BPX SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2012 BLACK PARTY POSTER
2012 BLACK PARTY TEASER VIDEO
2011 BPX/BLACK PARTY PRESS PAGE
Press releases, clips, slideshows, photos and video
2011 BPX/BLACK PARTY PRESS PAGE
The Black Party® Expo 2011. Click to see 2011 SLIDESHOW
The Saint At Large® Presents
BPX: Black Party® Expo 2012
Behind The Scenes At The World's Sexiest Party
March 23 - 25, 2012
Benefitting The LGBT Center
November 21, 2011, New York, NY – On March 23, 2012, The Saint At Large, the New York-based organization behind the notorious fetish-oriented Black Party®, once again descends upon The Roseland Ballroom to present the third annual BPX: The Black Party® Expo, benefiting The LGBT Center. Tickets go on sale February 17, 2012 at www.blackpartyexpo.com.
This weekend-long series of events includes The Hookies 2011 International Escort Awards, The Black Party® Expo and Bazaar followed by The Black Party® itself. Billed as "Behind The Scenes At The World's Sexiest Party," and benefiting The LGBT Center the day-long exposition is not only the ultimate gay adult play and entertainment shopping experience, but also a rare opportunity for visitors pull back the leather curtain and step into the netherworld behind one of the biggest and most notorious gay dance parties in the world.
More specifically, one will be able to meet adult film stars, leather and fetish vendors, street performers, dancers and curiosity seekers who have heard of, but never ventured into the mystique behind The Black Party®. Entertainment throughout the two days will feature eye-popping fashion shows, hot product demos, live musical performances and sexy, eye-popping sideshows often referred to as “strange live acts.” Free to all and at select locations around NYC is the highly collectible, limited edition BPX art-zine/program, Exposed.
Set in Manhattan’s historic Roseland Ballroom, attendees will enter a nightclub environment where they’ll be free to drink, ogle and shop while getting a sneak peek at The Black Party®’s famously architectural décor. Though this year's theme has yet to be fully unveiled, last year's event, titled "Birth Rites," evoked a darkly twisted mad science future over run by unnaturally buff clones, technology gone wrong, suspense, bondage and sex. View the 2011 trailer video below or here.
Opening BPX: The Black Party Expo weekend is The Hookies 2011 International Escort Awards. Presented in association with BPX: The Black Party® Expo by Rentboy.com, the world's largest male escort site, the show celebrates the best in the male escort industry with awards in 15 categories including Best Newcomer, Best Daddy and the night’s top prize, Mr. International Escort 2011. “The Hookies: The 6th Annual International Escort Awards” is the official opening event for BPX: Black Party Expo weekend.
The Black Party® (Yes, useage of those three words together is trademarked!)
The Black Party® is structured like a five act opera with a backstory, a director, featured actors, a professional theatrical production and lighting design. When one walks into the BPX: The Black Party® Expo and Bazaar, one will enter into an immersive experience, featuring the audience as the star. That is the inspiration behind the original Saint experience which continues today.
The Saint At Large, inspired by the organization's legendary namesake nightclub, The Saint (1980 – 1988), has built its reputation as the preeminent gay producer of nightlife entertainment, known and respected world wide for its ambitious productions, cutting edge innovations and spectacular staging.
Rites XXXII: The Black Party® 2011. Click to see 2010 SLIDESHOW.
The Black Party®, the biggest Saint At Large event, held every March on the vernal equinox, is considered the Father of all large circuit events. This year’s Rites XXXIII: The Black Party® being held March 25, 2012, marks the organization’s 33rd consecutive season. (The party name preface is attributed to the events being loosely based on a tribal celebration of the Rites Of Spring.) The many other Saint At Large productions held at various times throughout the year consistently remain some of NYC’s largest attended, most anticipated and highly promoted events.
Notable Saint At Large events include the glittering U.S. premiere of British avant-pop chanteuse, Roisin Murphy (October 2008) [CONCERT VIDEO], the first New York City solo concert by Oscar-winning singer Jennifer Hudson (New Year's Eve 2006) [CONCERT VIDEO] about which Billboard raved, "one of the more memorable–and significant–performances in the history of club events", and the New York debut of international superstar DJs including Chus & Cebellos, Offer Nissim and The Freemasons.
The Saint At Large Films
For more information, tickets and to register your business to participate in BPX: The Black Party® Expo, please visit www.blackpartyexpo.com.