Hundreds of San Franciscan’s came out to The Bold Italic‘s Big Gay Birthday bash at the iconic Old Mint to show love for their city on its 237th anniversary. The sold-out event proved to be as festive and fabulous as San Francisco itself. The basement vaults featured a variety of sweets, drinks, arts and arcade activities, and social areas serviced by TCHO Chocolate, Blue Moon, Getty Images, Blick Art, Sidewalk, and Swoon. And you better believe that we wouldn’t miss the party of the year!
Our photobooth was also a part of the mix, capturing smiles and silliness from guests decked out in every color of the rainbow in front of our dazzling silver-sequined backdrop. Party-goers kept the energy level off the charts upstairs at the silent disco, presented by Silent Frisco, which featured DJ’s from Go Bang!, Hard French, Fix Yr Hair, and Stay Gold. Dance moves were being busted all over the floor to the tune of six different channels playing simultaneously, each through select headphones. People refueled throughout the evening on carnival fare served by Straw SF and quenched their thirst at one of the six bars brought by Tonic Beverages.
At the last hour, when the clock struck midnight, performing drag queens Lady Bear and Dulche de Leche led everyone in a toast to San Francisco with champagne and cupcakes supplied by Pretty Please Bakeshop. Everyone was welcome to come, as they were, for outrageous fun, spectacular food and drinks, and sweet lovin’. It doesn’t get more San Francisco than that.
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