Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CRUISE DIRECTOR ALERT: Get my groove back!

Well, I’ve officially traded in my “Why oh why does Pride come but once a year?” mantra for “Thank goodness Pride only happens once a year.”

This particular Pride was a hum-&!@#$@*-dinger, and I’m only just now back to good health. Fortunately, the circuit gods of San Francisco took mercy on my glitter-overdosing soul, and the club scene has been relatively quiet of late. In fact, none of my fave dance parties are happening this weekend, so it’s looking like more R&R is in store.

However, this Saturday, July 14, is Bastille Day, and there’s nothing your faithful cruise director likes more than an excuse to eat cake, drink champagne, dress scantily, and yell “Vive Le France!”

I know I just finished saying that I was going to rest this weekend, but you know I can’t help myself, and actually, dancing at a straight club sort of counts as taking a night off for me. So, unless I’m incapacitated by too much champagne, I’m gonna don my French maid outfit and check out:

Celebrate Bastille Day with "Bardot a Go Go"!! Called "Best Substitute for a Parisian Disco" by the Bay Guardian and "carbonated, contagious" by SF Weekly, "Bardot a Go Go" celebrates its ninth year of playing swinging '60s French pop from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, and of course Brigitte Bardot. This year, co-founders Brother Grimm and Cali Kid bring you the best in French pop, as well as Northern Soul, shagadelic electro, '60s psych, and mod pop. There'll also be drink specials, go-go girls, and Frenchie visuals. Shagadelic attire encouraged.

Bastille Day "Bardot a Go Go"
w/ co-founders Brother Grimm, Pink Frankenstein, and Cali Kid

Saturday, July 14
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street @ Van Ness
9 p.m., $10

Also this Saturday, and also in honor of Bastille Day (I can’t go, but you should!):

The Big Gay Frat House is excited to announce the next Girl Drink Drunk, a benefit for the SF Gold Diggers gay hockey team. This month’s femcee, Trauma Flintstone, is performing with Connie Champagne at the New Conservatory Theatre, welcoming special guest femcee Landa Lakes.

Girl Drink Drunk features music, dancing, amazing performances, male strippers, and an open bar sponsored this month by Michael Daniels of Young's Market.

This month will feature special guest performances from:

  • Ethel Merman
  • Mercedes Monroe , Miss Gay San Francisco
  • Samantha Richards
  • Two male strippers (and we're still trying to get some hockey boys strip, too!)

Girl Drink Drunk
Big Gay Frat House, 630 Castro Street @ 19th St.
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Performances Begin: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door


It’s back to the circuit hard and heavy, with a double-header:

Saturday, July 21:

Adonis with DJ Escape

Sunday, July 22:

Fresh with DJ Scotty K


Saturday, July 28 (daytime)

Splash 2 party at the Imperial Palace with Donna Sachet (Marriage Equality fundraiser)

Saturday, July 28 (nighttime)

Arctic Babylon at Mezzanine

Sunday, July 29

Dore Alley

Hope you all are enjoying summer in San Francisco, and hope to see you soon – here, there, or everywhere!

Your faithful cruise director,

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