Sep 2, 2020 12:09 PM (8+ Months)
Purgatory 2020 -The Who, The What, The Why, The Whole Enchilada
A very trying year as a major understatement for all of us. But we will do our best to entice your mind and give you a escape from the real world for 4 days and 3 nights. Read further for some Q&A on Purgatory. Plus other forum topics are posted for specific aspects for this years event.
We get quite a few questions asking what is Purgatory every year from first time guests. This themed party weekend was brought to us 15 years ago by some good friends. The first year it was beyond crazy and attracted a audience from across the U.S. of around 200 people. It definitely set the bar very high on that first year and put the Houston couples lifestyle scene on the map.
So what is Purgatory, Heaven or Hell party weekend? First and foremost we are not making a religious statement. We like to call Purgatory weekend a Summer Halloween style event. Pool parties and mixers amping up the energy leading into the main events each night. Take the idea of the popular lingerie fashion show with angel or devil wings added in, then think all things you might see in Purgatory such as unicorns, fairies, devils, angels in all states of dress or undress. It's three nights of adult costumed erotica and nothing is to tame or to wild.
Along with Halloween, Purgatory has become a signature event for DesirousParty.com. The party starts from the moment you set your bags down in your room. For the fourth year we are starting the event on a Thursday with a mixer and then the night time Heavenly White- Glow event. 2020 is a totally different event format as we have now spread out the guests across multiple event areas. So be sure to check out the itinerary as your favorite dj's will be spinning in all event areas this year. All making up the ingredients for a epic weekend. So make plans to join the hottest couples from across the U.S., here in Houston for Purgatory, Heaven or Hell weekend.
Now let's begin because we know you want to know all about Purgatory weekend.
For the third time in in 9 years we have a brand new hotel venue at the DoubleTree IAH hotel... The hotel is bending over backwards to accommodate our group. Some of the senior management worked for last years hotel venue. So new hotel, bigger event space and a management team that wants our group. We all know most hotels are at minimum occupancy so the DoubleTree is ramping back up staff wise to welcome our group.Management is looking forward to the upcoming Purgatory weekend and amping up their amenities for us.
Everyone will get a welcome letter upon checking into the hotel. On the letter we will have some do's and don'ts. We just ask everyone to basically use common sense (not being sarcastic) and remember that this is a corporate hotel and we will have to abide by their rules, city and state laws. Meaning no nudity in public places. What goes on behind closed doors is to your own level of fun. You cannot be topless in the pool, ballroom etc.. If you are roaming the halls please remember to cover up to some degree. The hotel understands what style of party this is, the theme etc...They know we are there to party and let our hair down so to speak over a great weekend of fun. They will be putting a coat check outside the ballrooms for those not staying at the hotel or needing to cover up from their hotel room to the party areas. Pasties are acceptable as part of your attire in the ballroom. As is full body paint etc.. So the hotel understands that the parties start early and go late. The hotel also understands risqué attire and that the group is here to have fun. Just please remember to cover up to some degree when in public places such as the elevators, lobby area, esplanades etc..As hotel employees will be cleaning up, sanitizing etc...and we want to respect their privacy also. Skimpy bathing suites are fine but please be covered over the nipples and lower genitalia.
Basic Rules before the Q n A.
Alcohol Policy: There will be cash/credit bars at all events. Meaning you will need to purchase drink tickets from the cashiers. Hotel guests can also charge to their rooms at the lobby bar. No outside drinks past the black curtain which is the event areas. You can leave with a drink but you cannot come back in with a drink. No insulated cups, yetis etc... this year. Sanitize, Sanitize Sanitize. Throw away cups only. ........have a question please email email@example.com
Music: See DesirousParty.com for a full list of djs and their times.
Camera Phones: we are requesting and dj's will be announcing.it also. Please do not post event photos to social media this weekend. We have worked hard to follow all virus protocols and also respect everyones privacy. We do not need jeolous Karens of the world causing issues if they saw your photos on your social media. We are going the extra mile to follow all the guidelines.
Event Video Crew: We will have a video crew capturing the dj's, capturing sexy bodies from the shoulders down and guests who are wearing masks and wish to be on the videos. All faces are still blurred and this video will not be released until January 2021. A polite NO and they will not capture your image.
Now the Q n A-
Q: Do we have to wear masks
A; We all know the virus protocols. As we all know them by now. Safety is your responsibility. But if you cannot social distance then masks are required. Eating, dirnking, in the pool, then masks are not required. But if you are in the midst of people and cannot social distance then yes you should have a mask on. The hotel will require you to have a mask on in the lobby area. Once past the black curtain you can determine it one is necessary for you to wear. See the forum topic for Virus Protocols for more information.
Q: Do we have to get a hotel room to attend the events.
A: No you do not have to get a hotel room to attend any of the events. We offer the room blocks as it amps up the weekend fun. So we create a total hotel party weekend where all events are held at the hotel. Guests can mix n mingle all weekend long. But if you wish you can attend one or all events and come and go. Hotel rooms are already sold out for 2019 and we are doing a stand by cancellation list. See DesirousParty.com/purgatory fon how to be added to stand by list.
