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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Red Dress Party in Portland 2019

It is Saturday May 18th and yes that means the Portland Red Dress Party. This will be my 5th year going and I am looking forward to it. Now I am going with Julie and Trixie. Julie bought the tickets for us and I drive, I don’t drink so it works out well, probably better for me, Thanks for the ticket Julie. Now I was going to get to Julies around 7:15 and we would have a little bit of time to talk before we leave as we can’t get in till 8pm. Now I started getting ready at 4:30 as I wanted to take my time and enjoy getting ready. I can only imagine this is how girls feel getting ready for a big dance, I really wish I had had time to go get a new red dress. It really was so wonderful getting ready and making sure I looked my best.

I got to Julies a little after 7 and they were both ready and looking beautiful, they always look great but there is just something about red I love. Now we talked a little as we watched the Blazer game. Now it was Trixie that realized the Blazers were playing at home tonight in the Moda Center which is right next door to the Coliseum where the Red Dress Party is. This means Parking will be bad so we decided to take and UBER to the party. Now this was nice as we got dropped off right in front and as it was lightly raining it was nice as we didn’t take coats. Now we only had to wait in line about 5 minutes till they started letting us in.

Now this is a wonderful event as it is a charity event so the money goes to good cause and the ticket price covers everything, food and drink of course I don’t drink but I got all the soda pop I wanted. now our tickets got us in at 8 and the general admission tickets got in at 9 so we had a little time to look around before it got busy plus we had the VIP area where we had food and the lines were not as long. Now they had an issue with food and as such we couldn’t get in to the VIP area till 9 which was a little sad, you would have thought they would have had things better prepared so we walked around and checked things out.

Now this is the best place to people watch as you will see 100’s if not 1000’s of red dresses and they are all different in some little way, well I did see 2 couples with the same dress but I think they planned it that way. Now we did get some pictures tonight. I wanted a picture with the crowd behind me, a sea of red dresses as far as you could see. Now Danika also showed up she came and met the group on Wednesday night in her male mode but tonight she got out as her female self. It was great she could make it. Now when they finally did get the food out it was really good and this really was the first year, they had problems

After 9 it really did get busy, it was hard to move around and the party took up the whole basement floor of the coliseum. Now I did see one lady here I know, as a matter of fact she has been at all 5 I have gone to and I am as I know she will be there as she works there I keep an eye out for her and just kind of look the other way when I see her. Now as I said this is a wonderful place to people watch as there are some dresses that are over the top, some are really skimpy and sexy and yes this is for everyone so there were even men there just wearing a red dress and everyone gets along wonderfully no matter who you are. We didn’t do any dancing tonight but we had a wonderful time and got some wonderful pictures. This is one of my favorites, Julie and I look so awesome together in this picture. Can you tell how much fun we are having by our smiles?

We stayed till about 11:30 before we called it a night. Now as we were leaving it was really raining and as I said we didn’t bring coats so we ran as quick as we could to the covered area while we waited for our UBER home and we did get a little wet. There were several girls waiting here and watching the road for their ride. We had to wait about 10 minutes before our ride showed up. Now we had to get from the covered area to our ride and it was about 100 yards in the poring rain. Once again, we walked (almost ran) in our heals for the car. I think it is the first time I have ran in heels and yes, we got wet and yes it was cold. Luckily our driver was nice enough to turn the heat way up.

We got back to Julies house a little after midnight. It was such a fun night out. Thanks, so much Julie for inviting me, you are awesome and one of my best friends. It was sad to see the night come to an end and say goodbye. By the time I got home and ready for bed it was 1 am, a late night but so worth it.

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May 21, 2019 Posted by | Red Dress | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday May 19 2018 red dress party

 

 

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It is Saturday May 19 and tonight is the Red Dress Party, and it is going to be fun. This is I think my 4th time going and I am going with Julie and Trixie, thanks ladies for taking me. Now the red dress party is a benefit for charities and what is nice about it is it is all volunteer so you know the money raised goes to the cause. Tonight’s theme (yes, they do a theme) is Wicked. Now for me the theme is not important as I just want to be out and see all the red dresses. I started getting ready a little after 4 as I wanted to take my time, kind of like a girl getting ready for Prom. Now I thought about going shopping for a new red dress but didn’t have time so it will be a recycled red dress from last year. It was about 6:15 when I left as I was picking up Julie and Trixie at 7.

I got to Julie’s a little before 7, Trixie was ready and Julie almost ready. Julie took a little time and showed me her house as she has been doing a major remodel the last couple months. Her house really looks wonderful. Now tonight I tried my new clutch well probably more like a wallet with a wrist strap. When I was shopping a couple months ago at Sears at Lloyd Center Sears which has closed now they had everything 50% off or more and I saw this for $5 so I got it. I did make sure my phone fit in it though. Well that was all I was thinking about as tonight I discovered that with the phone in it about all that would fit in was some money, ID and credit card as it was really narrow. Well luckily, I was wearing my long wear red lipstick so I didn’t need that but there was no room for my compact in case I needed to touch my face up I guess I can go without these things for a night. Well when I got out of the car at Julies I discovered one more thing that didn’t fit in my little wallet clutch, mt car keys. Luckily Julie had a little bigger purse and so she put not only Trixie’s ID and lipstick in it by my car keys also.

