Kudos to Dave Ouano, Anthony Meade and Verdell Shannon for taking the 8.7 million photos they did of the Market Days madness. Are you featured? Well, you're halfway to finding out. Pages were made for turning.
Meanwhile, I was busy covering the normal queer bar scene and getting ready for the next issue, out August 29. Early deadline due to a last-minute press trip to la Ciudad de Mexico. Ole, motherfuckers!
So, while I'm gone, two of the biggest and boldest (and, in one case, bloodiest) events will take place, both sponsored by Nightspots. Just because I won't be there doesn't mean you shouldn't. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Even though there is no Windy City Rodeo this year, the ILGRA organization is working hard to make Windy City Rodeo 2013 the rootinest-tootinest homo horse parade yet. Help them out at Touche, Fri., August 24, for Cowboy Eye For the Leather Guy, our annual cowboy makeover contest. The good cowpokes (and cowpokettes) from Alcala's Western Wear will be on hand to make a lucky leather lover into a cowboy on the spot. Will you be the new cowboy?
Once you've claimed your new boots, kick some shit down to Spin on Sat., August 25 and Sun., August 26 for a very special two-night "double creature feature" with everybody's favorite crazy bitch, Sharon Needles. The Saturday shows (two show a night, mind you) are titled "Nightmare on Halsted St." and will feature a creepy, crazy costume contest. Wanna get read up the ass by Sharon? Put on your gory best and be judged by the Needler herself.
Then on Sunday, Sharon returns with "Invasion of the Needle Snatchers." Same deal as Sunday, only this time it's a body painting contest.
For tickets and info, visit www.spin-nightclub.com .
So help support our super-fun sponsored events and know that while I'm traipsing drunkenly through La Zona Rosa that I'll wish I could join you. Truth be told, I'll probably forget all about you after the seventh tequila shot, but after a few days, I'll rue my forgetfulness.