For our next gogo bear spotlight, we present Dre from Los Angeles. Dre is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a player for the Rebellion Rugby Club in LA. He has danced for Bear Milk NYC, Club Chub, Fat Slut and Bearracuda. Get to know him below.
BWM: When did you start gogo dancing? Why?
Dre: I started back in 2018. My friend took me to my first gay bar, and I saw the dancers and I expressed how it looked fun to my friend. He then leaves me by myself for a few minutes and comes back to tell me that I have an audition that upcoming Saturday. The rest is history.
BWM: What is your dancing style? Do you have a signature move?
Dre: My dancing style is just freestyling depending on the beat or the music being played. I do have a thigh shake move that I do that grabs people’s attention.
BWM: Do you have a gogo persona? If so what is it?
Dre: Honestly, I don’t and I sometimes think I should have a niche or signature look. Maybe I might finalize it this year, just you wait!
BWM: Can you tell us a memorable event from one of your gigs?
Dre: It was a last-minute dance moment at my first IBC. I dance at their pool party on Saturday. A few people recorded me, then later on next week a friend of mine let me know that the video went viral.
BWM: Do you identify with the bear community? When/ how did you find it?
Dre: I do, more so as a cub, and I found about it when I went to my first Bearracuda.
BWM: What is your favorite part about being a gogo?
Dre: Being around fun people enjoying the energy of the club or bar.
BWM: Any upcoming gigs you want to plug or anything you want to mention that we haven’t covered?
Be sure to follow Dre on Instagram.