Blowoff at P-Town Bear’s Week!
Of all the LGBT vacation spots across the country, Provincetown stands alone as being one highly rich in culture, accepting of all people, refined in the arts, and, of course, displaying its many beaches and hot spots. Nestled at the farthest North tip of Cape Cod, P-Town has a long history of being a go-to getaway for many with an artistic talent. It has the distinction of being the former residence of writers Kurt Vonnegut, Tennessee Williams, and has held a special place in the heart of filmmaker John Waters ever since his early 20’s.
Provincetown will be mixing it up even more again with the upcoming Bear Week (this year taking place July 7- 15) in which hairy chests and scruffy faces will be all the rage. Cue up The Boatslip, the legendary historic seaside resort, along with the musical talents of Bob Mould and Rich Morel and you have Blowoff. Named after the deciding fight in a pro wrestling match (and the original title of a CD release by the duo) the party itself (which started as a means to promote the CD in 2006) has quickly become one of nightlife’s most popular events.
Blowoff events from the duo’s home city of Washington, DC to San Francisco to New York City, with its unique presentation of music and video, bring together individuals from all walks of life, attracting folks even outside the Bear community.
The DJ duo is the perfect answer for those looking for a great time shaking their asses off uninhibitedly. Rich Morel is renowned for his work as a singer/songwriter, producer, and remixer who has worked with the likes of New Order, Depeche Mode, and Cyndi Lauper. While Bob Mould has the distinction of being the pioneering front man of Husker Du and Sugar, he has since turned to DJing as his outlet. The group’s sound is one that redefines music as a whole mixing house, punk, rock, pop, electronica, and funk.
"Lots of guys say we changed the ’gay dance party’ presentation," Mould stated. "I don’t know if that’s true - we just try to educate people to new sounds and images while staying true to our roots as composing and touring musicians." The party is infamous for having such a mixed crowd it wouldn’t be uncommon to see muscle men and leather daddies working it on the dance floor next to hipsters and music enthusiasts. (The ladies can also feel welcomed into the mix...Blowoff events consistently prove themselves among the "happiest" events on the dance calendar.)
No Place Like PTown...
Taking Blowoff to Provincetown is not a new idea. This will be their fifth anniversary of touring the party through the area for Bear Week. It caught on quickly which led to larger events by the supportive Provincetown Bears and became a highlight of the summer season for many. "The Boatslip took a chance on us in 2008, it went well, and now it’s become a big annual event. Provincetown Bears have been very supportive, and as Bear Week has grown, so have the number of parties like Blowoff," revealed Mould.
While Morel and Mould’s private visits to Provincetown are normally on the quieter side, Blowoff attendees can expect to find a wild variety of music mixes, handsome men, and the steamiest dance floor in town. When asked about their prior experiences and fond memories of P-Town, Morel revealed a similar story to which many are accustomed: "I have so many good memories from Provincetown during Bear week as well as off season. The wildest ones always are the hardest to remember for some reason." Happy Bear Week. Grrrr!
Blowoff at The Boatslip in Provincetown is coming up on Tuesday July 10. The party starts at 9 pm. For more information on the Blowoff events stay connected at www.blowoff.us. Also check out the Boatslip at www.boatslipresort.com.