Southern Decadence 2014
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Southern Decadence started forty-three years ago as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of our world's major annual events. It is one of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, and has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras." People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don't even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday. With over 125,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants, and an economic impact estimated to be in excess of $125 million, the city has recognized the festival's importance with Official Proclamations to welcome the event.
street party activities take place in the immediate area of
the French Quarter, and the dance parties are in the clubs.
Since the gay bars never
close, there is something happening around the clock. Some of
the nation's best DJs work the crowds into a frenzy.
The 2013 DJ lineup included Max Rodriguez, Drew G, Mike Bryant, Derek Monteiro,
Brendan Thompson, Chris Allen and Sean Michael.
The 2013 hosts were
And new for 2013, Southern
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