Olympic athletes train for years for the chance to win the prized gold medal, motivated only by the desire to repurpose it into doubloons that fund lively closing-ceremony parties. Dance away your sore muscles with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $56, you get two general-admission tickets (a $90 value, including HST) and two Fast Track passes (a $22.40 value, including HST) to the Outgames Closing Party at the Plaza of Nations on Saturday, July 30. Doors open at 11 a.m. The Fast Track pass can be redeemed in advance of the closing ceremonies and expires at the end of the Outgames.
Electro-pop royalty Ace of Base and Dragonette headline a daylong schedule of euphoric LGBTQ cultural events to close out this year’s seminal North America Outgames. The extravagant proceedings stage an upbeat farewell to a week of thrilling athletic competitions, human-rights workshops, and a full slate of concerts, dance performances, medal presentations, and interactive events. Carole Pope's new-wave rock and DJ Rafael Calvente's sonic landscapes team up to shred the airwaves into pieces of pulsing, speaker-shaped origami, and a nearby beer garden battles the long-held misperception that only flowers grow on plants.
Fast Track passes whisk guests to the front of lines for homegrown synth-pop trio Dragonette and Swedish superstars Ace of Base. The outdoor waterfront at the Plaza of Nations provides a pleasing backdrop to the vibrant spectacle, which ends with a poignant closing ceremony to recognize the triumphs of participating athletes and the LGBTQ community at large.