PAM ANN Rocks Manchester Pride 2011 | Manchester, UK | Pam Ann landed in Manchester Pride 2011 and as usual rocked the crowd with her carisma and sassy sense of humor. Pam Ann is the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid. Performances focus on the nuances of air travel, identifying the individual quirks of some of the biggest international airlines and their media stereotypes. Her style leans towards camp humour, in the vein of Kathy Griffin and Chelsea Handler. The character of Pam Ann has developed a cult-like following and fans include Madonna, who describes Pam as “cruelly funny”. Continue reading PAM ANN Rocks Manchester Pride 2011
MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade | Manchester, UK | Today was the official 21st. Manchester Pride Parade, and I was there invited by Visit Manchester. We started around 12 noon and walk all around Manchester city escorting the genius and most infamous air hostess PAM ANN, all the way down to Manchester Gay Village. Check out the photos. Continue reading MANCHESTER PRIDE 2011 Parade
CarlosMeliaBlog.com will assist Manchester Pride 2011 | Manchester, UK | in only ten days I will be flying to the UK, to assist the 21st Edition of Manchester Pride, invited by Visit Manchester. Manchester Pride (19-29 August 2011) is an annual festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life, that also works to raise money for LGTB and HIV organisations. Running for ten days at the end of August, the festival will feature sport, film, debating and campaigning, and arts and entertainment. It culminates with the Big Weekend, a four-day ticketed event in Manchester’s gay village that boasts a huge market and the Pride Parade – this year’s parade theme is ‘Through The Decades’. Continue reading CarlosMeliaBlog.com will assist to support Manchester Pride 2011
PAM ANN live in New York reloaded by Steven Slater’s presence | SOHO, New York | If you thought that PAM ANN was hilarious, her last show at Joe’s Pub in New York city went beyond surreal, with the presence in the audience of Steven Slater, the 38-year-old former JetBlue flight attendant, who allegedly cursed out an entire aircraft, grabbed a beer and then exited the plane by deploying the emergency slide. I mean to TITANS unite for only one cause, make fun of Airlines, Flight Attendants and their passengers.
For those of us who work in the Travel and Hospitality Business, and spend more hours that we can count on planes, we can related to every single impersonation and situation. My absolute favorites are Virgin Airways, British Airways, Japan Airlines and of course Alitalia.
On a separate note, Joe’s Pub is a great space that periodically presents very interesting show, performers and artists from all over the world. The room has tree sections, as PAM ANN defined it very well: Economy (where the bar is located), Business Class (a huge sofa where you can seat to enjoy a drink during the show) and First Class (right next to the stage, where they serve a full a la carte menu). My comments ? the show was great, funny, interactive… of course that having an audience of almost 90% gay guys cheering for her makes a huge difference, but the food was overpriced and the menu that night was not in full.
PAM ANN has become an icon over the years, with live television commercials like the video above that she did for British Airways. For more information on PAM ANN please check her website @ www.pamann.com