A large, gay dance party
like a gay version of a rave, but with a gay-oriented music selection (usually pop, progressive house, and tribal). Events are well-promoted, publicized, advertised and organized, are often attended by thousands, can be big charity fundraisers, and are usually expensive to attend.
Since each circuit party
occurs on a specific weekend and in a specific city once
a year, and there are many parties on "the circuit
", travel and planning are required. Travelling from party
to party becomes
part of a circuit
of travel, networking and partying.
Some examples of circuit
parties: White Party
in Palm springs (April), Black Party
in New York (March), the Black and Blue Ball in Montreal (October), the Blue Ball in Philadelphia
These are often all-night and multi-day events, and party
drugs such as ecstasy, GHB, ketamine and crystal are frequently taken