For the first time in a long time I decided to attend a crossdresser function and chose the Diva Las Vegas event this year. I have never been big on the idea of going out dressed in Las Vegas fearing rowdy and obnoxious drunks harassing me. Friends who have gone out there told me not to worry there is no problem dressing in Vegas. My friend Ashley knows the town well and got us a great rate at the beautiful Palazzo Hotel. I have stayed there before so now I was worried that instead of drunks it would be stuffy people staring and pointing at us but, it was no problem at all. Even having a drink at the bar by myself was no problem nor were there staff at Aquanox and Del Monaco’s restaurants.
The crowds on the street paid us no mind and the staff at Macy’s, Dillards, and Nordstrom’s were great as were the ladies at the MAC counter. None of my fears came to fruition and I had a great time picking up some bargains after trying them on.
We only signed up for the night time activities at Diva doing our own thing during the day which included shopping en fem and golf in DRAB. We take golf seriously so we don’t dress as ladies for that activity. To be honest we don’t act like them either.
Two of our sisters from CHIC also attended but, being their first crossdressing outing they went for the whole enchilada so we only saw them at night. It was fun watching them go full throttle experiencing everything that was going on.
The DVLV format takes some getting used to if you are accustomed to the typical conference/convention format where schedules are fixed and pretty much all the activities are held in the convention area of a host hotel. There is no vendor area, seminars, speakers or vendors at the event but there is no cost either for the event. Some events have a cost but you only pay for those if you sign up for them. Instead there is shopping for whatever you want in town and the DVLG website gives you a list of places by category along with guidance on what to expect from them.
The event is held at various locations all over Las Vegas and there are three hotels participating from downtown to the strip to serve every budget. Of course, you can stay where ever you wish if you have a favorite hotel.
You choose which activities that are of interest and sign up for them online before the event starts. They have a group text that goes out to everyone that signed up for it where you can have reminders sent to your phone for your activities an hour ahead of time as I did.
There were crossdressers from New Zealand and Canada attending and I am sure other countries as well. I am not sure what the total number of attendees but it was over 100 for sure.
The organizers did a good job of taking care of the details and it was a fun time for everyone with no problems. From what I could see the public seemed to have no issues with the crossdressers and the hotels, bars, restaurants etc. were very accommodating to everyone.
The pictures from the event this year will be up shortly and you can see them and find out more about Diva Las Vegas here http://divalas.vegas/ You can sign up for their mailing list and find out about next year’s DVLV 2018.