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Red Dress Party PDX

Tonight, is the Red Dress Party in Portland, A benefit ball with all money going to Charity. Red Dress PDX is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established and run exclusively by volunteers. Through our events and donations, we support queer youth, help friends, neighbors and family members living with HIV and AIDS, and help to fight domestic violence. This will be my third year going and it is a fun night and a wonderful place to people watch. Now Julie and Trixie invited me which was so nice of them. Now I did paint my nails red today for the night, I actually painted them about 2 as I watched TV. I started getting ready about 4.

It was so fun getting ready, so enjoyable. My Susan time is limited right now so it was wonderful to take my time. It is like most girls go through as they get ready for a big dance of Prom. Such a fun experience. Now I did have a new pair of heels I bought a while back but I didn’t have a chance to go out and get a new dress which was a little sad. It is so fun to experience the simple joys of being female. I was all ready by 5:45 and on my way to Julie’s to pick her and Trixie up for the party.

I got to Julie’s about 6:15 and they were both ready in their pretty red dresses. This really was a great idea they had as I love red so having everyone in red dresses is awesome. Now it didn’t start till 8 so we didn’t need to leave for about an hour so it gave us a chance to sit and talk. It was so wonderful.

We got to where the Red Dress Party was, it has been the same location the last 3 years. We parked ab few blocks away and walked, it was a really nice evening, just the right temperature. We got to the door and only had to wait about 10 minutes as we were a little early. Now our tickets let us in early at 8 so we were one of the first ones here and had a chance to walk around and see things before it got crowded. We walked around and had our picture taken and then stopped so Trixie could get her face painted. Now while we were there Amy and Dionne saw us and came over to talk with us. We met them in 2015 here at the Red Dress Party and again in 2016 and this is the 3rd year we have seen them and of course we had to get a picture together again. It was great to see them again and talk and catch up.

We walked around some more and got something to eat. By now it was getting busy and it was a fabulous crowd, everyone in a red dress. It is amazing how many different styles of red dresses there are. I don’t think I saw the same red dress and there were probably 1500 to 2000 people here tonight. This really is a great place to people watch.

We ran into Jamie and her wife and also Marla as they were also here so I got to talk with them for a little while. It was nice to see them as it has been a long time. Well it was that time yes Julie and Trixie got me out on the dance floor. It was easier to dance here just because it is so crowded. Really all you can do is stand in the crowd and sway and really no one can really see you. It was a lot of fun. After dancing we were walking back through the crowd when we ran into Victoria. We talked for a while, this was her first Red dress party.

We stayed till after midnight before calling it a night. It was such a wonderful evening and so much fun spending it with Julie and Trixie. It was sad to see the night come to an end.

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Red Dress | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Dress Party 2016

Tonight is the Red Dress Party and Julie, Trixie and I are going. I have been looking forward to this as I had a good time last year. I  got home at 4:15 I immediately started getting ready as I wanted to take my time and enjoy it plus I wanted to look really good tonight. It took me 2 hours to get ready and I enjoyed every minutes, kind of I imagine girls feel getting ready for a special event like a prom. Now the Reed Dress started at 8 but I was picking up Julie and Trixie first.

I got to Julie’s a little after 6:30 and Julie and Trixie were Ready, I think we were all looking forward to tonight. we had time as we didn’t have to leave for a while so we sat around and talked, just 3 beautiful woman all dressed in red. The night was off to a wonderful start. It was about 7:20 when we left and were on our way. It was a nice drive and so much more fun having Julie and Trixie with me. We got downtown Portland and I found a parking spot about 2 blocks away and we were on our way. There were some other girls we walked with.

Now it was at the same place as last year so we walked to where the entrance was last year and walked in, there was no one there so we finally found someone only to find out the entrance was at the other end and someone had left the fence open by mistake. They were nice enough to let us walk through to the entrance instead of going back out and having go to walk all the way around. On our way I ran into one of the girls working here who knew me as Susan of course, she is the daughter of one of our members. it was good to see her again.

when we got to the entrance I ran into Jennifer. I met her a couple years ago and we are friends on Facebook. She recognized me and it took me a while as she has changes a lot. she is full time now and has long beautiful hair. Well we gave them our tickets and we were back inside. we walked in and got a drink and walked around for a while as it was still before 8, I think they let people in early because of the weather. We also got some food and went and sat down and ate. The food was all really good.

Now we had VIP tickets so we were able to go into the VIP area which wasn’t as crowded. Now after we ate Julie and I decided we needed to get some pictures. Now I had watched several girls taking pictures at a pole lie they were pole dancing so Julie and I decided the Red dress 2016 (1)pole was the place for pictures. now I had watched one girl posing byRed dress 2016 (4) the pole and she looked so good I decided to try the same pose. Didn’t look the same but I was having fun.

