Real Bad

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About the Host program

REAL BAD, now in its 26th year, has become the longest running, most successful event of its kind in San Francisco. Last year alone, a record-breaking $300,000 was donated to sixteen beneficiaries. As of REAL BAD XXV,  $2 million has been donated to community beneficiary organizations over the event’s history.

REAL BAD operates through its Circle of Friends ritual: friends inspiring friends to gather in celebration to benefit community. Our Hosts provide the funding required to produce REAL BAD, allowing 100 percent of the general admission ticket proceeds to be donated to various nonprofit organizations. Our Hosts also serve as the primary source for tickets, selling to their personal Circle of Friends, creating REAL BAD’s uniquely familiar, intimate, and playful atmosphere.

If you are interested in becoming a Host, the sign up process is conducted online at the beginning of July each year.  Those who have been a Host in the past will be able to sign up during early bird enrollment,  July 1 – 7, 2015 (which is password protected).  During that same time period, new Hosts (open to the general public) will be able to add their name to a Host lottery.  Depending on the number of Host slots available, the respective number of names will be randomly selected on July 8.  All lottery participants will be notified by July 9. 

Due to the popularity of being a Host and the high demand for tickets, Host participation is limited to the first 250 individuals who signed up. 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a Host and how to sign up.