There’s still time to get your tickets to the GABA Mardi Gras inspired GlamStand for the best view of the return the Pride Parade to Auckland after a ten-year absence.
Drawing on the success of the Sydney GlamStand, renowned as the best place to the watch the world famous Mardi Gras Parade, the GABA GlamStand offers a range of premium view options where guests can party the Pride Parade away in a comfortable setting, with access to good food and refreshments.
VIP guests include David Huebner - USA Ambassador and his partner Dr McWaine, Auckland Mayor, Len Brown and his deputy Penny Hulse, marriage equality campaigner MP Louisa Wall and her partner Marilyn Waring, MPs Nikki Kaye, Jacinda Ahern and Paul Hutchison.
Special treats for GlamStanders include a glass of bubbles on arrival, exclusive catering by Dawsons, GlamStand only entertainment and the best view from the comfort of your own seat. Oasis Beauty, the New Zealand skincare specialist is providing complimentary sunscreen.
The Auckland Pride Parade 2013 takes place this Saturday 16 February. With over 40 entries, the Auckland Pride Parade is the highlight of the Auckland Pride Festival celebrating the Rainbow Community in the greater Auckland area.
This year’s Auckland Pride Parade theme is ‘One Community’, reflecting a Rainbow Community that is one in its diversity and a community that has its place within the wider community. Expect explosions of colour, flashing sequins, over the top drag queens, hot toned bodies, wild dancing, fantastic music and even a full choir performing live on the back of a truck – all happening on a stage over 1.5kms long!
The Auckland Pride Parade route travels in a northerly direction up Ponsonby Road from Western Park to Three Lamps. Ponsonby Road and all adjoining streets will be closed to traffic from midday till 9pm. All day parking restrictions apply on Ponsonby Road and all adjoining roads.
Go to the GABA GlamStand page for tickets gaba.org.nz/the-gaba-glamstand/
Michael Richardson, GABA President says: `GABA is very happy to be working with the Auckland Pride Board and to be involved with the new Pride festival in a meaningful way. The GlamStand will provide grand-stand seating for GABA members and invited guests including VIPs. The format is consistent with other pride parades and similar events run internationally with great success. We believe there will be demand for high-quality seating and facilities and this is an opportunity to enhance the profile of Auckland Pride, GABA, and the wider gay community. Any profits will go to the GABA Charitable Trust.’