This weekend we have sent our friend Darion, his amazing blue eyes and his speedo to the Pollwatch event in Los Angeles. Here is what he has to say along with some of the photos he took for us! Thank you Darion for enduring all this for us ;-)
On Saturday, June 5th 2010 Poolwatch was held at a private home in the Holmby Hills (near Beverly Hills, California). Poolwatch is organized by the Young Professionals Council, which is a part of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center. Unfortunately, I was tasked with covering this event for Ohlalamag.com - yes, just for my friends and for charity, I had to party with over 700 beautiful people at the most epic pool party Los Angeles has all year! Life is rough. ;)
Poolwatch isn't just another fun pool party, it is a massive charity event with all proceeds going directly to the Gay and Lesbian Center! The Gay & Lesbian Center does fantastic work for the GLBTQ community and is one of the largest organizations of it's kind - for more info check out LAGLC
Almost everything for Poolwatch was donated - the alcohol by Absolut Vodka and Karma Tequila, all served by the hot bartenders from the World Famous Abbey, including David Cooley himself! The title sponsor of the event was CauseForce
, a company that works with non-profit organizations to help them fundraise for events, such as The Weekend To End Breast Cancer. Food was provided by Fit Food, and great music kept the party going by world famous DJ Brett Henrichsen. Even the beautiful home where the event took place was generously provided that day by a private citizen.
I started referring to the party as the 'Gay Playboy Mansion' party - there's really no other way to quickly describe what the scene is like! Walking up into the party and being greeted by loud music, strong drinks, and hundreds of men - and a few women - wearing little and showing off their summer bods is quite the sight! You can tell no one had eaten carbs since December. ;) It's such a crazy scene it almost feels like you've walked into another world, a fake world - and it's a wonderful place to visit. :)
Poolwatch is an epic party, but also a great way for the community to come together and generate thousands of dollars for charity. I'd like to give a big shout out to my good friends of the Young Professionals Council for putting on such an epic event - I had an amazing time partying with great friends!