Hearsay can’t wait to get dominated tonight – and no, smart-ass, not like every other Saturday night. Have you ridden the new ride the Dominator at Kings Dominion
? Well, Saturday’s the best chance you’ll get this year. That’s right, it’s once again time for the annual fundraiser for Brother Help Thyself
at the amusement park halfway between D.C. and Richmond. And this year the event is making money for BHT. “It’s just great. We just started this for a sense of community and never anticipated making money from it,” says BHT president JoAnn “This Mary Don’t Go Round” Kokindo
. The event always attracts at least a couple thousand queer folks from all over -- “as far away as South Carolina,” Kokindo notes. And why not? The whole park is closed to the public, so there are barely any lines for the rides. And those rides are open from 8 to 11 p.m.
, after which dancing commences on the park’s International Street. Kokindo is excited by this year’s choice of DJ Drew “O” G
, coming down from New York with new remixes to play for the throngs of dancing roller-coaster enthusiasts. Kokindo, for one, won’t be riding the rides. “The sight of a roller coaster makes me sick,”
she says. Best yet, the forecast is for a temperature that’s “not too cool, not too hot,” Kokindo says. Sounds perfect! Visit www.brotherhelpthyself.org
for more information and tickets, which cost $28 in advance or $32 at the gate....