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....