PHOTOS: Fire Island Boys Get Into The Olympic Spirit At The Pines Party

Photoblogger Jeffrey James Keyes hit the beach this weekend for the 14th annual Pines Party out on Fire Island.  Held at night on Pines Beach, the party is always a mixture of revelry, fantasy and fundraising. (Proceeds benefit Fire Island Pines Property Owners’ Association and the Stonewall Community Foundation.) While past themes at the Pines Part have included Poseidon, The Big Top, and Heavenly Bodies, this year was a shout out to the Summer Games—With plenty of scantily clad athletic supporters working it out in various pavilions, it was definitely more on-point than the opening ceremonies in London.

Music from DJs Pagano, Abel, Randy Bettis and Warren Gluck played until the sun crept up over the Atlantic, when then torch was extinguished and the crowd bid a fond farewell to a beloved diva as we were serenaded with Donna Summer‘s “Last Dance.”

Photos: Jeffrey James Keyes

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  • LongIslandGayPhotos

    Jeffrey James Keyes, thank you for some excellent photos! When I hit Fire Island, I pretty much always go to the Grove…. so far it’s only been twice this year, Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend & 4th of July. The July 4th trip resulted in taking over 800 photos. Now I have to decide which are the 12 or so best to use in a photo spread for the LI gay club magazine I shoot for.

  • LJ

    So either Fire Island is not diverse at all and black men don’t exist there or the photographer has a type.

    But lovely pictures though :)
    I’d love to go

  • Palto

    Anybody over the age of 25 that goes to something like this is embarrassing.

  • GuardBoy98

    @Palto: Have you ever been to “something like this?” The $200 ticket price and abundance of disco music – plus the high cost of spending a weekend in the Pines … I am 32 and I was one of the youngest people on that dance floor. I think even the go go boys were mostly over 25.

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