By Daniel A. Kusner – Life+Style Editor

Are circuit parties dead? Kind of.

Even Jeffrey Sanker knows that smart promoters need to distance themselves from such a passé term. The White Party Palm Springs steers itself as a "spring break" weekend vacation. And from the looks of it, the White Party is alive and going strong. From April 18-21, eight parties were strung together in the gorgeous resort town east of Los Angeles.

GO GIRL! Frenchie Davis shakes her groove thang. – DANIEL A. KUSNER/Dallas Voice

It’s not a get-together that attracts mid-term queer collegians — because the tickets for these parties are pretty steep. However at the White Party, youth has nothing to do with beauty. Attendance records are reported in the umpteen thousands, but the numbers of drop-dead gorgeous A-listers who attend is utterly staggering.

Instead of a all-out-sex buffet, the vibe is more "see and be seen," and there’s a large population of Los Angelenos muscle gods. On top of that, almost every queer celeb from Southern California was seen making the rounds: Reichen, Alex Mapa, Wilson Cruz, David "Color Splash" Bromstad and JD Jordan, the new massage therapist from "Work Out."

For more pictures and dish about the White Party, visit the Instant Tea blog on

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 2, 2008.

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