Now there were a lot of really cute girls here and so many pretty dresses. It is amazing all the different styles of dresses, I don’t think I saw the same dress twice. Now if you have never been here before it is the best place to people watch and everyone is so friendly.

We walked around some more and walked to the other end and danced for a while, yes I did dance again but then there were so many people on the dance floor that you really could not move much so I was able to pull it off.

Red dress 2016 1 (1)We walked back to the other end to the VIP area and we saw this girl in a really sexy dress so we had to talk with her and yes Julie got a picture of us together. It was an awesome dress but wouldn’t look the same on me plus I am sure she must have been a little cold.

We sat for a while and Laura H. and Lisa also showed up. It was good they could make it. We were all talking and I saw a couple girls we met last year and they remembered us also. They came back to Portland this year for the Red Dress Party from the Bay area of California as they had such a fun time, Their names are Amy and Dion, This is a picture from last year. Amy and Dion are the ones I have my arms around.  We talked for a while.

Later we walked back to the other end and danced some more. still just as crowded but still fun. Julie was talking to everyone and having a great time. I am still not that out going but I am working on it. We really did have a fun time on the dance floor. WE walked back to the other end and on the way ran into Amy and Dion again and talked with them some more. Red dress 2016 (6)They wanted to get pictures with us again so we did another photo op outside. WE didn’t get as many pictures Red dress 2016 1 (2)as I planned but we were having so much fun I think we forgot.

this really was a fun night and before we knew it, it was midnight. Now the party was still going strong but we were getting tired. It was a wonderful evening and I am so glad Julie and Trixie invited me to go.

If you have never been to a Red Dress Party you really should at least once. We walked back to my car and I drove Julie and Trixie home. This will be the last time I see them for a month as they are going on vacation till the end of June. I am so looking forward to see pictures of their trip and hearing all about it. They will have so much fun.

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May 22, 2016 Posted by | Red Dress | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Wednesday night out with friends

Another busy week so I was looking forward to tonight. I got home at 5:20 which was later then I had hoped so it was right into the shower. We were going to House of Louie for dinner at 7 but I wanted to meet the girls at Fox & Hounds before so I knew I would have to rush. No I really do like to take my time getting ready and enjoy it but tonight there would not be time. Normally I try to give myself an hour and a half to get ready, time to think about my makeup and how I am doing it and of course deciding on an outfit. tonight it would be a simple makeup and no second guessing my outfit. Things went well and I was downtown Portland by 6:30.

Cristine, Cassandra and Julie were already there. It was nice to be out tonight as Cassandra and Julie will be gone for almost a month so tonight will be the last time I see Cassandra for a while. I will see Julie on Saturday as her, Trixie and I are going to the Red Dress Party this Saturday. We had a nice time talking till 7. Joan Showed up just before we left to walk over to House of Louie.

The 5 of us walked the 2 blocks to House of Louie. there was a little wind so it was a little cold, I was glad I brought my sweater. When we got there we met a new girl, Sheila. She had just sent an e-mail in today to join the group. It was nice to meet her. We got our normal table, I got to sit between Julie and Sheila. We had a nice time and good conversation. Dinner showed up and we had so much food. Jamie also showed up so we squeezed her in between me and Julie so we had 7 here tonight. It was a wonderful dinner and before we knew it, it was after 9.

After dinner we walked over to CC Slaughters, now as I don’t have to get up early tomorrow I had a chance to stay out later tonight. It was not very busy when we first got there but by 10 there was a good crowd. Julie, Sheila and I got more of a chance to talk, it was nice to get to know her better. Sounds like she doesn’t get out often but hopefully we will see her out again.

Kitty also was here tonight and it is always fun to spend some time with her. We were all talking and it was funny as last Saturday we were talking about Buffy and her girlfriend who we have not seen in a long time and wouldn’t you know who walked in, Buffy and her girlfriend. it was good to see them again. It really was a fun night and I stayed out till 11 which is late as I do have to work tomorrow.

Julie and I talked more about the Red Dress Party. I am going to drive again this year. It starts at 8 and goes to whenever. I am going to be at Julies around 6:30. It was a lot of fun last year and I am sure a few others from our group will be there. Of course we will get pictures. I am looking forward to it.

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May 19, 2016 Posted by | Fox & Hound | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Red Dress Party 2015 what an awesome event.

Well Saturday night was the Red Dress Party and I had a chance to go. My friend Julie had 2 tickets and her girlfriend couldn’t go so she invited me, Thanks Julie. Now I was really looking forward to this as I have never been to one of these before even though Julie has gone many times. If you have never heard of the Red Dress Party it is a fundraiser and all the money is donated to Charities this year Charities is Cascade AIDS Project and Our House. Everything for this event is donated and the people who put it together and work it are all volunteers. Now Tickets are kind of expensive $75 to $150 but it includes everything, food, drink and entertainment. Now as it is all donations they hold them in vacant warehouses so it is in a different place every year.

