Aside from lending her support to the lesbian and gay community, Connie Mitchell had another good reason for signing up for this weekend's Perth PrideFest.
Having played at last year's Sydney Mardi Gras with fellow Sneaky Sound System member Black Angus, Mitchell couldn't resist the chance to soak up the carnival atmosphere again - albeit on a smaller scale.
"Putting the cause aside, it's just an excellent party," Mitchell says of the Pride WA's Celebration concert, which kicks off PrideFest - a three- week festival of arts, culture and community events for WA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
The concert, held in Russell Square in Northbridge on Saturday from 1.30-9pm after the PrideFest Parade, also stars DJ Didier Cohen, Superjesus frontwoman Sarah McLeod, Sun City, Tomas Ford and many others.
"Everyone is up for having a good time and you are dealing with a very well-educated musical audience."
She adds with a laugh: "Oh, and you know, there are some beautiful bodies there - and a lot of sweat. Everyone gets their grind on."
In many ways, Sneaky Sound System has the gay and lesbian community to thank for their success, with the Australian electro-dance duo finding an appreciative audience among the demographic early on in their career.
"We wouldn't be where we are without the gay community," Mitchell says. Playing at Pride, she adds, is the band's way of supporting gay issues and helping break down boundaries in the community.
"I guess what people don't know or understand they are in fear of and I think that that fear is capitalised by people who are small-minded. These festivals are very inclusive and there is a very safe and welcoming vibe."
Mitchell says fans can expect the usual pumped-up set from the Sneakys at Pride, not to mention an outfit befitting the occasion."We're going to have an absolutely rip-roaring time and I have an amazing outfit planned that will be absolutely blinding," she says.