First Night Pittsburgh, Fursuit Frolic

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Hey folks!

I've been trying to drum up some support n the background to see if there is any interest in getting a group of furs and suiters together to frolic around the festivities in Downtown Pittsburgh during the First Night Celebration.  First Night is held annually by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on New Year's Eve as a family friendly way to ring in the New Year.

http://www.firstnightpgh.org/

If you wanted to get into the various cultural trust venus that will be open during the First Night Festivities you can get in on all the fun for $8 before the event, $10 at the event.

My thoughts were that we just bounce up and down Penn Avenue and interact with the guests for a couple hours and maybe get involved in the parade they hold?

If there's any interest, please let me know and I'll touch base with the Cultural Trust to get the "Okay" to come down and also talk with the folks at Toonseum to see if they can provide us with a room to store our stuff and get changed in. No guarantees on that but I'll see what can be done.

Afterwards we can head out to a Eat n'Park to maybe grab some hot cocoa and desserts?

So if you're interested, give me a should here so I can get a head count.

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First Night Pittsburgh, Fursuit Frolic

December 31, 2013 from ~7 - 9pm

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

[UPDATE-12/17/13]

1. I'm having trouble getting someone from the Cultural Trust to contact me.  I have just sent a message to Joe at Toonseum to see if they can provide us with a small room we can use for a few hours as a "Green Room."  Short of that I may need to talk with the Westin about securing a hotel room or maybe the Washington Room to use. 

2. It looks like we have about 8 fursuiters who have said they're going to make time to help make this activity happen.  I would like to have at least one handler for every two fursuiters if possible.  I have one handler so far, maybe two.  I need a few other local furs to join us as handlers.

 

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to consider this opportunity.

Happy Holidays!

Swift

 

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Organizer of Pittsburgh First Night

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I love this idea! It's early enough that I should be able to go

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Yes, a fursuit event I can get to, permitting I can get off work.

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I'm interested. Let me know how this goes and I will try and make it.

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I'd be intrested as long as other fursuiters go and if I can get that night off. :3

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well I would be down but it seems i may be in NJ with some furs out there Smile as I got invited to a furry new years party... Tongue actually im being dragged alone because i drink LOL.. but well see i may change my mind.. i dont part like the camdon area... lol

 

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Okay sounds like two that are "on-board" and three "maybe's"

I'll keep trying to drum up interest, but in the meantime I'll touch base with the Cultural Trust and get the okay.

Consider the idea a "GO!" provided it's not raining or sleeting.

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I am definitely interested, It's been 6 months since I was last dressed as a fox on Penn Ave.

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I'm definately going to come out- I never expirienced the nightlife of a city during New Years, so this seems like a novel time!

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i may go in for this, ive not tried my fursuit out in cold weather yet, it all depends on what im doing new years though

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Well, First Night is not indicative of the Downtown "Night Life."  It's more like an anomaly as the majority of downtown Pittsburgh is a ghost town after the commuters leave their offices for the day.  The exception being the areas around Heinz Hall and the Benedum Centers when they have shows or performances going on.

First Night is a lot of fun though. There should be lots of families and folks there.

Hope you can join us!

Swift

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I'm sold Swift- count me in!

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I think you meant "Furst Night"

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