Q: Is this a BYOB event.
A: No, as the hotel follows TABC and City of Houston laws. We will have cash/c.c. bars set up at each event.. Full bars will be set up in all event areas.
So no outside food/beverage allowed into the event areas. Hotel has given us some incredible drink prices and this allows them to make their money so we are allowed to host these events at their facility. Which is very unique for our party group as in the State of Texas it's very hard to get such a warm welcome from a upscale hotel who loves to cater to our crowd. Normally its sub par venue hotels. So we are lucky.
Q: What is the dress code for the pool parties and night time events.
A: Itsy bitsy bikinis, scrunch bottoms etc.. are great for the pool parties. Just keep those tata'a covered. No pastease at the pool as they come off in the water. For the night time events you can dress as little as thongs, pasties and wings. Just keep the naughty parts (lol) covered. If roaming the hallways, elevators just stay covered of some sort as we do not freak out the hotel staff. Body paint is also perfectly fine. Just make sure those parts are painted. We have a video to watch to get an idea along with last years party photos to get an idea what to expect. But the sexier the better.
Q. Can I buy tickets to only one event?
A: Yes you can. Please see cover charge section in event party info.
Q I am a single male and do not see ticket prices for such.
A: Gentleman must have a date for this event. So couples and single females only. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Q: How do I pick up my party tickets?
A: Starting at 2pm on Thursday at the lobby entrance. You can pick up your weekend wristbands. Both parties have to be there to get wristbands. As staff puts on all wristbands after ID's are verified. Purgatory door staff will be set up at the lobby entrance all weekend. .
Q: Can I get bottle service for the night time events.
A: Yes, the hotel has a special bottle service form. You may pick one up from the event registration desk.
Q: How much are drink tickets?
A: Drink tickets are $9.50 for mixed drinks and $6.50 for beer and wine. All drink prices are inclusive with tax and gratuity figured into the drink price.
Q. Can we bring our pool chairs into pool party area.
A: No, as there is not pool deck to accomodate the crowd and chairs also.
Q: Can we be nude or topless in the pool.
A: Texas TABC alcohol laws prohibit this along with corporate hotel policy. Itsy bitsy skimpy bikinis are fine. Pastease under see through or mesh tops is fine. Pastease in the ballrooms is also fine. Just cover up to and from your rooms and we will have a robe or coat check at each event. Body painting is also fine as long as all intimate areas are painted over etc..... Please watch the last few videos of Purgatory and you will definitely see that less clothing is perfectly fine for this event.
Q. Will there be a pool party?
A: Yes, we are hosting a pool party on all days.
Q: Can nipples, butts, topless be shown?
A: No nudity is allowed. Please cover up until you get to the event areas. A coat rack is outside the event area. Pasties, bra, thongs etc... are ok inside the event area. But no nudity. For the pool parties it is the same. Itsy bitsy is ok but nipples must be covered. Pastease only in the pool area is not allowed. A sheer bikini top over your pastease is ok. While in your bikini and going back inside the hotel. Please grab a towel as a courtesy to hotel staff or air crew who might be mingling about in the lobby area.
Q: Can we make song requests to the dj's.
A: No song requests are accepted on Purgatory weekend. Requests make it virtually impossible to build the energy and its like selecting songs from a juke box as its all over the place. We want to give everyone a great experience, ambiance and vibe. At night you will have two ballrooms with different music genres to pick from. During the day the experience is like a Las Vegas/Miami pool party. Meaning you will hear a little bit of all the music genres. People are mixing, mingling, dancing pool side etc...Thank you for understanding and the dj's will watch the dance floor and audience to make sure that people are dancing either on the dance floor or where they stand as the party progresses.
Q: How do the guys dress for the night time main events.
A: If not dressing in theme. Please dress to impress. This is a upscale, fun and very sexy event. Treat it as you are going on a nice night on the town at a fancy restaurant or a club venue. No flip flops, gyms shorts, ragged out jeans, dirty worn out tennis shoes, uncollared t shirts that are not theme related are allowed. Getting lots of questions so this is pretty specific. One entry/exit point for night time events and staff will be strictly enforcing dress codes. If you have questions then please ask here, PM and or emai firstname.lastname@example.org Plus log onto the DesirousParty.com site and look at last years and previous years party videos and party photos.
Q: Are people cliquey at Purgatory as we are new to the scene?
A: We have people attending from 35+ states and 4+ countries which has become a norm for our bigger events during the year. So its hard for people to be cliquey as so many people are new, perhaps meeting for the second time etc........Hence why we do mix n mingles, pool parties etc... before the main events. We suggest to go talk to people, mix n mingle and meet some new great people from all over the globe. Your Dp staff cannot wait to meet everyone and will be wearing STAFF shirts during the day. So if you have questions then please stop us and ask.
Q: Are we allowed to take pictures at Purgatory?
A: Yes, but please do not post to social media this weekend. This event needs to stay private from the Karens of this world. You are allowed to take pictures of yourself and or your group of friends. Please be mindful who is in the background for their privacy. No crowd shots are allowed. We will also have photo backdrops set up as well as a mirror photo booth as well this year.