All the single gays (boys and girls) needed for Indie-Verse and 35 Denton’s Blind Date Contest

Thanks to Brad over at Tactics Productions for pointing this out to me: The Indie-Verse site and 35 Denton festival peeps have teamed-up to give music-loving singles the hook-up in love and tunes. They have just announced the 35 Denton Blind Date contest in which three pairs of tickets will be awarded to contest winners.

The plan is to pair six guys and six gals to set up with three other contestants. They have started taking entries already once their announcement posted. Plus, they are open to same-sex contestants — if enough apply. Once contestants have been selected, they follow up with three virtual dates on Twitter escaping the need for a shave and a shower. Score! Twitter convos are #hashtagged so the date can be followed and the final determination on the best blind date(s) and bam! 35 Denton tickets. It’ll just be up to you to sweep someone of their feet in 140 characters minus the appropriate tags. You can do it. From

So here’s the plan… we’ll be picking 6 lucky guys and 6 lucky girls and setting them up with 3 of our other contestants. Our last year’s winners, Deb Doing Dallas, will be helping us out in the selection process, since we’re just as blind in this whole dating thing as you all seem to be… maybe she’s got a great POV. We’ll start taking entries as soon as this post is live… We’re TOTALLY open to same-sex contestants, but you have to specify… if we have enough, it’s on.

Click here for the official breakdown of how the contest works. Props to Indie-Verse and 35D for not forgetting the gays love their indie music (and hookups), too.

This year’s 35 Denton fest runs March 8-11 and will feature more than 150 bands including major acts Jesus and the Mary Chain, queer artist Atlas Sound, Best Coast and Built to Spill.

—  Rich Lopez

Dallas Pride events for Tuesday

Dallas’ gay Pride parade is just 125 hours away, and last-minute calls for volunteers and marchers are going out. Visitors are undoubtedly starting to trickle in from out of town, and did we mention the parties? Among tonight’s bashes are the Round-Up’s Mr./Miss/Ms. Pride competition, with winners earning a spot on the bar’s parade float, and the Bare Chests and Bare Backs Night at the Dallas Eagle, which sounds like a hot way to counter this heat. Here’s a full list of Tuesday’s  Pride-sanctioned activities from the Dallas Tavern Guild:

Legacy 21st Birthday Bash
Monica’s Aca Y Ala
Join us as we celebrate the 21st birthday of Legacy counseling. Great food, silent auction, live auction, entertainment and a evening of recognition for this great agency.
2914 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75205
214-520-6308 ext 1

Pride Showtunes
Dallas Woody’s
Show the world how gay you are celebrating the best in showtunes from classic films, broadway hits and the best of the TV hit show Glee.
$2.00 Wells from 9pm to 11pm
9pm to 1am – No Cover
4011 Cedar Springs
Dallas, Texas 75219

Mr/Miss/Ms Pride Contest
Round Up Saloon
Come out and support your favorite candidate for the Mr/Miss/Ms Pride Contest. Winners will ride on the round Up float in the Pride Parade. Cash prizes. No entry fees. Applications available at the front door.
9:00 pm
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219

Tyler’s Pride-Tastic Happy Hour
The Brick/Joe’s
$2.00 SKYY VODKA’S, food, fun & games
4pm – 9am
Pride Talent Search -11:30pm
IDA MAE WATERGATE’S Comedy & Variety Talent Search Competition
2525 Wycliff
Dallas, Texas 75219

Bare Chest and Bare Backs Night
Dallas Eagle
10:00 pm
5740 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75235

Karlota & Her Divas Show at midnight (12am)
Karaoke starts at 9pm
Drink Specials – $2 wells / $2 domestic from 9pm – 11pm
No Cover
4350 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219

—  John Wright