The New Gay Interviews HARD FRENCH!
One of the best things about living in a San Francisco is that no one here is afraid to let their freak flag fly. And people party like you wouldn’t believe. If you’re queer, there simply isn’t any better place to call home. [Ed. Note: The Advocate disagrees.]
The year 2010 saw the emergence of one of the most foot-stomping, hell-raising, fuck-you-if-you’re-still-partying-like-it’s-1999-I’m-partying-TODAY club nights right smack dab in the middle of the Mission, hipster central. Christened Hard French, and named the country’s best queer dance party by TNG, the Hard French crew’s viewpoint was simple: “This is a party for everyone– a party where drag queens mingle with lesbians, leather daddies soul dance with cholas, sharps share hot dogs with activists, jocks make out with twinks, brown meets white meets purple meets gay guy meets ladies meets Q and everyone leaves excited to come back next month.” And they weren’t joking.
The line stretches down a half block to get into the cozy El Rio bar where Hard French calls home. Get there early. Inside, the crowd is everything they describe it to be, and then some. And Hard French wants to kick off 2011 even harder. On January 29, the first annual Hard French Winter Ball debuts in the Santa Cruz mountains. On the eve of the Winter Ball, The New Gay caught up with the Hard French crew– two DJs (Brown Amy and Carnita) and four promoters (Devon Devine, Tina Faggotina, Jorge P., and Amos G.) to talk about partying, dancing, partying, dancing and partying. And did I mention dancing?
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