Afterglow 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00pm to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00am

Space 550
550 Barneveld Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States

Comfort & Joy lovingly presents the 14th evolution of our legendary blacklight discotheque: Afterglow 2018!

Grab your dayglo, come play and shake what your momma gave you all night long at #SFPride's premier Pink Saturday party. Just as we remix this revelry each year, all of us already possess the inner power and beauty we need to remix this world. With everything going on, it's easy for the fabric of our lives to start feeling frayed - but all the lovely scraps in our community can also be mended into something stronger, we just have to reach out and start tying knots.

That’s what Comfort & Joy strives to achieve - bringing all sorts of queer family together to celebrate each person’s unique light and collectively foster a more loving and inclusive future - and what we hope to create with you at this year’s Afterglow.

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On center stage at 1am the magnificent Grace Towers and HAUS of Towers dancers will mesmerize you with our main show. Get hungry.

To heighten your euphoric bliss, we’ll also be serving up:
* Special electric violin journey with Keith Lawrence, Grammy-nominated virtuoso who’s played with everyone from Quincy Jones to Andrea Bocelli
* Pole-dancing powerhouses Aurora Rose (Joshuah Ciafardone) and Cezar Lopez
* Glow hooping go go boy wonders Liam Ocean and Dylan T Bradley of the Electric Spectrum LED Circus

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As always Comfort & Joy’s empress of neon Chickpea (Brian Busta) and her amazing team of co-creating artists will be casting high witchery and fluorescent splendor, alongside phantasmic projections by the wondrous Visuals By 3. [Full artist list to be announced]

We’re also delighted Chickpea is the 2018 SF Pride Community Grand Marshall and will have a gaggle of afterglow, after-all-night realness with her at the pride parade Sunday!

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To keep the dance beats delicious and deep-throbbing from doors open until 6am, our dazzling line-up of DJs will include:

MAIN ROOM
10pm - DJ Hil Huerta
11pm - Jackie House of Honey Soundsystem
1am - Grace Towers + Haus of Towers Show
1:15am - David Harness
3am - Homero Espinosa
4:30 - The SyntheTigers

DISCO ROOM
10pm - Joe Prince Wolfe
Midnight - Bus Station John
1:30am - Steve Fabus
3:30am - Paul Goodyear

UPSTAIRS PLAYSPACE
10pm - Deejay TomasDiablo
1am - Dulche US
3:30am - Grisecon

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Explore your desires and rediscover the magic of touch in our luscious playspace, where you can fall into a debaucherous daydream crafted by Mikey Mann, Tassel (Jarrod Mitchell Stanley) and a harem of other artists.

>>Comfort & Joy is here for you: if you ever need support or have concerns at our parties, please find one of our 'vibe-raters' (purple glow collars) or a house manager (pink glow collars)<<

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Face-paint artistic majesty by Ismael Acosta, Joshua Katz, Phoenix (Brendan Neff-Hall) and more!

Kandi Kid Glow Station hosted by Samuel Levi, Robert C. Arnold and Darrick Ing

Sprinkles of complimentary lollipops and even more glow toys by loving servers

And of course wave after wave of our special late-night fruity refreshments, courtesy of the bodacious Beonda Lloyd and crew

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Dayglo/neon, glow realness and whatever the fuck makes you feel fabulous most highly encouraged

Roaming photography by the seriously talented Dot (PhotosByDot), Lucas Francisco and Lucille Carmichael

Videography to capture all the moments by Vertel Jackson(vertelproduces.com)

Welcoming hugs at the door (optional)

Full clothes check available; this is a clothing optional & affection encouraged event ;)

This event is 21+

Volunteering

IF YOUR FUNDS ARE TIGHT, THERE ARE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER AND HELP US CREATE THE MAGIC OF AFTERGLOW! It takes a big ol’ queer village to manifest all of this merry madness and every party volunteer gets a free ticket.