LGBTQ

Karmin Was "Really Proud" to Perform at Pride South Florida in Fort Lauderdale

Straight and gay couples shoveled frozen lemonade into their maws while eyeing chocolate penis lollipops. The fashions included: men in leather, roller-derby gals, and one middle-aged guy in Bamm-Bamm Rubble bottoms. A hefty dude perched in a dunk tank never seemed to get slammed into the water. How could they all miss that target? 'Cause it was Pride South Florida.

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- PHOTOS: The full madness of Pride South Florida

Friendship and love were thick in the humid air. The festivities at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale were swinging by the time headliner Karmin, the rapping duo and internet sensation, hit the stage with their backing band. Nick Louis Noonan was at the keyboard, then jumping from the platform, his pretty face all up in the audience. Amy Heidemann announced she was thrilled there were so many people there. Last time they performed Pride South Florida, she counted something like 20 audience members.

Before the show, though, we crashed their van for an interview.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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