A few months ago, our friend Andrew asked what our dream was for the Shameless launch party. He was going to help plan it, so he wanted to know what our ideal party would include, in terms of entertainment, decorations, atmosphere, etc. I thought about it for a second and then said, “Y’know, I just want to see a ton of teenage girls sitting on the floor of The 360 reading the magazine. That’s what would make it perfect.” Nicole agreed.
On Saturday night, the venue was packed by 9 p.m. and the floor was covered with girls sitting around reading the magazine (as well as tearing up the dance floor, cheering in front of the venue and performing on stage). Nicole and I both almost cried, it was so amazing. You girls made all the work we’ve been doing worthwhile. We can’t wait to hear from you — about the party, the magazine, and whatever else you want to tell us!
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, siblings, partners, friends and strangers who came out to support Shameless. The party really was “all ages” and totally diverse.
And thanks, of course, to the radical cheerleaders for their pom-pom-politicking, our comics Mae and Sabrina for hosting, and the DJs for rocking the house. You were all just amazing.