Pines Party 99.

pines 99 journalweb

pines 99

 

After the GMHC Morning Party abruptly ended  in controversy in 1998 FIPPOA decided to create their own party to benefit charities of their own choice. The original model for all parties was “Beach” created in 1979 on the beach. In 1991 the GMHC Morning party moved onto the beach using that model and improving on it as years past. So it was natural for FIPPOA to follow suit.

The original concept even gave a nod to the “Beach” party by calling it “Beach 99.”

photo 2 (6)

beach 99 Hollywood. John Whyte, Thom Finn, JulioJPG

Just as in “Beach” the community , including John Whyte came together to support.  Unlike the previous parties their would be a theme to this party called Arabian Nights, and all were invited to dress up. The event producers were Mitchell Greenberg and Billy Carroll, and Host Committee Chair was Richard Winger. The money raised was to benefit the Harbor Millennium project and the Stonewall Community Foundation.

Jason McCarthy and John Whyte 1999 Pines Party

 and so it began… 

Pines '99Pines '99_0002

 

Pines '99_0006Pines '99_0001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pines '99_0056

 

Pines '99_0012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The use of tents and gambling  were added ,  and rather than a day event like the GMHC Morning party, this party would be an all night event from 10pm to sunrise.

Pines '99_0024

 

Pines '99_0054

424127_3326010793449_1363786053_33392777_1281482216_n

417724_3326012153483_1363786053_33392778_596893765_n

 

Pines '99_0022pines party 1999

   Singer Kristine W was the entertainment, and the DJs were Warren Gluck and Monty Q.

Pines '99_0045

Pines '99_0028Pines '99_0034

Pines '99_0033Kristine w @ pin party 1999moodypics_

 

425106_10150523022552045_115178337044_9114389_1115196759_n402270_10150523022627045_115178337044_9114390_1814179124_n

Everyone got in the spirit…

418973_10150523022267045_115178337044_9114384_164263504_nPines '99_0040

Pines '99_0037

Pines '99_0017Pines '99_0014

396616_10150523023382045_115178337044_9114411_1122742581_n403696_10150523022867045_115178337044_9114397_1767024148_n

409210_10150523022987045_115178337044_9114399_1730159463_nPines '99_0018

Pines '99_0019

Pines '99_0021

Pines '99_0025

Pines '99_0042Pines '99_0058

Kristine W ,JW, Jason Mcarthy

And as the sun rose another chapter in Pines history had begun.

Pines '99_0051

The reviews were raves:

Pines 99 press storypines party 99 press pg 2web

Pines 99 FI News story. 1 JPGweb

 

 A new tradition was born that continues today…