Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Aaron Bailey and Vincent Santamarina

By : Aaron Drake
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“We had bumped into each other once out and about, then we reconnected online,” Vincent Santamarina says about how he and his now-husband Aaron Bailey first met. “We made plans to meet up for a formal introduction. Our first date was at Busch Gardens on a perfect summer day! It was July 22, 2013.”

“During our first date I wanted the day to go on forever,” Santamarina continues. “Just talking and having fun gives you the gut feeling that you really know someone. I wanted the connection we made that day to be around forever.”

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Big Gay Busch Gardens Day celebrates its fifth anniversary at Tampa Bay Park

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Autumn may have begun on Sept. 22, but no one told Tampa Bay or its LGBTQ community. On Oct. 7, they’ll rally together to celebrate the fifth annual Big Gay Busch Gardens Day, presented by local drag favorite Kori Stevens.

The event, which last year drew 250 participants, calls upon the LGBTQ community to come together for familial fun in the sun at Busch Gardens, the popular theme park and zoo in the Tampa Bay area.

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10.5.17 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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On June 11, 2016, I was out celebrating the birthday of a co-worker and friend. We had plans to have dinner, see a movie and possibly hit a local hot spot to end the festivities. We had a friend with us who spent every Saturday night at Pulse and we were prepared for him to drag us older fellows out there.

The restaurant was crowded so the wait for the table was over an hour. This changed the course of the evening. We missed our movie and had to settle for a later, more obscure film called The Lobster. The birthday boy was ecstatic because we ended up seeing the movie he wanted to see anyway.

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10 Must Boos

By : Scottie Campbell
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You have your costume picked out, your makeup perfect and all the right accessories, now what? You can’t just sit around the house all by yourself looking that good. Here are 10 Halloween events you can show off your new threads at.

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Overheard in Tampa Bay: Taylor Swift cools off, contemporary dance at the Palladium and Busch Gardens raises prices

By : Anonymous
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Do you wanna build an international multi-million dollar popstar?
Halloween night brought quite the surprise for the 57,000 attendees at Raymond James Stadium who decided to shake, shake it off with trick-or-treating and wild costume parties to attend Taylor Swift’s concert. The reigning queen of pop (at least, rumor has it, until the end of the month, when Adele sends T Swift chasing pavements) had no bad blood for her fans as she performed her love story on the hot autumn night. In fact, it was so hot Swift decided to bring a bit of frozen style to the stage. Swift, who is no stranger to dressing up and bringing an array of celebrities on stage with her, came out on stage dressed as sexy Olaf from Frozen followed by Elsa herself Idina Menzel, and the two of them belted out “Let It Go.” The duo brought to life some of Swift fans’ wildest dreams, but this was a one-time merger, and these two are never ever getting back together. Oh, but we wish you would.

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