Circuit queens, get out your white jumpsuits. This weekend kicks off White Party Palm Springs, and it happens to be the 25th anniversary of the annual gay event. The four-day gala has grown over the years and now brings close to 30,000 devotees to this desert town each spring. Creator Jeffrey Sanker says to expect bigger and better this year in honor of the silver anniversary. They've even announced that Carmen Electra has been dubbed "Queen of the White Party." It sounds like she won't be "singing" this year, but according to an interview with Palm Springs Life magazine, the Baywatch star will be changing costumes a lot!
Some of this year's events include the Addicted to White Underwear Party, where Chi Chi LaRue will be spinning in the Boudoir Lounge of the Renaissance host hotel, on Friday, April 25. Then, on Saturday, April 26, teen queen Ariana Grande headlines the White Party at the Palm Springs Convention Center, which will be transformed into a "unique dance environment" especially for the occasion. (Music superstars Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige have performed in previous years.) Providing the beats, Bent Collective featuring DJ/producers Danny Verde and Steven Redant will be making their U.S. debut. Of course, with gays being gays, there's also the Climax Afterhours party at the Renaissance Hotel following the main event.
The weekend of fun culminates on Sunday, April 27, with the Circus Icon T-Dance at White Party Park, where you can ride two Ferris wheels and enjoy 15 minutes of synchronized fireworks. Sanker is also promising a "special surprise performer." If you haven't passed out by now, there's a closing party at the Renaissance that goes till 8 am! For more information, visit JeffreySanker.com.
And be sure to check out the video above in which a bunch of go-go boys dance around in white to a remix of a Cyndi Lauper classic. Can you spot the gay porn star!? We're also hearing that superstars Trenton Ducati and Adam Killian will pop up at various events throughout the weekend.