They did it again. On Saturday, June 16, Fire Island Pines wasn’t just a haven of gorgeous guys, rum-packed punches, and beachside ball-playing: The folks at Trinity Place Shelter had their second annual charity event, Love Shack 2.0, to raise money for LGBTQ youth.
Under skies as blue as the water, 2.0 ran from 4 to 7 p.m. and featured, amid dancing revelers and share-gazers, the amazing Randy Bettis spinning records, and rat-packed song stylist Joe Conti at the mic’ (damn, can that guy and his boys move!). Oh, yeah, and Miss Ron B. did her Tina Turner tantalizing best as hostess of the festivities. I’m not sure, but I think I may have gone rolling in her river.
An amazing $4,775 was raised, between attendance, raffles, and the silent auction (I’m still waiting to see if I got the cute bartender!). There are even more items up for grabs online; go here for information.
Between the half-naked boys “working out” at the open-air gym in the background, and those indigenous ferries piling up more fun-tastic people in the foreground, it was the perfect spot for a perfect cause. The Pines might have suffered a slight burn last year, but on June 16 the hottest thing on the island of hopes and dreams was that faded sign on the side of the road saying (almost) 15 miles to the Love Shack!
To find out more and to donate to Trinity Place Shelter, please visit their website. As for 3.0, I don’t have the details yet, except that I will be there, dancing under a tin roof, rusted! See you then.