69 seconds with … Vancouver promoter TommyD

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Spend 69 seconds with Vancouver promoter and “The Flame” in TFD Productions: TommyD.

MEET TommyD (Tommy Dolanjski)

TommyDHaving been an integral part in Vancouver’s gay scene for the past 6 years, Tommy serves as our executive producer of all things The Flame & The Dame (TFD). Taking charge of all things creative, his passion and drive for promotions and event production is #1 in his life.

Born and raised in Vancouver, he has worked in every major venue in town including Celebrities, Majestic, Pulse Nightclub, The Junction Pub, J Lounge, The Commodore Ballroom, The Scotiabank Dance Centre & The Odyssey.

He has also been on the executive for the non profit group The Dogwood Monarchist Society as it’s Vice-President for the past two years, and is a strong supporter of many charities in Vancouver.

01Your first job.
The Gap.

02The job you wanted as a child.
Teacher (believe it or not. Before I realised I couldn’t deal with children).

03Your hero.

There was a promoter named Brent who I never met who passed away years ago but I’ve heard stories about him from people in town, managers, dj’s, bookers when I started and said I was from Vancouver. And I sort of look up to him even though I’ve never met him. I always think about if he was still around I would’ve wanted him to mentor me, and then my friend who knew him well told me that in a way he probably was. He created some of the biggest shows, and worked with the biggest names and did it for years.  I only got to experience one of his events (the last ski week he did, the first I went to) and it was incredible, I’ll never forget it. I still kind of work with that formula. He had everything there. I don’t even know what he looks like to be honest.

04Your biggest indulgence.

05One thing no one knows about you (and you are willing to share).
I used to teach and do Croatian folk dancing!

06Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
in the back of a car.

07The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Friends, food, and music.

08Favourite Vancouver restaurant.
Cactus Club, I’m a simple girl.

09 One word your best friend would use to describe you.

10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss (besides one of your parties).
SUMMER! Summer in Vancouver is perfection.

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