By Valerie Milano
Thursday saw Zelda’s Nightclub play host to the opening party for those who were able to play hooky from work or school. The music and mania continued late into the evening.
Friday morning saw the TGIDF (Thank God It’s Dinah Friday) pool party with rousing entertainment provided by 90’s dancefloor icons Blackbox and the energetic acoustic trio Velvet Dive. As usual the weather in Palm Springs was amazing and early birds began work in earnest on their first hangover of the weekend.
Friday night saw a pink tsunami “swamp” The Hard Rock Hotel during the renamed “Pink Pussy Party” to the throbbing entertainment of CeCe Peniston and Kittens. Those not in possession of the ubiquitous “Pussy Hat” contributed to the vibe with some other hot pink accessory item or outfit.
All the while, the women of Dinah were entertained by a non-stop parade of DJ’s, dancers, and other performers including “America’s Got Talent” beatboxer extraordinaire Butterscotch. Ladies again raged, danced, swooned, and partied into the wee hours.
Kate Kendell, Executive Director of NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights), added some necessary gravitas to the Sunday festivities when she delivered the Dinah’s defining quote: “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.”