How about a joint Tribe.net, JUB (JustUsBoys.com), Dudesnude, Adam4Adam, and Manhunt Gathering or Party?
Do you think it could be possible? Why? How? Where? When?
It seems that JUB (JustusBoys.com) members and even Tribe.net members are hosting small gatherings across the US. So I'm wondering if guys on Dudesnude.com, Adam4adam.com, Manhunt.net, Gaydar.com Grindr.com, Recon, etc, would be interested in organizing some private parties or one giant party or event -- either in the USA or Europe (or both or even elsewhere)?
That brings up the idea of a "joint" cross-group event - -but after all, isn't that what PRIDE events or the annual street fairs are all about (such as Southern Decadence).
At least, we could start by having local Tribe.net / JUB/ Manhunt/ or Dudesnude members sponsor one event at a major Gay Pride / Gay Carnival event (on their continent or region).
As I thought (and wrote) more about it the idea of a Tribe/ Manhunt/ Dudesnude-JustUsBoys Gathering seems more possible and more fun -- so I have started making real suggestions (at least on Dudesnude.com). I have approached the idea to anyone here -- except through this blog entry.
The realities of actually organizing 'party' / 'convention' - 'round-up' or whatever it is called are
It seems to be a bit difficult to come up with a 'purpose' for a such a giant party -- if it a sex party/orgy then we'd better call it that. If it's a social gathering or an organizational meeting then we'd need to get that clear. If it a sponsored event that is part of another major gay (men's) event or an event or series of events organized for one of these sites (on its own) that's great but we need something to focus on: a parade float, BBQ, camp-out, beach party, ice-cream social, apres-ski party, pot-luck supper (in the nude) etc) then that would work.
If is going to have mulitple purposes then that's got to be decided or at least sorted out, but it seems that we're not likely to come up with ONE general purpose because of the diversity of men, locations, ages, and interests.
Also, why not have them rotate from venue to venue and occur several times a year?-- instead of trying to have simultaneous 'parties/conventions'.
So ... I'll help organize one in Tribe / Manhunt / Adam4Adam/ JUB / DudesNude Gathering for winter, spring or summer 2015 in the US (several locations), or at similar times in Europe since it would be possible for me to attend. I' m sure there are plenty of guys in either region to make the party a smashing success.
The First Gathering could be easy. If enough guys are interested, then we could set up a BBQ picnic in designated city and location, such as public park, so the Jubbing around ( good clean fun - such as talking, chatting, playing games and any Dudenuding could go on at the (unofficial gay/nude beach or at a private residence or hotel room (suite).
Stay tuned below for more info and an Evite (electronic invitation) or MeetUp and also listed on each of the gay social network sites listed above.
Palm Springs -- we could stay where we like but gather at one site (Inn Exile, CCBC, or wherever) for the main party/event(s).
Or it could be held sometime in February 21-March 5 either Honolulu (lots of hotels and also plenty of beach), or The Big Island (nude gay beach party on the Puna shore, accommodation could be at Kalani resort - from camping to bungalows to hotel-class rooms )
Playa del Ingles / Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Spain) Carnival 15th March - 20th, 2015 (or 2016).
or perhaps later March 19-28 the same years.
There are cheap flights from London, Germany, Amsterdam, Madrid. We could organize shared accommodations at both gay and vacation condo/hotels and have a huge blast on the largest gay beaches in the world during the day (all in the nude) and then split up into small dance/bar-hopping by interest groups at the many clubs in the Yumbo Center in the evenings.
Tampa or South Florida, March 12-15
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria (Nude Gay beach party), March 18 - 28 (dates to be arranged)
I could attend one in Europe (and maybe help out with one) in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest) in March -- if the Gran Canaria does not work out.
TRYING OUT EVITE or MEETUP (both have websites and also iPhone apps) as ways to help organize (and/or just poll the members about enough interest to pursue the idea, and to actually start planning a location/time.
If you guys will indulge me, I have created an Evite to test its ability to actually find out WHO would attend a JUB/Dudesnude party or Gathering.
Since I don't know the everyone's e-mails (nor would I send it to EVERYONE even if I did), but I do need a couple of people to try to see if the Evite works. It could also be useful to try Eventbrite.com as a site for setting up and sending out invitations and tickets to such an event.
One major stumbling block to actually organizing an DN event or party is the fact this is not a email LIST or group (Yahoo or MSN, etc). So there is no way to send everyone a message (apart from site host / web admin) - and they should NOT have to organize events AND run / host this site too.
So here's the link and hope you can make it (or at least try to send a RSVP or decline the invitation).
It will give me (and maybe someone in a different location) a resource for helping to organize a JUB/ DN event (if it works).
If the URL link is broken or incomplete, try piecing together the three parts in your browser. I hope you can please try it (if you have time and are willing to test out the Evite or Eventbrite systems as a possible vehicle for helping organize future events (and more accessible to more numbers of DN/ JUB, Tribe, Adam4Adam, and Manhunt members).
See the Joint JUB/Tribe/Dudesnude/A4A/Manhunt planning meeting online from January 21-28 below: