Win Tickets ($25): Big Freedia @ Holocene | New Orleans' Queen Diva of Bounce (December 10)

We have partnered with Holocene and are giving away tickets to many shows including a pair to Big Freedia next Friday, December 10. To win tickets, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn & emailed Monday, December 6 @ 3PM.

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From our partners at Holocene:

Holocene presents…Big Freedia | Beyondadoubt | Onuinu
: 9pm | COST: $13.00 advance | TICKETS: Portland Mercury


New Orleans' Queen Diva of Bounce returns to Holocene!

Big Freedia is the recognized “Queen Diva” of Bounce Music in New Orleans, where she performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout the city. Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city's street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed “Sissies” that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes.

Since 2009 Freedia has begun traveling outside the city regularly with her dancers and live DJ, Rusty Lazer, playing to audiences on the East and West Coast alongside (or onstage with) artists such as Spank Rock, Galactic, Ninjasonik, Japanther, Monique and many more.

From New York Times: Shaking It to New Orleans Bounce (On the Scene With Big Freedia)

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($25): Big Freedia @ Holocene | New Orleans' Queen Diva of Bounce (December 10)

  1. Chad November 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    I want to go because I love New Orleans music.

  2. Noa November 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I just heard about this on NPR
    It’s the awesome new booty shaking !
    I wanna go… please!

  3. DB November 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    I’d love to get out for some new music!

  4. Kal November 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Oh, I would love to go! I first heard about this act through Diplo’s coverage. I have great interest in how music breaks down barriers, and as a queer and genderqueer individual who writes about gender, sexuality, and music, I would :delight: in this show.

  5. hannah November 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    booty booty booty, booty everywhere. i need to dance to this!

  6. kenny December 1, 2010 at 5:55 am #

    If this show will be anything like the MFNW show, I HAVE TO BE THERE!

  7. Jen December 1, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    Oh yea- this is gonna be fun!

  8. Ryan McLaughlin December 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    Azz everywhere – keeping it classy

  9. Pete Stewart December 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Going to a show like this would revive me really! I spent time in New Orleans and it took hold of my soul so much that I long for any inkling of it’s flavor… I haven’t seen her but i bet i could shake a booty to it with heart!

  10. Emily Willard December 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    Dude, I’m totally curious on hearing Big Freedia and letting the ‘New Orleans’ outta me. Plus, Holocene is such a great venue!! I’d LOVE to attend this! =)

  11. John December 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    I was so unbelievably excited to rock out with Big Freedia when she was scheduled to be at Holocene in Septemeber, and so bummed at the cancellation. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this for soooo long.. I NEED TO BE THERE! I promise that I won’t stop dancing until the lights come on and I am physically removed!

  12. Corey December 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    I need to see some azz everywhere!

  13. Corey December 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    I need to see some azz everywhere azz everywhere!

  14. Eri Suzuki December 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Big Freedia is so off the wall – the music is ridiculously fun and catchy. Would love to see her live!! Plus, I love anything real New Orleans style. Eating gumbo as I type this.

  15. Pow! December 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Too often do I see Portland being too scared or too cool to dance these days. We’ve got to bring it BACK to the days when people in Portland really DANCED, un-self-consciously, how they wanted to. I need to be in the crowd making sure to BRING IT, to make sure to, ahem, Freedia asses from oppression!


    “We should consider every day lost in which we do not dance at least once.” ~ Nietzsche

  16. Deanna December 3, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Some dixie funk to get the yuletide juices flowin’! What more could a girl ask Santafor?

  17. ayarcy December 3, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    “i got some gin in my system, somebody gonna be my victim”

  18. Tamara December 3, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Your mom says to give me free tickets. Better listen.

  19. weena December 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    I deserve these tickets for several reasons:
    1) I am not going to lie, I have an ass meant for shaking.
    2) In my mind i am not three quarters, but HALF New Orleanian.
    3) …and when, “I’ve got that gin in MY system. Somebody is going to be my victim!!!”

    Enuff said.

  20. T Bone December 3, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Cuz I gotta get my hot honky booty up in there and shake it, dammit.

  21. Sancho December 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    I love New Orleans food. I love New Orleans music. I love Galactic. I want to shake my booty at this show!

  22. lala December 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    wanna dance like i’m back in houston

    p.s. all these kids commenting that they wanna shake their ass better shake it at this freedia show anyway, winner or no — i rarely see people in this town get down!

  23. Erin December 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    Saw 1 show of his before by accident and was so pumped. Read up on this artist and seems to be the hardest working musician in the biz, much respect. And needless to say all I want to hear is that catchy tune “Ass everywhere”

  24. Blake December 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Went to NOLA once and loved it. Would love to see a show here again!

  25. Heidi December 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Love, love, love dancing all night long! Would love to win tickets. Thank you!

  26. sumer December 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    big frieda rocks my socks off! I saw her at sassy’s for the “into the woods” filming at MFNW.. high energy, booty shaking azzz EVERYWHERE! Would love to see her again!

  27. John Cooper December 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    never seen it or heard of it but love new southern flavors. hook me up like a tow truck!

  28. sumer December 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    and by big frieda.. I mean BIG FREEDIA

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