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Hey, I'm That Guy From the Magazine
by Kirk Williamson
2005-06-22

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You are holding history in your supple little hands, kiddies. Welcome to the largest issue ever of Nightspots. Please to enjoy.

Loaded up the Monte and high-tailed on out to Encompass last weekend. Just a short drive to the nexus of the universe... or Indiana. I get confused. Speaking of getting confused, I got lost and had to stop at a gas station and ask for directions. Which I got. From the hottest cowboy this side of the Mason-Dixon. If for nothing else than to encounter hot country dudes at strange gas stations, get to Encompass. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Even when they were throwing me out. You'll have to ask me personally for details.

John and Elliot at Hydrate have to get over this domestic violence that has beplagued their otherwise rosy relationship. What's the real story, ladies? Stopped in on manicure night and indulged my self with a dirty Marty and a soak. Madge would be so proud.

KJ at Madrigal's had me on a marathon photo shoot to snap the very best one. Personally, my fav didn't make the magazine. Another for daddy's private reel!

Spin hosted a rock show to benefit BeyondMedia.com . Check out their website to see if you, too, are beyond media. Wait. Magazines are media.

Mark at Jackhammer is humbly proud to announce that to date he has raked in about $3,500 for Vital Bridges with aid of my little enemy, Jägermeister. Just look at him kissing the enemy.

The Windy City Gay Idol semi-finals at The Eagle were the best yet. Throngs of loyal ( and some a bit overzealous ) fans packed the place. That place is used to a whole different kind of packing. I've heard. Thanks to Chuck, Jim and all from The Eagle for helping us make it one to remember.

Mikie from Nutbush is such a trooper. I warned him I'd be comin' around with a sack of White Castles for my 'Gay Gluttony' shoot, but Dunkin' Donuts was much closer. And, yes, that is Bavarian cream dripping off his chin. You'll have to ask him the name of the Bavarian. Jawohl!

Yes, I went to Roscoe's. I know what you are saying. I had my little tirade not too long ago. But Frida was calling my name. Her and the girls made the whole night come alive. Jesus, I sound like a commercial for Riunite on ice. I need a good swift kick!

Here's what's upcoming: Saturday at Crew, stop in to meet and greet Ryan Miller, ultra-hot gay professional snowboarder. Ryan will be ridin' the Crew float as well ( you know, in that parade they do every year ) . Also on Saturday, catch the Drag Idol finals at @mosphere.

Here it is, an inch from the end of my column, and I'm spent. It ain't easy putting out a mag almost 3x as big as normal. But I'm proud to have done it. And I'm proud to have worked with everyone who made it possible.

Especially the strippers.

Happy Pride.

kirk@windycitymediagroup.com


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