LOS ANGELES—The official TEA Pre-Party venue was supposed to be LA’s Sayers Club—but for some reason, that club pulled out of its contract to host the event just six weeks before it was to take place—so now, the official TEA Pre-Party will be returning to Club Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot, and will still take place on March 13, 2020.
“Despite having the Sayers Club confirmed and signed in August, they now make an unbelievable claim that it was double-booked,” said TEA creator and Grooby CEO Steven Grooby. “I can only believe that someone in their hierarchy has seen that this is an event by an LBGT adult company and have reasons to themselves as to why they don’t want us there. I’d urge any LGBT company or persons to be very wary of dealing with them and we’re looking at actions to take against them.
“On a more positive note,” he added, “returning the Bardot feels like going home. They’ve consistently helped us with our shows and we’re very happy that they can accommodate us at a late notice. We’re planning to invest a lot more into the look of the pre-party this year thanks to extra pre-party sponsorship from Kink and TranzFanz and I think everyone will be surprised and exhilarated at the new ideas we’re bringing.”
The Bardot in Hollywood is a posh open-air lounge that has an old school glamorous Hollywood vibe. It has been the longtime home of the Transgender Erotica Awards’ Pre-Party and former After-Party for multiple years.
The Transgender Erotica Awards (the TEAs) are a two-day event held in Hollywood, CA, during the weekend of March 13-15, 2020. The event is the only of its kind and celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry. More details about the event will be released in the months to come at theTEAShow.com.