Organizers cancel gay-themed Super Bowl concert at Cotton Bowl after only 13 tickets sold

Posted on 31 Jan 2011 at 3:32pm

The big gay Super Bowl concert planned for the Cotton Bowl on Thursday night has been canceled due to poor ticket sales, according to Ariana Hajibashi, publicist for the now-two-night XLV Party

Hajibashi said only 13 tickets had been sold for Thursday night’s concert featuring Lady Bunny, the Village People and Cazwell, which was marketed specifically to the LGBT community.

“Our Friday and Saturday are packed, but Thursday didn’t sell anything,” Hajibashi said. “I understand that everybody in Dallas is a last-minute ticket buyer, but unfortunately with only 13 tickets sold four days out, we couldn’t invest an additional $100,000 dollars. We couldn’t have a 6,000-square-foot space with 100 people in it. It kind of makes us sad because we were really trying to do an event for the GLBT community. Everybody else is focused on the sports angle and things like that, so we’re disappointed that we didn’t get any attention.”

Hajibashi said cold weather had nothing to do with the cancellation, because the tent over the Cotton Bowl will be heated. She said organizers thought they had a great lineup that would appeal to the gay community.

The XLV Party is still on for Friday and Saturday nights, and tickets are now as low as $59 per night for a limited time. As we mentioned earlier, Outtakes Dallas is giving away tickets.

A full press release is after the jump.

XLV Party starts FRIDAY, offerING the most entertainment at the best price

Dallas’ biggest event brings 2 nights of parties to the Cotton Bowl, with tickets starting at just $59

DALLAS, TX (January 31, 2011) – As we gear up for the Big Game, XLV Party will host guests to Belvedere Vodka and Moet & Chandon Champagne’s red carpet events with two nights of parties beginning this Friday, February 4th.  XLV Party has taken over the Cotton Bowl field, transforming it into a tented party space to accommodate thousands of revelers over the weekend. While other parties are charging upwards of $500 for tickets, XLV Party remains the most affordable party in town, with tickets starting at just $59.

Eschewing the standard club or event space for something truly unique, XLV Party offers attendees a chance to mingle with celebrities and athletes while enjoying music from some of the hottest stars in the entertainment world, all while partying on the field of the historic Cotton Bowl in Fair Park.

“With the ultimate sporting event happening in North Texas, Dallasites and visitors to the city deserve the ultimate party,” said Jason Hutchins, President of XLV Party. “People could spend $500 or more to stand around in a stuffy club and gawk at celebrities behind VIP ropes, but we’re offering something different. XLV Party attendees can eat, drink and dance on the Cotton Bowl field with thousands of other partiers as world-class bands, DJs and hosts provide the entertainment, and all that’s available for as low as $59. No other Super Bowl party in Dallas offers this much entertainment at such an affordable price.”

XLV Party is also announcing additions to its star-studded entertainment lineup, which already includes great acts like Passion Pit, Chiddy Bang and renowned Roger Taylor of Duran Duran.  Famous Sam Ronson will appear at Saturday’s festivities with the addition of two Playboy Playmates, Teri Rose and Shannon Stewart, as hosts.

XLV Party begins on Friday, February 4 and will run through Saturday, February 5, 2011.  The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

• For music enthusiasts around the globe, Roger Taylor requires no introduction.  Best known as Duran Duran’s drummer, Taylor will deliver scintillating DJ sets that will keep the dance floors pumping. English singer-songwriter and disc jockey, Sam Ronson and electro-pop group Passion Pit also will perform a DJ set, taking its perfectionist pop vision to a whole new level.  Your body and your mind will continue to be stimulated as Lance Herbstrong rocks the house along with electro hip hop brand from Chicago, Na Palm.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5

• American alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, Chiddy Bang, will perform during Saturday night’s soiree. Along with official Beastie Boys cover band, Rhymin & Stealin, DJ Martinson and DJ Pullano will have everyone dancing. Texas alternative rockers Exit 380 will complete the spectacular evening’s entertainment.

All events will take place on the field of the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park, located at 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. Tickets are on sale now for as low as $59. To purchase tickets or to get more information about the parties, visit www.xlvparty.com.

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