Photo: Jack Parada
ATLANTAâThis year, the Atlanta Pride Committee canceled its major in-person events scheduled for October 9 and 10, including the Piedmont Park Festival and its popular parade, for the second year in a row. due to rising COVID-19 rates.
However, the organizers decided to reinvent the opening night. Over 3,000 guests attended the neon-themed event on October 8 at the Georgia Aquarium, which has been the site of the official Atlanta Pride Weekend Kickoff Party for over 10 years. âSince the cancellation of the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade, we wanted to stay focused on creating a safe and memorable event for all who attended and who have attended this iconic event for many years. âSaid Cathy Taylor, president of sales for YES Event. Designs, who took care of the decoration and design of the event.
Entitled “Out Night 2.0 – Let Your Pride Shine!” The party featured many bright decorative pieces, including custom stage facades, photo backgrounds with neon signage, and custom transparent high tables decorated with reflective light tubes, while a custom video mapping was projected onto the walls. In addition, DJs were scattered throughout the room.
One of the most notable features was a rotating stage that featured the dancers from the HBO show. Legendary, including artists from the House of Balenciaga ballroom group.
Regarding COVID-19 protocols, organizers have used advanced ticketing to limit ticket sales to help reduce capacity, as well as cashless bars.
Restoration: Wolfgang Puck Catering
Dancers: Balenciaga House
Decoration and event design: YES Event designs
Lighting design: Active production
Photography: Jack Parada Photography
Place: Georgia Aquarium
See more inside from the official launch party.