Rich's to celebrate one-year anniversary of DADT repeal

SAN DIEGO -- In celebration of the first year that has passed since the repeal of the U.S. military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Rich's nightclub and SDPIX will host their quarterly "Active Duty: The Military Party" on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Active Duty is one of the most popular and high energy regular events held at the Hillcrest night spot, and this night is expected to be extra celebratory because of the occasion. "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was repealed on Sept. 20, 2011 after many years of effort by advocacy groups, legislators and President Barack Obama.

Go-go dancers dressed in military garb will entertain the crowd all night long, and guests will have the opportunity to get in theme by visiting the free body-painting booth. The first 500 people through the door will receive a free custom Rich's dog tag.

Military or camo attire is encouraged and the club will be decorated.

Early arrival is suggested as the club is expected to be at capacity. No cover for active duty servicemembers before 11 pm.

Also, SDPIX VIP Members will receive $5 off cover before 11 pm with their VIP sticker. Those who do not have a VIP membership may text SDPIX to 313131 and show the welcome message to the cashier for $5 off cover before 11 pm.

Rich's is located at 1051 University Ave. Doors open at 10 pm.

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