Garden Party
a campy drag social fundraising event
1975 - 2001
And after 1984, also see Denim Party, held the same day

  

1316 Hyde Park, the apartment of Tag Kowis was the location of the first few Garden Parties
see the TWT article under 1990 for a good account of the history of the event

1980

 

courtesy Mary Hooper

1981

That's Tag on the invitation cover

 

courtesy Mary Hooper

Above from 7/24/81, earliest coverage of Garden Party in TWT

1982

still a private party
Magnolia Ballroom

1983

 

above and below, courtesy Mary Hooper

Tag's Xmas Card, maybe 1983

at Rich's

 

Below, Hosts photo for (probably) 1983
courtesy Mary Hooper

*****

I took the above blurry photo of my then-partner
Kim Spradling (bunny ears) at the (I think) 1984 event, at Numbers
I do not think this was a Garden Party event, could have
been another party

*****

1984

The Copa

 

1985

Above, not where the party was held, but looks
like they were hoping for some business

1986

   

1987

Mecca

below, Invitation

   

1988

Rich's

Photos from Gary Evans album

1989

Rich's

above, compact from 1989

1990

below, Gary Jackson on right, 1990

1991

1992

Rich's

1993

Rich's

  

1994

above cover of the wonderfully campy 1994 program

this program year unknown

  

Download the Program

1995

Rich's


keychain courtesy Leo

1996

Above from 1996 Pride Parade, photo by Frank Parsley

held at Heaven

   

   

1997

Rich's

Below, Pajama Party, July 27. 1997, double image
[Thanks to Leo for the Bear]

above, Rick Hurt and Frank Riojas

Garden & Denim Parties

1998

Rich's

1999

BRB

2000

Sonoma

   

2001

last one