Dancing feet: ATL’s Thanksgiving Eve tradition

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imageWhether it’s impending time with family, the lack thereof, or fresh meat visiting Atlanta for Thanksgiving, the night before becomes a late-night free-for all each year for the gay boys who dance.

And make no mistake, 2010 is no exception. In fact, there are three big events and an all-night afterparty to choose from. There’s even a special edition Armorettes show early to get the Wednesday night parties started.

imageWhen DJs Tracy Young (top photo), Sin Morera (middle), Tony Moran (bottom photo) and Martin Fry are all in Atlanta on one night, you know something crazy is going on. In two instances, the mayhem also benefits local LGBT charities so you can feel even better and more in the holiday spirit about having your fun.

Here’s a Thanksgiving Eve planner for those of you who would be willing to forego turkey and dressing if it meant missing one moment of holiday beats, boys and booze.

imageClick the parties you’re interested in for more details, and look further below for Thanksgiving Day options to quell your stir-craziness if you just have to get out of the house on Thursday.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24
DJ Tracy Young & Toy Party Kickoff
Jungle, 10 p.m.

Armorettes Backroom Burlesque: Thanksgiving Edition
Heretic, 8 p.m.

DJ Sin Morera & Joining Hearts Benefit
Heretic, 10 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Butterball with DJ Tony Moran
Club Life, 10 p.m.

Overhaul All-Nighter with DJ Martin Fry
Spring 4th, 2:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

THANKSGIVING DAY, NOV. 25
And for those who go for more traditional traditions, and for those who survive Wednesday night without pain, Thanksgiving Day features a few LGBT Thanksgiving meals and parties as well.
Gay Thanksgiving Dinner

Nawlins Restaurant @ My Sisters’ Room, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day Potluck
3 Legged Cowboy, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Our “House” For Thanksgiving
ft. House music

Mary’s, 9 p.m.

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