How To Attend AFAN’s 31st Annual Black & White Party

How To Attend AFAN’s 31st Annual Black & White Party


♪♪♪♪>>>ARGUABLY ONE OF THE HOTTEST PARTIES OF THE YEAR IN LAS VEGAS. AID FOR AIDS CELEBRATES ITS 31st ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE PARTY THIS WEEKEND. JOIN IN ON THE FUN BY EXPRESSING YOURSELF BY SUPPORTING THOSE AFFLICTED WITH HIV AIDS.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND ANDREW GYANG IS THE AFAN MARKETING DIRECTOR AND LARRY EDWARDS. GREAT HAVING BOTH OF YOU.>>HEY.>>WE’RE DOING GREAT. HAPPY TO BE HERE.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE PARTY.>>IT’S THE EVENT OF THE YEAR. OUR 31st ANNIVERSARY.>>IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME NOW.>>I WAS ON THE WEB SITE. IT WILL BE MY FIRST TIME SUSTAINING THE PARTY OF THE I WAS LOOKING HOW IT ALL STARTED. I BELIEVE BACK IN THE ’80S, JUST PEOPLE MUCH SMALLER EVENT. BUT TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF IT.>>IT DOES DID. IT STARTED AS A HOUSE PARTY AND PEOPLE BROUGHT ITEMS TO DONATE AND THE LABELS WERE BLACK AND WHITE. AS THE PARTY OUTGREW A HOME AND ENDED UP ON THE STRIP. NOW 31 YEARS LATER, IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST PARTIES. WE’RE EXPECT 5:00 TO 4,000 GUESTS TO ARRIVE AT THE HARD ROCK AND WE’VE GOT AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND BEVERAGE.>>IT’S REALLY REMARKABLE. A FASHION THING, TOO. YOU’RE LOOKING THE PART.>>THIS IS OUR NORMAL DAYTIME ATTIRE. [ LAUGHTER ] FOR EVERYBODY ELSE, IT’S A REASON TO DRESS UP. THE THEME THIS YEAR IS A NEW ORLEANS SOIREE. WE’RE GOING TO TRANSFORM THE HARD ROCK BALLROOM INTO THE STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS.>>YOU’RE GIVING ME A PREVIEW OF WHO IS PERFORMING.>>PIA ZADORA AND OTHERS. WE’LL HAVE A PARADE TO LEAD US TO THE MAIN PARTY. YOU’LL SEE HUMAN NATURE, WHICH GOT MELODY SWEETS FR ABSNINTH ABSNINTHE. MANY GUESTS WILL BE THERE.>>I LOVE HOW THE ENTIRE CITY FOR EVENTS LIKE THIS, THEY COME TOGETHER, ALL THE PERFORMERS, TO MAKE IT THE BIGGEST EVENT POSSIBLE. REALLY. WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF STRIP PERFORMERS, THIS EVENT, IT MIGHT NOT HAVE GONE ON AS LONG AS IT HAS. IT’S REALLY BLOWING UP.>>THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY BACKS US 100% FOR OUR EVENTS. WE’RE VERY FORTUNATE. WE’RE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITOL OF THE WORLD. WE’VE GOT HEADLINERS AND WE’VE GOT ACROBATS, DANCERS, SINGERS, IMPERSONATORS. THEY’RE THE BEST. THEY COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR EVENT AND ALL PUT ON AN INCREDIBLE SHOWSNAKES IMPERSONATORS, HOT CHOCOLATE. HOW DID DIVAS GET INVOLVED? HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN INVOLVED?>>WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN INVOLVED. THIS YEAR WAS SO SPECIAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE A 4:00 O’CLOCK SHOW. SO WE HAVE THE CHANCE, OPPORTUNITY TO BE THERE TO BE A PART OF IT, PERFORM. AND I’M LOVING IT BECAUSE THOSE AFTERNOON SHOWS CAN GET US A CHANCE TO DO EVERYTHING LIKE THAT. AND TO HIT THAT RED CARPET AT THE PLAQUE AND WHITE PARTY IS GOING TO BE AMAZING.>>GOING TO BE OUT OF CONTROL THIS YEAR. I LOVE IT.>>WHEN YOU HAD A NIGHT SHOW –>>YEAH. IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>PEOPLE WANT TO GET TICKETS, HOW CAN THEY GET THEM IS THIS.>>HEAD TO AFANN.ORG.>>IT’S WORTH NOTING, YOU CAN NOT GO AND JUST DONATE DIRECTLY THERE AS WELL.>>YOU CAN. WE TAKE DONATIONS ALL YEAR. THIS EVENT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND CELEBRATE AND IT’S ALSO AN EVENT WHERE WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET DONATIONS THAT WILL CONTINUE OUR SERVICES. WE’RE ONE OF THE LARGEST AND OLDEST HIV/AIDS SERVICES ORGANIZATION IN NEVADA. THESE FUNDS WILL HELP US EXPAND OUR SERVICES. WE’VE GOT MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS. NUTRITIONISTS, CASE WORKERS. AND OUR ORGANIZATION REALLY DEPENDS ON THE FUNDRAISING THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN SATURDAY NIGHT.>>TERRIFIC. RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE A LITTLE PREVIEW OF A PERFORMANCE FOR US. WHAT ARE WE SEEING HERE?>>WE’RE GONNA HAVE KENNETH LAKE.>>SHE STRUCK A POSE AS MADONNA.>>THERE SHE IS.>>WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING. ♪♪? ♪♪ LOOK AROUND EVERYWHERE YOU TURN ♪♪ ♪♪ IT’S EVERYWHERE THAT YOU GO ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪ ♪♪♪♪>>YES!>>THAT WAS GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS WEEKEND. PLEASURE.>>PUT ON YOUR FINEST BLACK AND WHITE ATTIRE. THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, AFAN’S BIG BENEFIT, THERE IS A VIP RECEPTION AT 7. GENERAL ADMISSION STARTS AT 9. IT ALL GOES DOWN AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO. GET TICKETS ONLINE OR CALL THE NUMBER LISTED.>>EVERYBODY WAS VOGUEING BEHIND THE SCENES DURING THAT. I GET VERY SELF-CONSCIOUS DURING THE VOGUE BECAUSE I END UP MACARENAING.

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