(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 26, 2018) From 27 July to 1 August 2018, the third gay-lesbian Bordello festival will take place in Lausanne (in the Swiss canton of Vaud), as always in partnership with MensGo.com of course.
In the Lausanne dialect, the name Bordello is pronounced like “bord de l'eau”, i.e. “water front” – a small play on words that echoes the location of Lausanne on Lake Geneva. The program is divided into eight events over six days, five parties and four clubs plus a boat party. There you can meet, talk, drink, dance and flirt.
The event pass
The pass for the five official days (plus the pre-party on Friday, July 27) costs 109 SFR (95 EUR) for short-term bookings, but only 89 SFR (77 Euro) if you get the pass in advance. Details can be found at the end of this article and on the linked pages.
Here is the official advertising trailer for the “Bordello Summer Gay Festival 2018” in Lausanne:
As you can hear, there is hot music to listen to, for example Electro, Acid House or Ambient House and also some pop – maybe even some remixes of Dalida, Madonna, Mika or Judy Garland. Besides this, there will be various performances, shows, go-go boys and so on.
Faithful to the festival name, all parties take place on the water, right by the water or at least near the water.
Here is a small overview of the participating clubs (Mad, GT's, My House, White Club) and the boat.
Chulo Party, at My House Club and at White Club
This hot party starts on Monday, July 30 at 11:00 pm and ends at 6 am the next morning.
Here is a video of the White Club:
The DJs are from Israel (Guy Scheiman) and France (Søren Luka and Dorian M).
The Boat Party
The Boat Party
This is the most expensive of the eight events, but of course included in the event pass. On Sunday, July 29, from 5 pm to 11 pm, the boat tour is on. Embarkation and disembarkation take place near the port of Ouchy.
The Mad Club
All other parties take place at the Mad Club in Lausanne.
The main event of the party series at Mad is scheduled for the night from Tuesday 31 July to Wednesday August 1st (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.). Tickets for the foam party are available on site and in advance (or of course included in the Bordello event pass).
After six long party nights, a day of rest will certainly the right thing to do.
This is the entire Bordello Festival program at a glance:
- July 27: Welcoming Party at Club Mad (5 p.m. to midnight)
- July 27: Opening party at My House (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
- July 28: Opening Party at Mad (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
- July 28: Boat Party on Lake Geneva (17 h - 23 h)
- July 29: Carry-on at Mad (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.)
- July 30: Chulo Party in the White and My House clubs
- July 31: Foam party at Mad
- August 1st: Closing party at Mad
Frank-S / MensGo