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The Brent Star Report The
Armorettes Drag Races Part 1
s a kid, whenever I’d go to the Circus, I always wondered what it was like backstage. Um… well, today I got my wish…sort of. I’m backstage at Burkharts with the cast of Atlanta’s favorite trailer park clowns known as The Armorettes, the charming mutli million dollar charity raising group. They just finished their weekly 7pm Sunday show and the room is covered with boas, glitter, all kinds of rated R props, food wrappings…and right in the middle of all this hoopla is a vacant seat next to an innocent frighten queen (Alicia Kelly) looking in the mirror cautiously applying her make up while beckoning me to sit next to her. I’m not afraid at all, in fact, I find the Armorettes to be hilarious backstage as they go AT IT with each other and had me laughing the whole time. I thought to myself, hmmm, since their famous EASTER DRAG RACES are coming up, now is a good time to interview them (well just 2 of them for now, I only have one page). So I’ll make this Part 1. I’m going to cut into Trashetta Galore and Vivian Valium’s conversation that’s in progress… Vivian: (to Trashetta) Oooh Girl, I’m so glad you brought your guests honey. Trashetta: Well, I’m glad too then.
Vivian: Because their OLD, I like them OLD queens honey, they love some Vivian Valium. Honey they so old, they had to drop the money instead of coming down to hand it to me-
Trashetta: No honey, it’s cause they know YOU’re too old to go up there to get it! Vivian: Shut up you Trash!
Brent: LOL!!! Ladies, I just have a few questions, starting with when did you two become Armorettes?
Vivian: I became one in 1992, right before Bubba D Licious (I interviewed her 2 columns ago), at a time when they just ‘selected’ the girls, I was young and innocent back then (and the room went silent…crickets). Trashetta: I became one in 2007 but I had to audition, but didn’t think they were going to choose me because I had just taken 2 Jager shots to calm my nerves that Lucy Bowles gave me but b/c my drinking tolerance is so low, I was torn up from the floor up. Apparently they loved it, but all I remember is feeling very loose and free. Brent: What are you known for and what’s your signature song?
Vivian: During the hey day in the 90’s, I was the “pretty one” (more crickets) Yep, I sure was, don’t be jealous (she really was yall). And I was also known for using a grand piano for my numbers. But this was when we were back at the Armory;s “Thelma’s Pump Room”. People still ask me to this day, when will I do those kinds of numbers again. Hell, whenever we get that kind of stage again! But my signature song today would probably be my Bette Midler mix with the ‘The Bugle Boy’ song.
Trashetta: I guess you can say I’m known for how emotionally serious I get into my routines. My signature number is Jennifer Holidays, “I’m telling you”. Because I’ve dated a lot of bad men and I just think about them all and I channel them (laughs) that’s all they were good for, helping me get into my drag! Ppl seem to like my Lady Gaga mix too where I’m wearing lots of lights and latex.
Brent: The famous Easter Drag Races will be back in Burkkhart’s parking lot this year, so what’s your favorite Easter Drag Races moment?
Vivian: Honey, it’s so many! But the one I remember CLEARLY is when Jaye Lish, as a boy and right before he became an Armorette, played one of our famous drag races games, the musical chairs. We all thought he was a hottie (as a BOY) and wanted him to win which meant he HAD to perform with us that night. So we went a little ‘goo goo’ for him backstage and let me just say, he’s an Armorette now! Trashetta: It was one year where this contestant who thought he was all that but doing really good until his high heel shoe had popped off, flipped over and busted his ass (she laughs…a lot! I love Trashetta!). Brent: So what’s the Armorettes’ schedule and what are the future plans?
Trashetta: Burkharts every Sunday and The Heretic every 3rd Saturday of each month.
Vivian: Aside from tickling your fancy, we have a purpose (to raise money for HIV/AIDS research). So we’re trying to reach out to the younger generation by becoming even more involved in the community. This is where we stopped so they could finish packing up. I just want to say to the readers, this was the FUNNIEST interview I had in awhile! I could not stop laughing. I love them! Next week, two more Armorettes! Until next week, don’t read the girls, instead read The Brent Star Report!
