When gay Atlanta’s own Ready 4 Hope put their minds to a party for AID Atlanta, they get serious about having fun. When they do their signature weekend, they step it up and really go for it.
The red-shirted AIDS Walk team let loyal patrons know that they were in for a ride when they entered Friday’s Ignite party at Heretic. The party people booked DJ Shane Stiel to return to the scene of his last Atlanta slaying, and local favorite Seth Breezy warmed up the crowd.
The full slate of fire-themed R4H events continued a whole weekend of fundraising and hell raising. Ignite was followed by Saturday’s Red Party with Roland Belmares at Jungle then Heat Afterparty with DJ Robert Ansley at Xion in the wee hours, plus a refreshing Hydrate tea dance with Dee Martello on Sunday at Park Tavern.
The slate of parties were the culmination of a year-round effort that started in earnest at a very sexy Bear BQ. By the time the AIDS Walk rolls around next month, R4H plans to blow away last year's $45K donation.
Photos by Russ Youngblood