It was about 7:20 when we left. Now this year it is in the down stairs of the coliseum instead of a ware house. It only took about 15 minutes to get there and we parked in the parking lot, $20 but so worth it as we didn’t have to walk far. Now the Red Dress party starts at 9pm but if you have VIP tickets you can get in at 8 which we did and even though it was not 8 yet they let us go inside. N ow it was a lot bigger then the ware house last years and also a lot nicer but then when you are getting everything donated including where you have I, you take what you can get. It was nice to walk around before it got really crowded and see what it looked like before they turned down the lights. Now the bad thing is I do know someone who works this event and I am always on the lookout for them and in the ware house I had the dim lighting to help me. I saw them a couple times and just casually went the other way. Amy way we had been here about 30 minutes and we came out of a door and there they were looking right at me. I just walked right by them and pretended not to know them. Now let me clarify, yes, I know them by name but it is from working with them but only a few days a year. I am guess if they probably didn’t recognize me and if they did it would not be by name but where they knew me from.

Now we did get some pictures tonight and of course the first was on the big red high heel shoe seat. Who says you can’t find heels in big sizes. We all took turns sitting on this and getting our picture taken. Now I will admit it is not easy to gracefully sit down on something so low with high heels on, took a little work to tuck my legs under and look at least a little feminine. I think it turned out okay though, Thanks Julie for taking such a good picture.

Wee then went into the VIP area where they had food and got something to eat, again all the food and drinks are donated so the sponsors are awesome and the food is really good. I had some pulled pork, chicken, mac & cheese with Cauliflower which was really good and of course desert. The other bad part is they had big bowls of M&M’s at all the bars where you got your drinks, I love M&M’s. I think I ate 4 bags plus split one with Trixie. I have no will power when it comes to sweets, the reason I don’t by them. This will be the big challenge when we do our Mexican Cruise this fall as from what I hear they have deserts out all the time. Julie took a few more pictures of us here at the table we ate at. You can see some of the people behind me in red dresses.

Now we did go and watch some of the entertainment, one was a group of drum players and they were really good, really loud but really good. I did plug my ears so I probably looked a little strange, hopefully the people walking around getting pictures of the crowd didn’t take a picture at that time. They also had some people from Circus Soleil that did a short show, maybe 20 minutes and it was really good. Now there were some that did dress up for the Wicked theme and they were great outfits but most 90% where just in the red dress. The point of the red dress party is to get in you must have a red dress so even those in costume had to have a red dress on, even the man and woman from Circus Soleil had red dress on.

Now the really fun part of this event is to people watch. You will see every kind of person, young, old, male, female, gay, straight and so on from all kinds of different walks of life. The only common thing is the red dress. Now it has amazed me over the years with so many people here in red dresses you don’t see the same dress twice, well sometime a couple will get matching dresses or you might see 1 or 2 but when you think they say there are over 1,000 people here each year and looking at the crowd I would say that might be low. It is hard to imagine there are that many different red dresses. Now yes some of the outfits are well let’s just say you wouldn’t ware one unless you were completely confident in how your body looks. There was one lady that had on an outfit that was way skimpier than a bikini.

We walked all over checking things out and Julie was standing waiting for Trixie and me a young lady came u to her and just started talking with her, she wanted a picture with Julie so as they were taking the picture Julie told her our trick for great selfie’s. I can’t hold the phone and push the button at the same time so what we do is set our self timer for 3 seconds. Then you can push the button and then hold the phone out and it still has time to focus before it takes the picture. Any way we talked with her for a while. She had wanted to come but something came up and she didn’t think should could and then at the very last minute she made it. Her red dress was actually a red sheet she fashioned into a dress, it was cute. Her name was Daphne and she was awesome.

Now the last few years we have ran into 2 ladies we met the first time I went to the Red Dress part named Amy and Dionne so we were kind of looking for them. They have been coming up from Northern California each year and we have gotten a picture together each year, here is one from 2 years ago blog. We didn’t see them this year, as a matter of fact we didn’t see anyone we knew until we were getting ready to leave and we ran into Marla. Well I had to have a picture with Julie tonight so I got Trixie to take one just before we left. Julie need higher heels and I need flats. Such cute girls in pretty red dresses. There were some people in high heels, and yes some were holding them in their hands as it is not easy to ware them all night long standing on a hard floor. I wore wedges and even by the end of the night I was ready to take them off. As we were walking to the car we saw a couple girls removing their heels. It is hard work being a lady.

It truly was a wonderful night and I want to thank Julie and Trixie for taking me, we stayed out later than in past years as it was almost 12:30 when I dropped them off at Julie’s house and it was about 1 am when I got home but such a fun night and so worth it.

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May 20, 2018 Posted by | Red Dress | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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