” UNITED BY PRIDE” – VIRGIN HOSTS PRIDEFEST ACTIVITIES – COME JOIN US

June 28, 2008 at 9:13 am (Upcoming Events) (, , )

To help mark the 38th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade we’re hosting a Virgin Megastore booth at the two day event in San Fran – we’ll be offering quite a bit of music, DVDs and fashion items. You can also look for our truck in the parade on Sunday – we’ll be following Cyndi Lauper while we jam to her new album “Bring Ya To The Brink.”

In NYC we also have some cool things planned as it’s our 2nd year to be involved in the Pridefest there. Starting on Saturday at noon at our Union Square store we have quite a line up of performers including: Ari Gold, Joi Cardwell, Jason Walker, Brian Kent, and more. Also on hand will be some of the hottest porn stars, including Porn Studio “Raging Stallion”, to sign copies of their films and meet their fans. Starting at Noon DJ Max Rodriguez will kick off the Pride festivities to celebrate the release of his new PRIDE 2008 from Centaur Entertainment. To keep things rolling right along we’ve asked our hostess and HX DRAG Queen of the Year, Peppermint, to come back for the second year and join our festivities! Virgin is also happy to be the sponsor of HX’s Pride Float which will be featured in this year’s Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28. We’ve been told that Jake Deckard, Steve Cruz, Damien Crosse and Antonio Biaggi are all slated to be at the cities events as well! Should be a great weekend.
Here is some additional info on Pridefest in San Francisco in case you need it —
Hope to see you out there!
Cheers,
Dee

About the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration
San Francisco Pride has been said to be “one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage.” This year marks the 38th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. This year’s theme is, “United by Pride, Bound for Equality.” The event will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2008 in the Civic Center of downtown San Francisco.

With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and 19 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

The two-day event is packed with a wide variety of vendors, artists, music in a variety of genres, performers, dance stages and venues, and fun. There really is something here for everyone.

The Celebration at Civic Center is also host to our Main Stage where this year you can catch Cyndi Lauper, Margaret Cho, Inaya Day, Kat DeLuna, and Crystal Waters.
Our Latin Stage with the best national and international performances taking place on our community stages – our third year stages include the Trans Stage and Homo Hip Hop – as well as our veteran stages, the Asian and Pacific Islander Stage, NectArena Women’s Stage, Soul of Pride African American Stage, Latin stage and more! We also have gathering spaces for the Clean & Sober community, kids, elders, and the Deaf & hard-of-hearing.

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Metal Gear Solid 4 Launch

June 24, 2008 at 7:56 am (Hollywood Store) (, , , , )

Around 800 gaming fans waited outside our Virgin Megastore in Times Square overnight for our launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for Playstation 3. It was great to see the enthusiasm they all came into the store with for the special midnight signing session with creator Hideo Kojima. The event was extremely exciting as Hideo made his grand entrance down the escalators to the theme song of MGS4. Hideo handpicked the Virgin Megastore Times Square for this special launch and signing and we’re glad he did!

Fans were also treated with the appearance by actress Yumi Kikuchi, who was motion-captured for the game. Yumi joined Hideo on the stage and signed autographs until 2:00AM meeting eager and excited fans. It was a blast for our employees…as well as the fans. We love the energy that gamers bring to our events!

Here are couple of pictures below – in case you didn’t make it out.

Cheers,
Dee

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KNOCK OUT EVENT AT VIRGIN MEGASTORE HOLLYWOOD

June 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

We had a great event last night at our Hollywood & Highland store, UFC Champion, Tito Ortiz, signed copies of his autobiography, This Is Gonna Hurt; The Life of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion. I’ve always been a big fan of Tito’s and after watching him on last season’s Celebrity Apprentice, was pumped to meet him in person. He was terrific with his fans as he took time to chat with them in between his signings. Great night. Great Guest. We’d welcome him back anytime.

Cheers,
Dee

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“Golden” Event at Our Hollywood Megastore

June 12, 2008 at 12:39 am (Hollywood Store) (, , )

Hi all,

Last night we had a great in-store with Downtown Records artist, Santogold. We saw her perform at Coachella this year where she also signed at our Megastore tent and she also did a phenomenal in-store performance for us at Union Square store! So we knew we wanted her for our west coast location as well!! Despite being on the verge of losing her voice, Santi performed a great 5-6 song set in the Hollywood & Highland courtyard to about 300 fans, complete with her amazing back-up dancers/vocalists and a DJ. Directly following her performance she signed CD’s for her fans at our store. A big Thanks to everyone involved – Downtown, ADA, Rocket Science, Indie 103, Dwayne & Tony’s team at H&H and the staff at Virgin H&H who helped the event run smoothly. In case you missed out….here are a few photos from the event.

Cheers,
Dee

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