Where to catch Brent Star: Mondays at Einsteins (with RuPaul’s contestants Nicole Paige Brooks of season 2 and Mariah Paris Balenciaga of season 3), Saturdays at Tijuana Garage and a few times a month on Thursdays and Sundays at Burkharts and everywhere else that pays! w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / Mr.BrentStar
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hris Coleman is one of the busiest men in town. With over 150 events in the works this year, this event promoter and owner of Chris Coleman Enterprises recently found out he will be receiving an award from GLAAD. His hard work is definitely paying off and bringing a lot of excitement to gay nightlife in Atlanta. Three weekly events that you won’t want to miss this summer are the return of Sociale Tuesdays, Indulge Thursdays, and the newest Saturday party in town, “Drench.”
Sociale Tuesday This year Coleman updates past years’ Tuesday events and brings you “Sociale Tuesday” at Piola, 1010 Peachtree (next to RA Sushi at the corner of Peachtree and 11th Street). Beginning weekly March 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., this Italian Bistro is the place to be for networking, live music, drink specials and complimentary appetizers.
“This will be a casual event about food and just relaxing while meeting new people,” said Coleman. “We want people to come in during this time whenever they want. There will be no program or guest speakers. If they want to eat or just have cocktails and hang out, that’s fine. It’s a little different than anything else out there, but maybe a little similar to the Big Gay Supper Club.” Coleman said the event will start at Piola, and about every four weeks it will rotate to some place new, then return to home base. The other places will be announced at a later date.
Indulge Also returning is Indulge, a weekly party from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at the W Midtown.
“It’s a party, but it’s not a dance party,” said Coleman. “It’s more of a cocktail event and kind of starts the weekend off a little early. The outdoor space is really the main attraction. It’s a great place to come hang out, get a drink, and sit outside.” There have been lots of guest celebrities at Indulge in the past. Anyone from Adam Lambert to Paula Abdul to Debbie Allen and Jasmine Guy has stopped by.
“We also have had Kristine W, Kelly Rowland, and Frenchie Davis,” said Coleman. “It’s usually people who had events in town, but sometimes I organize and plan events around them.”
Drench Last summer was scorching hot at times, and everyone was looking for a pool to keep cool. Have you ever played in the sun 160 feet off the ground? This summer Coleman and the W Downtown have teamed up to present “Drench,” a Saturday daytime event like no other. 20 davidatlanta
By Jesse A. Hancock CCE will host a soft opening May 21 and officially kick off Drench May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend). It will take place 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. every Saturday (weather permitting) through September. There will be a live DJ, no cover charge and free parking if you spend at least $20.
“There is a lounge attached to the pool called ‘Wet Bar,’ which will be open,” said Coleman. “There will be food, drinks, fashion shows, and special guest appearances. The space is big. The lounge will probably hold 300 people. It will be a place to be seen or show off your body or bathing suit or whatever you want to show off.”
NV “I also have ten dance events starting in April that go through September,” said Coleman. Seven of those events are called ‘NV,’ Atlanta’s first all-night Saturday events.”
Similar to the days of Backstreet, NV will start at 10:00 p.m. and will go all the way until 7:00 a.m. It will take place at 714 Spring Street, a large warehouse space that has been built out into an event space with a special VIP room and plenty of parking in the area. Coleman says it has a very urban feel to it, not “glitzy glamor like Opera,” but more of an “urban warehouse vibe.” There are at least four lots that charge $5 each in the immediate area. “My idea for NV is not to have an opening DJ and then a main draw DJ,” said Coleman. “Instead, I want to have two big DJs. For example, I might have DJ Mike Cruz from 10:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. and then DJ Manny Lehman from 2:30 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. So it’s always going to be a draw DJ at the beginning and an after hours DJ second. They will both spin for four and a half hours.” