Choice nightlife and dance floor affairs, July 2-4. Plus: the annual “We Survived Pride” prize list!
By Marke B.
PARTY RADAR My annual Pride prize list! Most stamina: Miss Rahni –from high-class drag to outdoor go-go dancing, she was at 1000 events, including the 10-hour drag performance marathon Some Thing party. Most looks: Krylon Superstar — 100 fierce and fancy-free looks in 100 hours, including at the record release party for his act Double Duchess. Best accessories: Golden laurel crowns, neon butterflies, filthy wedding dresses left over from the anti-Prop 8 celebrations two years ago, humans dressed as dogs, all the jewelry from Juanita More’s annual glamour-drenched Pride party. Best single look: Performance artist Fauxnique slowly rolling down the stairs at City Hall, unravelling yards upon yards of gorgeous fabric.
Best overall moment: The Dyke March breaches the 18th street barriers and floods onto its original route to “Take Back the Dyke.” Best moment runner up: When activists hijacked the rainbow flagpole to raise a QITPOC resistance flag. Best ecstatically surreal moment: Extra Action Marching Band crashing onto the dance floor at Sunday’s massive daytime Hard French party at Mezzanine.
Best emotional musical moment: DJ Bus Station John climaxing his outdoor Pink Party set with 10 delirious minutes of Sylvester, and watching 70-year-olds and 17-year-olds alike jumping for joy. Most heard voice: Maya Angelou’s inaugural poem for Clinton “On the Pulse of Morning,” which I heard sampled in at least four DJ sets. (Including that of Miami’s DJ Mystic Bill who with drag queen Noel Leon leading the Pride main stage in a good ol’ fashioned house diva anthem bounce-a-thon — watch for some extra magic around the 3:30 mark). The rock, the river, the tree … indeed.