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'Joe Whitaker Presents' San Diego Pride weekend events

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MAN UPP

Joe Whitaker knows how to throw a party and San Diego Pride is no exception. This year he and Man Upp are bringing back the very popular adult male party DILF to The Rail to kick off the weekend on Friday night.

Then on Saturday after the parade, he launches two special new Pride events for everyone, men, and women over 21, on the largest cruise-liner on the West Coast, the "Inspiration" of Hornblower Cruises. Both of these new parties have special meaning to Joe and his team and come from iconic songs and memories of past Prides.

 Whitaker produced his first event in May 2009 in Denver, Colorado. He now produces and promotes events in 12 major US cities along with events in Toronto and Vancouver. He's got his sights set on Europe and expanding his brand in 2019.  

There's something for everyone on Pride weekend and Joe Whitaker Presents is making sure you get in on the celebration! 

Friday, July 13

Joe Whitaker & Man Upp present the DILF Party

DILF San Diego Pride Kick off Party at The Rail. This is a men's event and they promise it will top their 2017 party. DJ Brett Law and DJ Warren with guest host international star Colby Jansen to move the night along with hot music, hot men, and hot fun: that's DILF!

This began as just a social event in 2014 and it didn't include a DJ or music of any kind. The event has grown into a full-blown dance party with DJ's featured monthly.  In March 2016, Joe Whitaker and the Man Upp team began taking the event on the road and it has now been in 17 US cities and 3 Canadian cities.  In 2018 DILF became a registered trademarked event here in the US.

The Rail will not be raising drink prices during their Pride events. Free clothes check will be available for this event. 

Get $2 off your first drink if you check your shirt at the Clothes Check! 

Ages 21 and older

Saturday, July 14

Happiness Tea Dance -- Hornblower Cruise Lines - Top Deck of the Ship (4 pm - 6:30 pm)

Celebrating Pride doesn't mean you have to stay on land. Docked at the downtown Pier on the top deck of the Inspiration will be the Happiness Pride Tea Dance followed by "Escapade" Sunset Boat Cruise. You can enjoy these two events with the price of just one ticket. In and out privileges will be allowed up until 6:30 while the party goes on.

Purchase your tickets and meet up at the San Diego Downtown Pier on Saturday, July 14 for these two unforgettable cruises. 

(in & out privileges allowed)

Ages 21 and older

"Escapade" Sunset Boat Cruise (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Watch the sun go down aboard Hornblower Yachts for a 2-hour cruise out in the bay on the Inspiration cruise liner. A huge line-up of entertainment will join you as you take in the relaxing views of the city, enjoy music, cocktails and show-stopping entertainment. 

The stars will line up at night with DJ Kitty Glitter of Sydney, Australia, and DJ Corey Craig of New York, NY  Both recently ranked in the Top 10 LGBT DJ's in the World!

With a performance by international drag superstar Chad Michaels, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1.

Colby Jansen will guest host. With a surprise performance at sunset. 

Ages 21 and older.

For information on DILF click HERE.

For information on the Happiness Tea Dance and Escapade Sunset Boat Cruise click HERE