So Labor Day Weekend every year in Rehoboth is one of the biggest and most fabulous weekends to go to Gay Rehoboth Beach Delaware. I always have a million emotions about Labor Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach because it isn’t just one of the most popular and fun weekends in Rehoboth, but it is also the end of Summer and the end of party weekends and beach weekends with my friends. I love it because it is the home to the biggest rehomo traditions like the Sundance Circuit Party in Rehoboth Beach as well as the famous Drag Volleyball game where you have two teams of non drag queens dressed in themes and acting out skits while also playing volleyball. It really is an awesome show. So with mixed emotions about Labor Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach, I do have to say that if you are going to pick a weekend to go on vacation to Rehoboth Beach, Labor Day Weekend is the one to do.
This year was a bit off from most years. Hurricane Earl was supposed to get rid of the beach and make it so no one could go. Although many people did not end up going to Rehoboth, they were probably smart for listening to the weather forecast and the city telling them not to come, my friends and I automatically thought fabulous, no traffic, pool in the front yard, great reason to have cocktails and when the evacuation sirens go off, just add in a base beat and a few cocktails for an early morning happy hour. To truth about the weekend though was that the hurricane did create a huge riptide and did wipe the beach away for a day, but after Thursday night and Friday
morning, it was a perfect weekend.
The weather was amazing and no straight people showed up. The gays had Rehoboth Beach to themselves and we got to party our butts off. No lines to get into any of the stores. Minimal kids running around screaming. No families gawking at gay couples walking down the beach and lots of fun for everyone. With that said, there isn’t anything wrong with straight people, there is something wrong with the ones that come to Poodle Beach and create an issue though. We don’t hang out on the straight beach and make a scene about them so they shouldn’t do that to us. It was a nice change to not have any of them down on our beach and the ones that did show up were really cool. Another thing that was a fun surprise was the Purple Parrot on Rehoboth Avenue.
The Purple Parrot Rehoboth Beach is a mixed restaurant and bar. Everyone loves their food and the hot staff but what was really cool was that the Purple Parrot opened a huge beer garden with a full bar and small dance floor. They have a ton of outdoor seating for everyone and tons of friendly people. What I liked even more about the Purple Parrot was that they also had amazing drink specials. We got way to trashed way to fast and spent under $20 per person. That was really rare. If you are
in Rehoboth you have to go to the Purple Parrot and visit their brand new beer garden.
Something that is sort of unique to Labor Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach are the after parties and the overall atmosphere. People seem to be very standoffish but also ready to party and have fun.
Everyone knows that the Summer is now over and that there are no more amazing beach weekends until Memorial Day, with the exception of Winter Music Conference in Miami or a couple other small parties, and they are feeling the fact that they won’t get to see their friends or visit their beach houses again for almost an entire year. Although it is a sad feeling and everyone is a bit moody, they also want to have an amazing time so they crowd the bars and even though people are more bitchy during Labor Day Weekend, they also want to have the most fun so after parties go later, drinks are poured stronger and people are also more relaxed so you don’t have to worry about if you will be allowed in or not. Everyone is cranky but also in a good mood so if you wanted to talk to someone and had been afraid all Summer, Labor Day is perfect because even if they say no to you you have almost a year for them to forgot about it. Another thing that was different in Rehoboth Beach this year and for Labor Day was The Double L.
The Double L was Rehoboth Beach’s only Leather Bar…besides Tea Dance at Zues. The Double L was a mecca for leather men to party and shoot pool. I decided to go there when my friends were heading from Aqua to Blue Moon since I wanted a break from the main strip and took a cab up to Double L. When I got there there was a huge line and I noticed that they had changed the name to Man Dance. Not only did they change the name to ManDance Rehoboth, but they also changed the entire inside of the bar.
Instead of pool tables and standing room up front they now have stripper boxes and loud blaring house music. Instead of a pain in the ass bar layout and design to get through they have straight shots which make it easy to get to the dance floor and instead of a ton of lights they took almost all of them out in both the indoor club and outdoor space and replaced them with lasers and light machines for an excellent light show. They still have all of the leather men and they added in a bathroom but they also added in probably the best dj and dance music in Rehoboth Beach and made Rehoboth Beach’s only dance club and leather bar in one. You could technically say that Blue Moon is a dance club that is styled like a warehouse but the music is done by videos and they don’t actually mix anything. Aqua has a dj and dancefloor but the DJ this year continuously trainwrecked and you cannot really dance since the shot guys and waiters are constantly bumping into you and the bathroom line wraps into the dance floor.
Labor Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach Delaware is an amazing weekend. The outlets have huge end of Summer sales and the restaurants are ready for your business. Everyone is ready to party and you can do everything from circuit parties to drag volleyball. You can shop for designer clothes on sale and even enjoy tons of fattening foods without having to worry about weight since summer is over. Labor Day weekend in Rehoboth beach is one of the best beach weekends in the Summer and one that you have to do. If you are looking for a beach weekend vacation for next year, Labor Day Weekend in Rehoboth Beach is the perfect one for you.