Toronto’s Pride parade is in July again this year (!) but that shouldn’t stop you from getting in the mood early. So why not try Chicago? Neverland, the Chicago-based dance producer renown for its elaborate themes and production, is hosting three spectacular events from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26.
“It’s our four year anniversary and we’re finally doing a Neverland-themed Neverland," proclaims Anthony DiFiore, founder and Creative Director. “Our production team is building extravagant Peter Pan and Hook elements to the main stage.”
Neverland Pride launches Friday, June 24th at 11pm with a special edition of GayGlow at Charlie's spun by Nando. The fun continues Saturday at 11pm when Neverland presents The Lost Boys at Metro, a two-story concert hall that boasts one of the finest stages in Chicago. It will be a surreal night of character-driven fantasy featuring a massive set. Barcelona-based DJ Ivan Gomez will man the decks alongside Chicago’s own Alexis-R.
Wrapping the weekend will be the Sunday night Closing Party at Mid, headlined by International superstar DJ Paulo. Paulo will present a dark and visceral production amidst one of Chicago's most powerful sound systems. Opening DJs Sean O'Hara and TVG will start the night at 10pm with Paulo taking over until 4am.
“Today’s Neverland is like a Studio 54-style party. Revelers are always welcome to wear whatever they want,” says DiFiore. “Some will come in simple jeans and tees, and that’s fine! I’m excited to see lot of Pans, Hooks and of course, Tinkerbells.”