Our busy summer cranks up into high gear this weekend as Chicago readies for the huge PRIDE PARADE on Sunday. That means lots of our friends and visitors will be coming to town to enjoy the festivities and big fun nights this weekend at Touché.
Before I get to events at the bar, I want to pass along news about the parade. From the weather reports, it will be a perfect weekend for a parade, highs in the 70s with a slight chance of rain. You can expect huge crowds along the parade route. If you want a good spot to watch, check out Diversey toward the end of the route. Thinner crowds make for great viewing spots.
Better yet, join Chicago’s leather/fetish clubs IN the parade. 12 local clubs banded together to host Chicago’s Leather/Fetish Pride contingent again this year. We are expecting over 300 kinky folk to come together and march, showing off their leather, rubber, pup gear and more (many even less) in celebration of all our passions and fetishes.
Our contingent number is 99 (out of 150) and our line up spot will be on Montrose just west of the CTA tracks. Come out at 10 am and help us decorate the truck. There will be a supply of flags and poles to carry in the parade. If you got your own, bring it along.
Be prepared for a sunny hot day, be willing to share your sunscreen. We’ll have a supply of bottled water on the truck to share during the parade but bring your drink while we wait for the parade to get moving.
Watching or marching, everyone is invited to escape the crowds on Halsted and head back up to Touché as we continue the celebration. Our Sunday Beer Bust runs all day with $1 drafts and sodas, plus our crew will be serving up a free cook out buffet. The Club Room will be open to handle the crowd which can only mean things will be festive in no time at all.
Now before the big parade we do have a couple of hot nights planned to make it a full weekend of fun.
FRIDAY CLUB NIGHT hosted by ONYX! What better way to kick off the big weekend with one of the largest clubs in town and definitely the party-est club. You know the bar will be packed, the music will be hot and the party intense. I haven’t any news on what these guys are planning this month, but they’ve never disappointed us yet. You can expect great things from ONYX!
RIPE WITH PRIDE, our monthly Ripe Party will be lots of fun. Deep beats and hot go-go dudes to get folks excited. We’ll turn the lights way down low so you can get nice and ripe, too. Don’t forget we offer free clothing check this night and keep it going late into the wee hours.
We’ll be back here for our SUNDAY BEER BUST at 2pm. Enjoy $1 Bud & Bud Light drafts all day along with $1 sodas and Pucker shots. The place will pack up after the parade wraps so head back up here for PRIDE Touché style.
Of course the Pride Parade weekend is just one of many busy weekends here at Touché. Next weekend we’ll be celebrating the 4th of July and a couple of weeks after that it’s Mr Midwest Rubber Contest weekend. So things will be hopping here all summer. I’ll keep you posted.
Now let’s show off our PRIDE this weekend at Touché.