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Packed party nights as Games nears end

Sat 19 Mar 2011 In: Out Games News View at Wayback View at NDHA

10.50am: Hundreds of glbt sportspeople and human rights delegates packed out two Wellington party venues last night as the 2nd Asia Pacific Out Games and the associated Human Rights Conference draws to a close. The Urge Black Party at Club Ivy was packed to capacity by midnight with over 400 hot sexy men of sometimes obvious and sometimes indeterminate genders. The men were from all parts of the Asia Pacific region with Australia and New Zealand heavily represented amongst the gyrating, steaming bodies on the dance floor and on the upper levels of the entertainment complex. Black Party producer Paul Heard says a team from Auckland spent three days building in the lighting and sound system for the one-off event, and apart from some difficulty finding a company prepared to provide door security for a gay boys' party everything had gone extremely well. Down the road at Meow there was a packed house of women who were treated to a sexy lap dance show by a Wellington trio and a sultry burlesque performance by in-demand Aucklander Phloss Candy. DJ Sandi Hotrod made the trip across the ditch to spin the tunes and she got the crowd purring on the dancefloor with a mix of retro mixes and new sounds, telling at her hotel before her set she loves to play for everyone. Hotrod is a DJ who also likes to perform and interact with the crowd and she has undoubtedly won over a whole new set of fans with her pumping repertoire. There was plenty of romance in the air as established couples and new pairings swayed together and made out on the dancefloor. The venue boasted plenty of space and there were many women who happily spent the night chatting and laughing at the outside tables. It was a majority women-only night and the door staff did an incredible job of keeping it safe, gently coaxing one man who tried no less than three times to get in because ‘it looked like his kind of party’ to head in the other direction, assuring him it actually wasn’t his scene. Closing ceremonies in Civic Square will this afternoon formally close the extensive Games, Conference and associated cultural festival, and the Revolution party tonight will be the final official event. has two double passes to tonight's Revolution Party to give away! To win just tell us the best thing you have overheard at the Outgames ... email Daily News staff - 19th March 2011

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First published: Saturday, 19th March 2011 - 10:31am

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