Our 20 fave ways gay jocks do frocks at Purple Dress Run

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The ancient proverb “Jocks in frocks make Mom’s Weekend rock” was never truer than this Saturday. Scores of burly gay rugby jocks will don their gay apparel a day before showing their mothers what good sons they raised.

You know, as homosexuals have done from time immemorial. Look it up.

The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress Run has quickly become a welcome stop on gay Atlanta’s annual calendar. This year’s event goes down on Saturday. The revelers rev up at Mixx, run to Blake’s, head over to Frogs, and wind up with a big gay cookout at Atlanta Eagle. The entry fee covers mayhem in the streets of Midtown, two beers at each stop, and food. Wigs, skirts, dresses, kilts, tutus, cheerleading uniforms, sequin disco hats, leotards and/or togas not included.

Benefiting Lost N Found Youth, the charity bar crawl gets a little rowdy with a minimum eight beers per entrant. Throw in the fact that the gay rugby team and its supporters should just never do drag, and it’s downright epic. Like, slo-mo Chariots of Fire in Burkhart's parking lot epic.

But don’t take our word for it. We’ve dutifully documented the event’s purple progress and pennybags prowess since its 2009. Check out five years of ridiculously funny galleries from last year, 2012, 2011 and 2010. Or scroll below. To inspire Saturday’s participants and gawkers alike, here are our favorite Purple Dress Run dos and don’ts.

Do it with creativity.

 

 

 

Do it with spirit.

 

 


Do it double-fisted.

 

 


Do it with shorts underneath.

 

 


Or not.

 

 


Don't do it with duckface. Oh OK do.

 

 


Do it as a couple.

 

 


Do it like Bjork.

 

 


Or Charlie’s Angels.

 

 


Or Charlie’s Angels undercover at the roller derby.

 

 


Take inspiration from anywhere. Do it as a girl gang.

 

 


Or as your Mom’s bridge club.

 

 


Or, um… Flashdance. Yeah, let’s go with Flashdance.

 

 


Because Lycra stretches. Thank god.

 

 


Do it even if your ex is over your right shoulder.

 

 


Don’t do it without accessories.

 

 


Don’t forget to take a nap, crankypants.

 

 


Because roses are red.

 

 


Violets are blue.

 

 


I’m serving this.

 

 


So you better bring it too. 

 

 

 

Okaaaay?

 

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