Lismore LGBTI group Tropical Fruits are set to pay a dirty, grimy tribute to their Hard Queens at their the upcoming Queen’s Birthday long weekend party.
“For all those queens who have done the HARD yards for the LGBTI community, for the HARD work queens, the queens who play HARD and love HARD. For the everyday Queens, the mumma monarchs and the HARD QUEEN in us all. This one’s for you,” the group said.
“The opulence of the French court goes head to head with the anti-establishment riot of the Punk scene in this sexy country party. Silk meets leather, lace meets studs. There’ll be footmen fooling in the shadows, courtiers cruising punks on the dancefloor, kings debauching with an electric guitar by the fire.
“Returning to the misty Jiggi valley, we’ll have the place all to ourselves in an old-skool fruits shindig. The music will be dirty, the songs sexy, and the décor opulent. With all the theatricality and sensuality of Marie Antoinette’s boudoir and the raw edge of the sex pistol’s dressing room, this queen’s birthday will go HARD.”
The fires will be blazing out back and hot food including woodfired pizza will be up for sale. DJ Lady K will bring groovy, soulful deep house for the sunset hours, before the music gets progressively dirtier as the night wears on with DJ Honey Bear’s sexy, tribal/tech house set. DJ Juan Velasco will bring some grimy Sydney tech house sounds, and Lady K will close (all pictured, below).
What’s the dress code? “Think Punk Versailles. Think Marie Antoinette and Sid Viscious’ love child. Pull out the leathers and studs, clean the mud off (or rock the mud) your docs. Add some ruffles and some safety pins, some bows and bustles. Think brocade jackets, spiked cuffs, powdered faces and powdered mohawks, corsets and chains. Be a courtier or a king, a death rocker or street punk,” the group explained.
Tropical Fruits’ Hard Queens Birthday Party is on Saturday June 10 from 4pm at Jiggi Hall, about 20km (25 mins) north west of Lismore in northern New South Wales. For more details, transport information and tickets visit the Tropical Fruits website.