MCQP BRINGS FAIRY TALE ENDING TO 2012
Africa’s biggest costume party, Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) is transforming The Cape Town Stadium into a Fairy Tale Fantasy on Saturday, 15 December.
Event director Ian McMahon hopes the nineteenth installment of the event pulls more than 11,000 visitors to break a new record.
“We’re thrilled to announce this year’s theme and believe that party goers and fantasy seekers will enjoy it from once-upon-a-time to happily-ever-after. We’ve decided to bring the party back to The Cape Town Stadium. Its structure and indoor facilities itself are magical,” says McMahon.
Entertaining the crowd in true pop princess style is Lady Gaga and Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry, who is taking a break from his Las Vegas show Divas Las Vegas to travel to the Mother City specifically to entertain the MCQP fans. International and local DJs will also grace the 7 dance floors and 4 experiential areas, each with its own theme and music style.
McMahon hopes the theme “will give visitors the chance to think back to their childhood, a time when anything seemed possible. We expect a few Rumpelstilskins and Snow Whites to make an appearance and even a Goldilocks or two surrounded by number of bears. It’s a fun theme and no one will turn back to their boring old self after 12 o’clock.”
VIP tickets are also available for those who want to avoid long queues on the yellow brick road. A VIP ticket entitles you to priority parking, access to a massage area and entrance to an exclusive lounge and bar area where you’ll be treated to complimentary drinks. There will also be a VIP Dance Floor with the best in uplifting beats.
There are 18 Privé Suites decorated with lush and comfortable furnishings and equipped with a complimentary mini bar and stacked with delicious snacks. Each suite holds 20 visitors, and their VIP access is included in the price. “The suites have been a popular hit the past 2 years,” says McMahon, “with people having their own private room in which to party.”
Guests may arrive from 8:30pm until 11.30pm, although it is advised to arrive earlier to avoid the rush. “Arriving late might be in fashion, but you do not want to miss out on your 3 minutes of fame as you grace the red carpet. Latecomers will have no audience to strut their stuff for, as the line-up of DJs will be a sure crowd puller early in the night.” Live stage performances start at 9pm.