New Name, New Events At Bear Week

Photo by JR Davis.

Pool parties, an exclusive river cruise, porn star cabaret and more. Lauderdale Tropical Bear Week put on a party like none other. Getting adult movie legend Drew Sebastian and LGBTQ icon Crystal Waters onto the same marquee is no easy trick, but Eagle pulled it off.

Sebastian’s aforementioned cabaret show brought out longtime fans looking to see a different side of him. They were not disappointed. Though he did costume changes at a Cher-like rate, each outfit featured tight pants. Very tight pants.

He was debuting his new show, and fans got to hear him play the sax and were treated to an inside look at his culinary skills. When asked why the saxophone, he told OutSFL, “Any chance I get to blow.”

Bears took over Richardson Park on March 9. The midday party was popular from the start. A good crowd gathered and perused booths selling everything from boots to cigars to cocktails.

A DJ kept the beats going from an eye-grabbing stage until the live entertainment started, culminating in Crystal Waters’ performance.

The party used to be known as Bears In the Alley. The Eagle team decided to rebrand and highlight it as a destination. Eagle owner Chuck King is thrilled with how the week turned out. He told OutSFL the event would draw about 8,000 people.

The welcome party at Pub On the Drive and Gym was packed and spilling out onto the sidewalk. New events did better than anyone could ask for. Sebastian’s show and Bears In the Park gave regular attendees something to look forward to.


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