Last weekend Pride Fort Lauderdale hosted Slash Back to the '80s, a big party and fundraiser in the lead-up to their main event, Pride of the Americas in February. 

“It was a great event filled with a few hundred attendees,” said Kevin Clevenger, executive director of Pride. “Our emcee Nicole Halliwell as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, was a huge hit.”

Attendees had a blast.

“This fundraiser brought the Golden Age of Slasher Films to life in a fun and creative way and as a die-hard fan of the '80s and the horror genre as a whole I knew that my crew would be having an absolutely ‘slashtastic’ time,” said Harrison C. Davies. “I never thought I would get to attend a Camp Crystal Lake counselor reunion with no less than 20 of us showing up.”

Davies dressed up as a Camp Crystal Lake Counselor.

Clevenger credited Halliwell with designing all of the sets for photo opportunity sets.

“The backdrop of '80s horror films and scenes for photo opportunities with your favorite slashers made it an enjoyable experience,” said Mike Nemerof, who dressed up as Don Johnson. “The event was a fun, creative experience bringing us back to a different era that we all enjoy. The music and drag performances added to the excitement.”

The event was held at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.

Clevenger called the party a big success saying, “We can’t till 2023.”

Visit PrideFortLauderdale.org for more information on Pride of the Americas.


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