Hard French Hearts Los Homos
An intergalactic Pride party for all the gayliens who love to dance in outer space
Pride Sunday June 30th, 2013
4pm – 11pm
Roccapulco (3140 Mission St)
21+ Only Event
DJ Carnita & Brown Amy
Spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s
live performances by:
Funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi babes that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula, Rucker and Q-Tip
Magic Mouth (Portland)
Queer post-punkers with soulful vocals that will have you clapping, smiling and rocking out into deep space.
Midtown Social (SF)
Nine high-energy locals playing tightly-grooved, heartfelt, and original soul-stepping anthems
Special guest DJs:
DJ Olga T (Good Times, Oakland)
DJ Taco Tuesday (I Heart Cochinas Tongas, SF)
the Hard French Jiggalicious Drag Babes
Drag Babes shakin it down and making you move
Dulce De Leche
Kitty Von Quim
our Infamous Photobooth/Fundraiser
Photobooth will benefit the Bradley Manning Support Network.
About the Venue
For decades Roccapulco has been the heart of San Francisco’s salsa music scene, playing host to legends like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Hard French is thrilled to bring our special brand of queer to this historic and amazing space. Speaking of the space – it is HUGE with tons of tables and booths, 2 balconies a giant dancefloor and one of the city’s best sound systems.
Hard French stands in solidarity with Private Manning.
This year the committee that organizes the official Pride celebration named Private Manning their Grand Marshal, only to retract it 48 hours later. Pride marks an anniversary of brave queers fighting for their rights at the historical Stonewall Riots in NYC on June 28th, 1969, many of them going to jail for what they believe in. Private Manning also spoke out about the truth, and June 1st will mark Manning’s third year in prison and the start of their military trial. Hard French will celebrate Pride in Manning’s honor. Since the Board of the SF Pride Committee, the organization that supposedly celebrates the beginning of the gay liberation movement , does not feel Manning is a leader of the people, Hard French will honor Manning as our Grand Marshal. WE ARE PRIDE, and we dedicate this event to Private Manning, raising awareness about their trial, and honoring the legacies of all queer freedom fighting by queer GI resisters and queer political prisoners.
100% of the donations received at the photobooth, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bradley Manning Support Network. To find out more information on Manning or how to get involved, please visit these links:
Hard French Hearts Our Local Partners Please support these amazingly HARD businesses and tell them Hard French sent ya!
Tidy Shoppe They will also be doing live airbrush body art at our event!
SF Bay Guardian Check out our joint PRIDE kikcoff party, Pullin Pork for Pride at the Pilsner Inn on June 26th, 6pm-9pm!
HARD DANCING. HARD CRUISING.
The Hard French Crew modernize, takeover, revamp, trick out, revive, and do up the outdoor afternoon dance party experience. This is a party for everyone – where drag queens mingle with lesbians, leather daddy’s soul dance with Cholas, sharps share hot dogs with activists, jocks make out with twinks, brown meets white meets purple meets gay guy meets ladies meets q and everyone leaves excited to come back next month. The party is DJ’d by resident and soul music wizards DJ Carnita and DJ Brown Amy and has featured some of the best soul DJs in SF and beyond including Primo (Oldie’s Night), Dick Vivian (Rooky Ricardo’s Records), DJ Bus Station John (Tubesteak Connection), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & the Angry Inch/Shortbus), DJ Shannon Action Slacks, DJ Lucky (Soul Party!) and more.