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"Not the Lesbian Ball" coming to Wellington
« on: 22 Sep 11, 01:43:pm »
Those mourning the apparent demise of Auckland's annual Lesbian Ball are being invited to head to the capital and get their bad selves on the dance floor for 'Rockstar Halloween' at the James Cook Hotel on Saturday 29 October.

The organisers of the event, Rockstar Productions, have arranged a special rate at the James Cook for out-of-towners who want to head to Wellington for the night.

They are planning the event, which they have jokingly dubbed 'Not the Wellington Lesbian Ball 2011', on the back of a successful first outing in 2009, and because everyone publicly asked them to do it again.

The previous ball was rockstar themed, and the organisers are excited about what people might come up with based on the added thematic component of Halloween.

"At the last Ball everyone brought out their inner rockstar, we are soooo looking forward to what costumes will be created this time with added Halloween theme. There will of course be prizes...for everything and anything."

Uber-hot DJ Sandi Hotrod is flying over Sydney to play along with DJ Bullit, and there will also be burlesque, shows from other artists and food, lashings of food. "There will also be hundreds of women dressed up in fabulous outfits," they add for anyone not yet convinced. The pair is also thinking of having a business card draw, for single girls only.

"But really the highlight will be the wonderful gorgeous women that attend and make the night one of fun," they say.

"This is an event aimed at lesbians and their partners. We can assure you there'll be no gender or sexuality policing on the door. We'd love you to join us and have a good time if it sounds a bit like you."

The special James Cook rate is $150 room only and $185 with breakfast for 2. Bookings can be made from group reservations on or phone +64 4 495 0279 or fax +64 4 499 9800 and quote Wellington Lesbian Ball or the group booking number 27995 or 27996.

Please note there are 2 group booking numbers. One is for bookings at room only rate and the other one is for bookings at breakfast inclusive rate.

More info, especially for Auckland women: Online ticket sales are now open, please email for tickets. Earlybird price is $40. Full price sales of $45 start 3 October, both online and at Unity Book and D'vice Willis St. Please join the group Not the Lesbian Ball 2011 on Facebook for regular updates of information.

*The long-running Auckland Lesbian Ball has an uncertain future after the group which ran it, LESO, decided earlier this year it had served its purpose, and it was time to call it a day for the organisation. It expressed hope someone would take up the challenge of producing events like the Ball in the future.