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Aug132012

The Moon Belongs to Everyone: Queerosphere 12

It's so sad when the party is over. The musicians packing up their cases, the bartenders rolling away the glasses that held our Queer Royale cocktails, the lights cruelly lighting the floor instead of the stage.

But Queerosphere was wonderful, temporary as it was. Gorgeous music in the most beautiful ballroom, fancy food -- and so, so many lovely people. I have so much gratitude for each and every person who came by, because they made the party a true welcome to BlogHer '12, a celebration of the queer blogosphere and a vibrant showing of many, many allies. Delightful! Delovely, even.

By all accounts, Sarah King and The Smoke Rings made the party with their two fabulous sets. They even played a request for me. Ain't Misbehavin'. So sweet.

I love it that so many people came, stayed, and loved the party. That's every host's dream, truly, and the glow it left has me smiling still. I catch myself humming those old standards and just grinning. All of me...

"They had a really awesome jazz cover band at Queerosphere, the lead singer was really great.  It felt very classy and very old-school New York."  Shannon at Baby Shmizz

"Queerosphere was delightful and I had a BLAST at it! The music was divine and it felt like you were transported to another world. Loved it!" Shannon at Sweet Stella's

"So I only made it to one official BlogHer12 party. I went to the Queerosphere party on Thursday night, and I met fabulous people from my #BHQueer twitterverse like  @QueerieBradshaw@StacyJill@lifewithRoozle,  @DeadCowGirl@LoveHeckerty,@quirkyjessi. I met a lot of other fabulous people throughout the conference, but there’s something magical about meeting other bloggers at a party geared towards the queers with fancy drinks, music, and people." GingerSass

Thank you for supporting Queerosphere. Until next year....

xoxo

Reader Comments (4)

I know. Seriously, the band packing up, even at weddings (which I work many of since I cater) always brings a lump to my throat.

Thank you for that lovely night, Deb. The place you created for us that night makes up the sweet memories in my life.

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralexandra

It was a GREAT party. Apologies from me to the hotel for when I tripped over that floor outlet and my mousse cup went flying off my plate, exploding all over the carpet. :)

LOVED Sarah King and the Smoke Rings! Loved being there.

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelisa

I swear the singer looked like Hermione Granger - HOT. And the food ((except for the crab/tuna/mystery seafood sandwich, sorry) at Queerosphere was superior to the food served generally at BlogHer. Whoever was in charge of that deserves a hug. Those desserts - YUM. Anyway, loved Queerosphere, and here's to starting something more permanent and lasting in the near future!

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter@LeemontheRocks

It truly was a beautiful party. Gorgeous setting, fantastic and sulty music, and - this has been said before - YUMMY food/sweets. But most importantly, the room was filled with amazing and talented people. You did one HELLUVA job mixing celebration, music, and people in a way that promoted relaxed talk both professional and personal. My respect for you, which was already well into positive clicks on the dial,, jumped tremendously when you let us see a bit of you by putting your heart and soul into the event. Thanks.

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy/Nerthus

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