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Seattle's hottest Halloween Party returns with new twists - tickets to BUMP 2006 now on sale!
Seattle's hottest Halloween Party returns with new twists - tickets to BUMP 2006 now on sale!
Tickets to the Northwest's premiere LGBT Halloween Party are now on sale! BUMP 2006 will ignite the Seattle social scene on Saturday, October 28th at Experience Music Project. This year's circus sideshow-themed event will feature LA's DJ Kimberly S, an amazing floor show, two VIP experiences, and an official after party at Chapel bar. The fundraiser benefits Gay City Health Project and the Travel Fund for Seattle Men's Chorus Seattle Women's Chorus. Tickets are available now at

"Once again, BUMP will be the place to see and be seen on Halloween," says Fred Swanson, Gay City's Executive Director. "There are sure to be some outrageous performers and award-winning costumes."

Shuttles from some of Capitol Hill's favorite bars and restaurants are free for BUMP goers, transporting them to and from the party at Experience Music Project. BUMP will rock from 9PM to 2AM, as nearly 1,200 party goers crowd Sky Church for what is sure to be an amazing party. DJ Kimberly S headlines the evening of entertainment, while celebrity judges from the cast of the Broadway musical, Sweet Charity select the top three costumes of the night, awarding a Grand Prize of $1000 cash.

This blockbuster fundraising party is also one of the year's most affordable events, with tickets selling in September for only $35. In October, tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

A limited number VIP tickets are available for two different VIP experiences. BUMP's $60 VIP tickets give guests access to a second party, complete with its own DJ, Stolichnaya drink specials, half-price appetizers from Revolutions Bar & Grill, and Gift Bag. The exclusive Platinum VIP tickets are offered at $125, providing guests with a private party in EMP's Blue Lounge, including hosted Stolichnaya cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to mingle the cast of the Broadway Musical, Sweet Charity. Platinum VIP ticket holders also receive a Gift Bag and free parking at Experience Music Project.

This year's party doesn't end at 2am. Chapel bar will host BUMP's Official After Party until 8am Sunday morning. Admission is only $10, and shuttles from EMP provide guests with transportation to the party.

The Crowne Plaza is offering a discount overnight rate for BUMP guests and Clipper Vacations is offering vacation passes for the weekend. Both are available at

Experience Music Project is located at 325 5th Avenue North, in Seattle Center. Guests must be 21 or over and show valid photo ID on entry with ticket. EMP is wheelchair accessible. For online ticket purchasing and event information-including shuttle stop locations- visit

Major Sponsors for BUMP 2006 include Showtime Networks, Microsoft Diversity Advisory Council, and Stolichnaya Vodka. This year's Costume Contest is sponsored by Vertumni Fine Landscaping and Gardening. Additional sponsors include Chapel, Seattle Gay News, CDE Software, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Crown Plaza Seattle, Laurel Point Inn, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Northern Xposure, Team Photogenic, Mark Waind, DDS, and Clipper Vacations.

Gay City Health Project is an innovative Gay men's health organization based in Seattle, and the premiere HIV and STD testing provider for Gay and Bisexual men in King County. For more information, visit

Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of Gay and straight people and their relationships. From building community among the members of the chorus to donating performance tickets to LGBT youth, the Chorus has been able to touch the lives of many. For more information, visit

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