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Hard French Winter Ball 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM (PST)
Santa Cruz, CA
WHOA! You Did it Hard Frenchers!! We have officially reached our quota for online ticket sales. This is going to be GOOD!
Tickets are NOT SOLD OUT! You can visit these retail locations to purchase tickets (you will automatically be entered to win a free hotel room at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, too!):
We’ll also have tickets available at these nightlife events (and one shopping party), look for the Hard French sign!
Tickets will also be available at the Cocoanut Grove Box Office on February 2nd from 2pm – 5pm and when doors open at 9pm.
Remember to guarantee entry into the event – get your tickets early! See you at the ball!
xoxo the Hard French Crew
The Third Annual Hard French Winter Ball
The Cocoanut Grove Grand Ballroom
February 2nd, 2013
9pm - 1am
You are formally invited to return with us to sunny Santa Cruz for a seaside weekend getaway with all vinyl soul music, live performances, and a formal dance party in a turn of the century Grand Ballroom on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
$15, Snowflake Special (sold out)
$20, Limited ‘Blizzard Blowout’ Ticket (sold out)
$25, Regular ‘Snow Day’ Pre Sale Ticket (online ticket sales are over. Tickets ARE NOT SOLD OUT - they are available exclusively at Hangr 16 in SF and select nightlife events - see above)
$25, Day of Event -there will be tickets available at the Cocoanut Grove Box office from 2pm - 5pm and when doors open at 9pm)
note: This event is 21+. All tickets will be e-tickets that you can print out or show us your ticket via the Eventbrite app on your smartphone.
yr Hard French DJs Brown Amy & Carnita
spinning vinyl ALL NIGHT LONG
Live singing performances by Dulce De Leche, Rotimi Agbabiaka, DavEnd and Ebony Jett.
Special guest performance by Glamamore.
Coronation of the Hard French King and Queen hosted by Lil Miss Hot Mess
Photobooth by Shot In The City, design by Tommy Tuff.
the Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes
Nominations are closed for King and Queen but we will announce our final court this weekend!
The King and Queen will recieve gifts from Rickshaw Bags, Amoeba Music, Hi Tops, Stony Pony, Ike's Sandwiches, Boogaloos, Nick's Pizza, Lexington Club, Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences, Courtney Trouble/Indie Porn, Delmarette (SC), Picnic Basket and Creamery(SC), Saturn Cafe(SC) and Extreme Pizza. In addition, Hard French will donate $$ to any organization of the winners' choosing!
Frequently Asked Questions
Hard French Hearts Local Businesses!
HUGE thanks to our local partners:
Paradox Hotel - They are offering a Hard French Room rate for $130! Just give them a call (831.425.7100) and ask for the Hard French Room Block. Or visit their website, lick on reservatiosn tab, then click on Group Code and enter HFRENCH.
Zipcar **Zipcar is offering a driving credit discount to all Winter Ball ticket holders! Find out how to redeem it when you receive confirmation of your ticket purchase. If you don't have an account, they are also offering up discounted memberships at http://www.zipcar.com/hardfrench.**
if you are a local business who would like to partner with Hard French - hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Hard French promises a truly unique experience with DJs on the patio, their infamous photo booth, tasty bbq, hard dancing and hard cruising. Hard French hit the road in 2010, throwing successful parties at Fabulosa Fest in Marin County, The East River Bar in Brooklyn, the Bring Your Own Queer Festival in Golden Gate Park and The Augusta House in Toronto, ON. Hard French has been named Best Place in SF to get cheap beer and BBQ by Broke Ass Stuart’s Guide to San Francisco, has been included in the BUTT Magazine San Francisco Fag Map and has been featured in SF Weekly, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, SFist.com, The Village Voice (NYC), MissionMission Blog, Daily Candy, The New Gay and All Shook Down.
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