MCQP (Mother City Queer Party) is the biggest gay event in Cape Town besides Gay Pride. It is the party that many gays look forward to all year – a time to dress up, dance, drink, and be absolutely fabulous. This year, the theme was extremely enjoyable: Candyland (think pink candyfloss, rainbow candy, sucking on your lollipop…). Great eye-candy!
The party was held at Harrington Street, essentially a big gay street party. The street party concept might sound great on paper, especially since nothing beats being outdoors during summer in Cape Town. But the problem was the gay boys were not the only ones blowing hard… the Cape Town wind joined the party and blew it away. The wind made it quite unpleasant for many. Although MCQP can’t control the wind, they can control the venue choice. MCQP should consider venues with a good mix of indoors and outdoors to combat unpredictable Cape Town Weather.
We liked the choice of theme. Candyland is as sweet and innocent or as spicy and naughty as you like. I think it was cute, and I believe many people enjoyed the theme.
The music was okay… the wind did not help with acoustics, leaving many people commenting about bad music. However, the choice of music was not bad – they had something to suit most people.
Overall, the party was fun and well worth the entry price. It was a great end to a great year, and a time to celebrate with all your friends, and meet new friends. Will we see you at MCQP 2016?
Here’s what people had to say on twitter #MCQP #MCQP2015
Neon wig did me proud. Apparently enough alcohol will make men want to be with you. Even when you're Katy Perry in drag. #MCQP
— Piet Smedy (@PietSmedy) December 20, 2015
@MCQP was such a jol last night ????
— andy (@Andy_vdberg) December 20, 2015
— a fashion friend (@afashionfriend) December 20, 2015
— IG: @JoashNarainsamy (@JoashNarainsamy) December 20, 2015
But not everyone found MCQP sweet
What a totally shit @MCQP party tonight. Street party format exposed to wind. Random clubs far apart. No sense of party. Pathetic.
— Matt Gerstner DA (@kndlytakeurseat) December 19, 2015
I'm disappointed in MCQP to say the least. The venue was not what I expected and neither was the music.
— Sinako (@MrTrovato) December 19, 2015
— Chandler (@MrChandlerHouse) December 19, 2015
— Francois Louw (@FrancoisLouw1) December 19, 2015