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Corey Craig: The Pied Piper Of Pride

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His musical talents have kept dancefloors across the globe pumping and New Yorker, Corey Craig has appeared at nearly every pride celebration imaginable, so when it came to finding an amabassador for this years NYC Pride celebrations he was a natural choice. caught up with the cheeky chap in the lead up to this years Pride celebrations to find out about his role, what you can expect from Pride and his top tips for locals and visitors alike.

How does NYC Pride compare to other pride events around the world?

When people think of Gay America, there are strong references to NYC ‘s role in LGBT RIGHTS, the Stonewall Riots, the concept of freedom and liberty for the LGBT community and the history of people (American and Foreign) coming to NYC to be who they are and thrive.

doma coreyThat background coupled with the history and tradition of Official NYC PRIDE events make us an important, significant must attend part of everyone’s experience.

Last year you invited Whoopi Goldberg to Pier Dance to introduce Cher - how did all that come about?

Whoopi enjoyed my reference to ODA MAE BROWN (Ghost) when the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was about to be voted down… She saw it online thanks to her production partner Tom Leonardis and responded to it via Facebook.

So I got the idea to invite her to Pier Dance to introduce Cher via Twitter.

Days later, I received a call saying she would be happy to do so and the rest is history…


and can punters expect any special guests of Corey for 2014?

I tweetvited Sam Smith the day he came out to the press but have had no response.
Then again, I couldn’t confirm Whoopi until the week before the event so you never know.

What would be your Top 5 tracks for Pride season 2014?

I am in total LOVE with the new wave of Deep House taking over so…

1) Oliver $, Jimi Jules – Pushing On

2)Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones – I Got U(Wayne G Mix)

3)Royksopp and Robyn – Do It Again (Isaac Christopher Mix)

4)Hercules and Love Affair – My Offence

5)Second City – I Wanna Feel

5.5) Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You (MK remix)

Where will you be appearing over Pride month?

coreyeventsFurball NYC at BPM 6/21
FLY Sundays at Monarch 6/22
Poseidon Cruise 6/28

**Then, I will attend all of the OFFICIAL pride events, including VIP ROOFTOP and the DANCE ON THE PIER.

For lots of events and whats on in NYC - check out the What's on listings!

What tips would you give to visitors to NYC?

1) Know where you are going out in clubland, both musical format and demographically.
2) Take all of the free happy vibes in from the city… It will invigorate you.
3) Have your money out when ordering drinks
4) Do not order complicated drinks during pride. This slows everyone down.
5) Move outta da way for locals trying to get somewhere… (kidding… or am I?)

For's NYC 2014 summer and Pride tips - click here

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