Now I started getting ready for this at 4 pm as I really wanted to enjoy the time getting ready as it was like I was getting ready for a prom and I wanted to look as good as I could. I was driving tonight so I was going to pick Julie up a little after 7so I would need to leave my house by 6:45. it is such a wonderful feeling when I can relax and take my time getting ready. now I as I have never been to one of these before I texted Julie about heels and if we would be able to sit or would we be standing all night as I really wanted to wear my 4” heels as they are so cute, Julie texted back that there would be some sitting and she was wearing 3” heels so I went for it but I did also put my 3” wedges in the trunk just in case. I was ready and on my way by 6:40 and got to Julie’s right at 7. Julie was almost ready but took the time to show me around her beautiful house.

We left about 7:15 and there was no traffic so we got downtown Portland by 7:30, now there are no parking lots in this area so it is all street parking and we were early enough that we found a spot about a block away, wow things were going perfect. Laura was just arriving and parked right across the street from us. Now we did have VIP tickets so we got to go in at 8 so we only had a half hour to wait. Laura came over and we  talked for a while before we walked over and got in line. Now as we stood in line we got talking to the people in front of us, 3 guys and a girl and as you can imagine everyone was in a red dress. It was a little after 8 when they started letting people in. Now we had no more than walked in and I saw someone I knew and they would not be the last. Actually within the first 10 minutes we were there I saw 5 people I knew and they were not there for the party they were working it. Now 4 of them I didn’t know really well but one I did so I would be on the lookout for her all night, actually it was dark enough in here that I really didn’t think she would recognize me. Julie and I went in while Laura waited for her friend Ginny. We got some food and went back to Julie, Me, Laura & Genni at teh red dress party 2015the VIP area so we could sit down. Laura and Ginny finally caught up with us and we had to get a picture, Left to right is Julie, me, Laura and Ginny.

Now we took several pictures and this was the best group pictures of us. This is one of me sitting resting mySsuan at the red dress party 2015 feet. Now it was different tonight as I am not use to having to keep my purse with me all the time as we really didn’t have one place to sit and as I said it was somewhat dark in here and there were hundreds of people here.

Well it was time to walk around and see what was going on. We walked out to the dance floor and ran into Marla and Jamie. It has been a while since we have seen them so it was good to talk with them, now it really wasn’t easy to talk as the music was really loud. Now it was really fun to people watch here and with all the people here in red dresses I really didn’t see the same red dress twice so it is amazing how many different red dresses there are. Now I was surprised as it was about 75% men in dresses, I don’t know why I thought it would be more of an even split but this is what the Party is all about.

We walked outside to get a little fresh air and see if some of the other girls showed up as we knew w few more were coming. We ran into Little Julie and a couple others from our group so we were up to 9 of us now. I could not believe how many people were here and it was still early. As we were looking around we ran into Lilly and her wife and one of their friends, it was great to see them again so we had a pretty good showing of our group here. While we were talking to them we discovered that the other end of the warehouse also had a dance area and more people up there so Julie and I walked up to see what was going on there and ran into Kitty from our group.

Now by this time it was about 10 and being a warehouse the floor was concrete and I have been walking around in my 4” heels and the balls of my feet were killing me now. Although these are really cute heels and I love them they were not the right choice So I told Julie I was going out to the car to change shoes, I am glad I brought the other pair. I walked to where you go in and out and the lady I know was there taking tickets so I sat and waited for a little bit for her to leave as I didn’t want to risk coming face to face with her. I made it to my car and switch heels and my feet felt so much better.

I got back inside and found Julie and the others back in the VIP section, they were up on an elevated stand where we had a good view of all the people. There were red dresses as far as the eye could see. Now there were 3 ladies down talking by the bar in the VIP area that had on really cute dresses. Julie and I went down to get a drink so I had to tell them how cute their dresses were and we ended up talking for a while. Turns out they came to Portland from LA just for the party. They were so awesome Red dress party 2015 (1)and of course I had to get a picture with them. Now we were having so much fun tonight and we met so many wonderful people to talk to.

Later we walked back to the other side of the warehouse and Julie actually got me out on the dance floor for a little bit. Now I still am not that comfortable dancing but it was kind of fun and Julie helped me so I didn’t look as bad as I thought I would at least I am hoping. It really was a fun night and I really thank Julie for inviting me.

The night went by so fast and it was already 1 am. It looked like it was starting to wind down and people had left but there was still a good crowd there. I bet they had over 1,000 people here tonight a truly awesome event and all for charity. I am really thinking of going again next year.Red dress party 2015 (2)

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May 17, 2015 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, Red Dress | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

   

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