#1 Tajma Hall's Pucker shot at Hydrate; #2 ( From left ) Robb, Sue, Jack, Jean, Verdell, Dan, Jonathan, Tracy, Terry, Terri, Andrew, Cynthia, Yasmin, Amy, Amy, Ross, me and Steve at Crew; #3 Foozie's mystery shot at Nitro
May your merry bells keep ringing! Ours were at Crew for Windy City Media Group's belated holiday party. Apparently, celebrating Christmakwanzaachanukasmas in January is the new black. And Crew was as black as it gets for supplying us with the most raucous holiday party we simple WCMG folk have ever enjoyed. And a special shout-out goes to Chad2, who busted what he had of an ass to keep those that bring you this humble fag rag boozed to the gills.
Wednesday I decided to pop into Miss Tajma Hall's Hy-Drag Revue at Hydrate. Thanks, Taj, for your lovely introduction to the crowd... and for the lovely shot. Kind of embarrassing that when she offered the shot to anyone that would take it, I was the only taker. Hey, it's not for everyone, I guess.
And if you don't know, a drag queen is the last guy you want to fuck with. Just tell that to the surly Greek fellow who was shouting quite harshly ( and quite Greekly ) to the blonde girl Taj had brought up on stage. With one glance she kicked his phyllo dough eatin' ass. Don't fuck with them, I'm telling you.
See page 16 for the story on JC Cestou's admirable fund-raising efforts for CALOR at Touché during the Mr. Chicago Leather 2008 competition. Some of the finest people I've ever known are those on the forefront of Chicago's leather community. It's about more than parties, kids.
Which is not to say that the party wasn't all that, which it was. Nuts to butts of the sweatiest, hairiest fellows you could imagine. Let your imagination run wild!
Nitro has done it again with their Asian Invasion party. Now, I know that there will be people offended by the theme. This is certainly their right. I would like to report that, on the other hand, there were many Asian performers and patrons there who thoroughly enjoyed the party with no trace of offense. Now, I'm just waiting for the Aunt Jemima throwdown. That'll be a party, alright.
And if you're offended by that, you should have seen Mr. Chicago Leather 2005 Jeff Willoughby all decked out in his Jemima finery serving pancakes at the welcome party this year.
It's called a sense of humor. Pick one up. They're free.
Speaking of free, stop into Mary's Attic this Sunday night for your chance to win a pair of tickets to TPAN's Chicago Takes Off event. The tickets are a $500 value and all you have to do is show up. This is that free lunch that society has tried to convince you does not exist. Better get it while it lasts.