A circuit party is a large dance event. It extends through the night and into the following day, almost always with a number of affiliated events in the days leading up to and following the main event. Proto-circuit parties in the late s, the precursors of what later became circuit parties, were called disco parties. They lasted only one evening and were held in various large venues in metropolitan areas with large gay populations. They came to resemble underground rave parties in some respects, but differ in that circuit parties are highly publicized and professionally produced, and tend to attract people from a wider age range and a broader geographic area.
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The conditions are ripe, then, for an account like GaysOverCovid to thrive — which, at the time of publication, has over , followers and counting. GaysOverCovid, which has been active since July , is dedicated to posting pictures of mostly white, muscular gay men congregating at large parties and group gatherings, the ultimate taboo justifiably so! In a beautiful, horrible form of poetic justice, a boat carrying roughly 60 party attendees sank, though no one was injured. Circuit gay culture, which refers to a series of annual, hedonistic parties like the aforementioned Palm Springs White Party , has always been an object of ire for some in the queer community and the paragon of salvation for others. The pandemic has merely amplified these sentiments on both sides — some of which are justified, some less so. Naturally, an account with such a premise has proven incredibly polarizing. Elsewhere, the website CircuitBitch.
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Puerto Vallarta has some of the most colorful festivals in Mexico and its gay events are no different. Occurring mostly during the high season, events such as Thanksgiving and New Years eve see an influx of visitors from around the world. Puerto Vallarta Pride takes place every year in May and is home to some great pool parties and a new Circuit Event on the Friday and Saturday night of the parade weekend. Beef Dip Puerto Vallarta is one of the biggest bear events in North America and mixes great beach weather, fun parties and friendly guys to create a memorable and welcoming event. Events kick off in early February with the colorful Carnival.
A circuit party in Atlanta, Georgia. A circuit party is a mega dance event, extending through a night and into the following day, almost always with a number of affiliated events in the days leading up to and following the main event. They came to resemble underground rave parties in some respects, but differ in that circuit parties are highly publicized and professionally produced, and tend to attract people from a wider age range and a broader geographic area. While open to anyone, the parties generally are viewed as social events for gay men. Circuit parties are typically lavish affairs with elaborate lighting, music, and decor and are held in venues that can accommodate large crowds.