Pride at Ticketfly

Guest post by Kim Dupuis, Project Lead, Design & Development Services

Unless you were sleeping under a rock, it was hard to miss the various Pride festivities that were abound in San Francisco for the last few weeks. Inevitably, we wanted in on the action, and thus Ticketfly’s first annual Pride Happy Hour was born. The festivities were set for Friday, June 26 at our SF-based headquarters, where ‘flyers worked together to deck out our office in DIY rainbow decor. We even found creative ways to incorporate the theme throughout the party with rainbow fruit skewers, a Pride flag made out of jello shots, and two signature cocktails, the Cha Cha Queen and the Shady Lady.

Pride Jello Flag

Friends and family joined us for all the revelry, including some stellar and hilarious entertainment at our Lip Sync Battle. Contenders had one minute to show us what they were made of, performing their song of choice in front of a guest panel of three “celebrity” judges, including our front office fire-dancing fiend Vanessa, and our wheelin’ and deelin’ head of Corporate Development, Andy.

The surprise result? A tie! Two ‘flyers came out on top and for good reason—their performances were so unforgettable, they’re permanently engrained in our brains. Katiana, from our content curation team, did a rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain” in full costume and character (penciled-on moustache included):

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And Yrving, one of our product designers, salsa’d to Celia Cruz’s, “Quimbara,” while dressed as Carmen Miranda, complete with the famous fruit hat.

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They were both a sight to behold.

In addition to the Lip Sync Battle, we held a raffle and raised more than $800 for Maven, a local non-profit that hosts tech camps and educational summits for LGBTQ youth in SF, NYC, and ATX.

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Our raffle coordinators reminding us to be green with envy if we don’t win one of the awesome prizes

We had a blast incorporating this new happy hour tradition into the bucket of rad events here at the Ticketfly HQ, and loved being a part of showing the world that #lovewins. We’re already looking forward to next year’s celebrations! Check out more great photos over on Flickr.

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