PHOTOS: Wildlife w/ BYGays & Capital Pride @ Howard Theatre (NSFW-ish)
Gays BYT | Jun 11, 2012 | 9:00AM |

photos by Dakota Fine, Joy Asico, Denis Largeron, Nick Balleza

The word EPIC is oft overused these days to describe, well, pretty much anything: your haircut, your new favorite drink, your new pedicure color, and yes, parties too. But-it is not often that the word EPIC not only needs to be used but is potentially not, well, epic enough to describe the sheer epicness of something.

In the case of this past Friday’s WILDLIFE party (which marked both the 3rd annual partnership of BYT/BYGays and Capitol Pride and the 1st queer party to take place @ Howard theatre in 60 years) the good times were so EPIC, we’re going to have to cube them for this occasion: EPICEPICEPIC.

Our photo staff took something like 1000+ photos (+a photobooth set is coming your way at noon, so check back in) and we KNOW you want to dive into them as soon as possible, but first we want to throw some thank yous in:

  • Thank you to the Capital Pride and Howard Theatre for partnering with us on this and letting us do everything we did.
  • Thank you to our out-of-town headliners: Amanda LePore and JD Samson-your were wonderful
  • Thank you to all our awesome DJs: Natty Boom, LadyFace, Autorock, DJ MaJR for keeping everyone on the dancefloor for 7 hours straight
  • Thank you to all our live performers: Pussy Noir, Summer Camp, Heidi Glum, Katie Balloons, Sebastian Rousseau and Shelly Guy – you are all freaky and we love you a lot
  • Thank you to all our wildlife go go dancers
  • Thank you to Stella Artois for supporting all BYT events this year
  • Thank you to Smirnoff for being the official vodka of the event
  • Thank you to W Hotel DC for providing accommodations for our talent
  • Thank you to UBER for toting our talent around in their fancy cars
  • Thank you to our laser guys-you lasered it up real good.
  • Thank you to the tireless BYT and Howard Theatres staff and Capital Pride Volunteers
  • Thank you to our photographers for shooting non stop and all the time.
  • and of course – THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING in your PRIDEFUL Best-we have some awesome new events coming up including our awesome Nat Geo after hours on June 22nd-we hope to see you at all of them all the time.

Bisous, BYT + BYGays.

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more magic by Joy:

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more more more by Denis:

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and last but not least, memories by Nick:

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Comments:
Recent Comments:
  • matty says:

    Amazing

  • Robb S says:

    …now I can’t wait for NatGeo—all the safari wildlife DC gone wild thematics has me giddy

  • Enzo says:

    Your drag queens killed it! I wouldn’t even call them drag queens. That was something so much more. That was a SHOW.

  • Shauna Shauna says:

    Last I checked no one was forced (not even at gunpoint!) to scroll all the way through… jesus.

  • BYGays The BYGays says:

    We did edit it down. Gays love looking at themselves in pictures. That’s a basic, biological principle confirmed by multiple scientific studies. It’s the price we pay for our gay posts. If we had LESS pics, we’d have MORE blood. xoxo =)

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  • Johnnie says:

    Look, it’s every fucking photo we too! (Because, seriously, the only thing worse would be if someone thought they’d edited this shit down.)

  • Robb S says:

    …despite bathing, the following day, I found a sequin in my hair—signs of a good night

  • Dakota says:

    lol, Johnnie… unfortunately, i’d have to agree with you…

  • my head still hurts says:

    I had the best time. Oh my god, people. Epic. Thankya so very much.

  • David says:

    I still have sparkles in my eye, and glitter in my underwear.

  • Landon says:

    This was such an amazing party. Wow. Thank you so much. It was the highlight of pride.