Circle of Friends

Our Hosts are at the core of the Circle of Friends tradition of our events and support of our beneficiaries: friends inspiring friends to gather in celebration to benefit community. Hosts provide the funding to produce the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation season of events so that 100 percent of the REAL BAD general admission ticket price is donated to our beneficiary nonprofit organizations. And they truly host our events as the primary source of tickets — creating, through their Circle of Friends, REAL BAD’s uniquely familiar, intimate and playful atmosphere.

Returning Hosts

Returning Hosts receive a sign-up email with their individual Eventbrite link each year.
An informational email was sent to Hosts on May 1. If you are a returning Host who has not received your email, let Josh know at

Returning Hosts will sign-up on Eventbrite from May 1st – 7th.

A personalized link will be sent to each Host at their email of record prior to sign-up. The link is only active during the Host sign-up period.

Hosts need internet access during Host sign-up and must complete their Host Package purchase before sign-up ends (11:59PM on May 7).

Purchase includes: Host Package ticket and optional VIP tickets only.

General Admission e-ticket codes are sent separately to Hosts via email in July.

Host Package

    • One Host VIP ticket with the following privileges: Separate VIP entrance, Access to VIP room, Free VIP coat check, three complimentary beverage tickets, & in-and-out privileges until midnight.
    • The opportunity to purchase up to two additional VIP tickets at $140 each, with all associated privileges.
    • Up to five REAL BAD XXX General Admission e-tickets codes for distribution to your friends. Each code is good for purchase of one $95 General Admission e-ticket, the lowest ticket price available, and only available through Hosts.
    • One REAL BAD XXX T-shirt
    • One REAL BAD XXX Host music selection (produced from the live recording at the event).
    • Name listed as a REAL BAD XXX Host on

New Hosts

The new host lottery for 2018 is closed. Anyone wishing to become a host in 2019 should check back in that fundraising season to enter the 2019 New Host Lottery.

Host Communication

Make sure you continue to receive host communication from REAL BAD.

Some Hosts have reported finding communication from REAL BAD, including Host Sign Up instructions in their mail program’s Spam folder.

Please check your spam folder for previous emails and set your mail program’s preferences to recognize and as a preferred or VIP senders.