Daddi has been around for quite some time now, and all the comments and rumours I have heard have been rather good and were backed up by the photos I have seen on social media. So I’ve been excited to give it a go and experience it for myself.
Saturday, 4th April, was the best opportunity for me to put on my gay colourful clothes and dancing shoes, and discover the super gay night that is DADDi. I arrived at the Turk’s Head early to check out the venue before the night kicked off (and getting nicely drunk!). My first impression was a warm welcome by two very hot guys with a friendly and sexy smile, and when they stamped my wrist I thought I was being admitted into gay heaven. Inside the venue there were DADDi posters displayed everywhere which gives you a sense of belonging to the event, and dimly lit lights which set the tone for a hot, sweaty night.
DADDi invites you to be you.
As the night was progressing and I was getting more and more drunk, dancing with my friend Luke, and the place getting crowded, I quickly realised that DADDi’s night is not about being trendy or pretty or walking around with a pretentious attitude. DADDi’s ethos is about being you which I think - from a marketing and business point of view- this is its well defined, competitive advantage. As a result of this, I can honestly say that this alternative night was so needed in Dublin’s notoriously monotonous gay social scene.
After midnight the atmosphere was electrifying. Hot dancers filled the stage and sexy staff were walkingaround, making sure that everybody was having the time of their lives. The dance floor was covered in hot men, dancing topless – paradise! At some point I screamed in my mind, ‘Oh my God! So many cocks, so little time.’ We were impressed by the music in such an amazing way that we felt everywhere single pulse, rhythm, and beat of the night, to the credit of resident DJ SteoDub and Madrid based DJ Dave Urania.
As you can see from the photos, Luke and I, had the best time ever. We cannot wait to go back.
Dance, Drink, Flirt, Sweat
I would like to publicly say a HUGE thank you to organiser, Steve Blennerhassett, and his team for creating a night out in Dublin like no other, and setting the bar high for future nights. Guys, keep up the good work. I have already become a user of the DADDi app, available to download for free where you can be notified of upcoming events and other DADDi related information.
I would highly recommend DADDi as one of the best nights on the scene. All you need to be is yourself and have the disposition to let go and have a great time, it is guaranteed. For me, DADDi was an orgasmic experience.
All the images belong to Ronan Hurley - GobsmackedMedia - whose work I think it's great.