This weekend, thousands of body hair-worshipping homos and their admirers will descend on Provincetown, Massachusetts for the gay resort mecca’s annual Bear Week. In addition to the usual circuit parties, T-Dances and nightly pizza and cruising (together at last!), a few !! omg blog !!-approved acts are performing at a series of alternative (naturally) events this year.
The man behind it all is local gay Mark Louque, the DJ/promoter who throws P-Town’s weekly Wednesday night jam FAG BASH. According to our sources within the international queer DJ underground, his Bear Week parties will offer regulars a chance to branch out from circuit music and “drink the lady-bear cool-aid.”
Pray, where doth lady-bear’s cup runneth over, you ask? Hereto is run-down:
Monday, July 15 – DJs Mark Louque and P-Play of Honey Soundsystem will be kicking the week off at Bearracuda, which will feature a performance by rapper The Big Dipper (a.k.a. Boston’s answer to The Notorious B.I.G.)
Wednesday, July 17 – Austin’s Filthiest CHRISTEENE will invade the stage at the Bear Week edition of P-Town weekly FAG BASH. Group Hug, BRDR & NATE, P-Play, JJ Booya and others are also on the bill. Check the trailer below.
Thursday, July 18 – This is the big one. London DJ collective Horse Meat Disco will play a four-hour set at Bearmania, the first Loque event to be included on the official Bear Week calendar. Full details via Facebook.
Provincetown Bear Week runs from July 13 to July 21.