Andrew Christian could spend his weekends anywhere he wants, including summer hotspots like Fire Island and Provincetown. But this last weekend he was in South Florida hanging out at the premier LGBTQ beach party, FlockFest.
“I did FlockFest last year and it was a great event,” he told OutSFL. “I wanted to come out and help support the community again.”
The underwear mogul was flanked by models showing off a summer-inspired design: grilled hotdogs in buns.
“Nothing phallic about it at all. It’s just a coincidence.”
And while FlockFest was a lot of fun, Christian says there’s a serious reason behind his participation in this and other causes in the Sunshine State.
“I’ve been doing a lot of events in Florida, particularly because of the political situation. It’s important to show solidarity and support the community in Florida.”
The annual beach party is the capstone to a series of activities FlockFest puts on throughout the year. Pre-parties were held at The Eagle and Hunters, and a pool party was on Sunday. But it was Saturday that stole the spotlight.
Seventy-five private cabanas were set up, decorated and judged. Judges included Christian, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, Wilton Manors City Commissioner Chris Caputo, TransInclusive Group founder Tatiana Williams, Bubbles & Pearls owner Josie Smith-Malave, and host of the “FayWhat?!” show, FayWhat?!
The winner was the Pan Am Airlines cabana. In addition to authentic logo gear, they furthered the airline vibe by having the boys dressed as pilots and offering a snack cart to give out pretzels.
FayWhat?! also emceed the afternoon and gushed afterwards to OutSFL.
“I had a blast. There were floaties as far as the eye could see, incredible food. There were all colors of the rainbow and all sexual identities. I love that.”
FlockFest organizers have already announced the event will be back next year, the weekend after July Fourth. FayWhat?! can’t wait.
“People are already excited about it and I look forward to it next year.”