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quiz mistress Dolly Diamond who won’t be forgiving when it comes to
errant answers! There are loads of prizes to be won in a relaxed pub en-
vironment. You could be crowned the Quiz King or Queen of TasPride
Weekend two. Friday sees The Blow Waves rock into town to kick
off Australia’s pride festival season at local Hobart punk and rock haunt,
the Brisbane Hotel. Fusing punk, disco and a touch of ‘cock rock’, the
Blow Wave’s unique sound has been described as punchy, rocky disco-
camp and full of raw attitude. Tasmanians love, no we mean love love,
live music. This place is going to be bursting at the seams!
Saturday hosts local LGBT dance party LaLaLand, with special
guest DJ Ruby, who has earned himself ledgendary status in the gay
dance music arena playing at some of the biggest gay circuit parties
in Australia – including Mardi Gras, Sleaze Ball, Navigaytion, Pride
(Perth), Shine and Toy Box.
Sunday could see you leave your cares behind and cruise around
the towering cliff-faces of Tasmania’s beautiful Bruny Island. You’ll
see dolphins and hundreds of seals on this day cruise which was voted
by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Trips in the
World. It’s just one of the amazing world-class destinations in Tasma-
nia. And it’s so much closer than you think.
Close the weekend out with some outrageous fun at Vonni’s Camp
Bingo. Outgrowing its venue in the first year, this event is hosted by one
of the original Les Girls herself, Vonni. All we can say is, when Vonni
calls your number, you’d better answer!
But that’s all just a teaser, really. The festival also spreads the love
with a film festival, performing arts shows, dance parties, social gather-
ings, outdoor recreation, breakfast, lunches, dinners and BBQs, as well
as the infamous handbag throwing and drag racing family day picnic.
TasPride Festival 2009 will take place from October 31 to November
15. A detailed program is now available on taspride.com
Go on. Come home to Tasmania. It’s a world apart, not a
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