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Jeremy Joven Editor in Chief

by Jeremy Joven
Published Feb 21, 2014

It's that time of the year again, dig up your old tux and tiara and look for that dead fox shawl and dance! Winter may have come and gone with very little precipitation to quench our dry lands, but that is no excuse to miss  the 4th Annual Hard French Winter Ball  in Santa Cruz and create some precipitation by dancing your prom dresses off with the soul shakin' music mavens of Hard French - DJs Brown Amy and Carnita with guest performances by SF's legendary House of MORE! Once again, this epic event will be held at the 104-year old venue once the site of the post pageant Miss California Ball way back in '24. What Ball would be complete without a Coronation? HF fans have already done their nominations - so it's too late to get in the ballot - however you can check these past winners to see what you need to make it for next year. Chances are, every single one of them will be at the Ball, parading their past prom-getups styled to the " t" .

Get your tickets and see you there!  TICKETS HERE

Hard French Winter Ball portrait
More executively royal realness from 2014. Photo by Shot In the City.
Hard French Winter Ball Queen
Hard French Winter Ball 2014 Queen with a gaggle of queens: Lil Miss Hot Mess, Glamamore (performing at this year's ball), Ebony Jett, Dulce de Leche (also performing!), and Rapunzel. Photo by Shot In the City.

Hard French Winter Ball Founders
The doers who make our dreams come true, the Hard French crew: DJ Brown Amy, DJ Carnita, Tim, Jorge P., and Devon Devine. Photo by Shot In The City.

Hard French Winter Ball Luette Chavez and Jackson Bowman
Under the moonlight: Hard French's 2012 Queen and King, Luette Chavez and Jackson Bowman. Photo by Shot In The City.

Hard French Winter Ball April Mei Joon and Kelly Lovemonster
All hail Hard French's very first Queen and King, April Mei Joon and Kelly Lovemonster! Photo by Shot In The City.
Here is more information about the upcoming ball.

Hard French Winter Ball
Saturday February 22nd, 2014
Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz

$20, Limited tickets available exclusively at Pure Pleasure Shop in Santa Cruz, 204 Church St., (831) 466-9870 $25, Regular pre-sale ticket $30, Day of event limited number of tickets available at the door note: This event is 21+.

On Saturday, February 22nd Hard French Winter Ball returns to the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The 104-year old historic venue – once the site of the post-pageant Miss California Ball in 1924 – will play host to the Winter Ball’s yearly King and Queen Coronation, which honors community members who made a difference this year. SF’s legendary drag queens House of MORE! will take the stage for live performances featuring Juanita MORE!, Glamamore, Vivvyanne Forevermore and Dulce De Leche. Formal looks – tuxes, tulle, spangled jock straps alike -- will be immortalized by a Shot in the City photobooth, in front of a backdrop designed by nightlife art guru Xara Thustra. You can also expect Hard French Winter Ball’s staple crowd – a mix of Santa Cruz and SF fashion forward babes, nightlife personalities, and soul music lovers sweating it out on the dance floor to the best in all vinyl soul 45s from DJs Brown Amy and Carnita.

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