Toronto, November 4, 2009 – The Garrison, Toronto’s newest concert venue is opening up its doors to more than just the best in local, indie and rock with It’s My Party Saturday, November 14, 2009.
The event, created by Kat Armstrong and syndicated-sex-columnist-cum DJ Sofi Papamarko, started out as a birthday party for Armstrong’s impending 30th birthday. “I didn’t want to wait and see what may be available for dancing that night.” Explained Armstrong, “So I said I’d like to host my own huge party and Sofi offered to DJ for me.”
“We wanted to do something different than all the theme nights that are becoming prevalent in Toronto and put fun back into going out dancing,” added Papamarko. “Enough with playing dress up and DJing while conforming to one specific era or genre of music.”
Armstrong thought that The Garrison was a great venue for the party from working with co-owner Shaun Bowring in his past life as booker at Sneaky Dee’s and knowing that if anyone would get why the girls wanted a less-costumey dance night, it’d be Bowring.
“Our set list is going to be great. We’re going back into the vaults, mixing it up and covering the right blend of music suitable to the most fickle of Toronto audiences.”
Papamarko has DJ’d fundraisers and parties like Shake a Tail. Both girls met while in high school and rekindled a friendship through Davy Love’s ubiquitous Blow Up and through modeling gigs. Armstrong is a professional Event and Project Manager who works in Not-for-Profit by day, but has always loved party promotion and fundraisers.
It’s My Party!
1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Saturday, November 14, 2009