There's no better way to close summer than with the mashup of hunks, drag queens, performers and leather daddies that crash New Orleans for Southern Decadence.

It's a sexy and messy Labor Day tradition that attracts the gays from across the U.S. Of course, the #instagay army was out in force. If you weren't among the thousands LGBT'ing it up for the annual tribute to male debauchery – or even if you were – Instagram provides an up close and personal look at the big party weekend. 

We culled through #NOLA and #SouthernDecadence to get a taste ourselves. Here are some of our favorites. Need more? Indulge in the bulges of SoDec 2015, Joining Hearts, Memorial Day in Pensacola and Atlanta Pride.

 

 

 

 

S Q U A D ��‍��‍��. #Decadence #NOLA

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Double trouble at @ozneworleans this weekend for Southern Decadence, New Orleans w/ @sethfornea ��

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#SouthernDecadence #Arrowsmith #☂

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#carebearsnola16

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Amy's crew. #sparklepack #southerndecadence #gaybeard #Nola #tastemyrainbow

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Missing #southerndecadence already. #fan #nofilter #gay

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#usa #neworleans #southerndecadence #friends

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#GoodFriendsBar #Southerndecadence #gay #gayman

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#southerndecadence

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Thanks for a great time nola! @violetchachki so nice to put my eyeballs on you... #southerndecadence #nola #drag #eyeballs

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