For the past 10 years a group of adventurous gay boys have traveled from far and wide to celebrate the arrival of Washington's summer season. And what are the three things you need for a summer party? Sun, Sand and Skimpy!
This year was by far the biggest this event has ever been. The picture only shows about 50 of us, but there was at least double that during the course of the weekend. Friends came from all over the nation and as for away as London to experience the craziness that Vantage promises.
Wednesday night at midnight, Garet and I picked up our friends Goose and Kyle from the airport. With the rental already packed up, we headed straight to eastern Washington. We arrived just before dawn and set up camp as the coyotes sang to the rising sun.
Thursday night there was a small group of us sitting around the camp fire. By Friday the head count was 67, with more people expected. Garet spent weeks building a very large tent that was used for shade during the day and at night we turned it into a movie theater. Camping with a movie projector? Oh yes! That's Vantage for ya!
Saturday we played beach volleyball, cooled off in the river and chatted with new friends we'd made from the night before. When evening arrived the Drag Queens came out and the cloths started coming off. Five Queens performed and handed out Tequila shots while the biggest gaggle of gay campers partied on all night long.
Vantage isn't necessarily the type of camping experience The ScenicBoys like to do. But once a year, a wild party with a bunch of friends is pretty awesome. We met a handful of fun guys who are interested in going on a more traditional camp trip with us. So hopefully this summer you'll see even more additions to the ScenicBoy world.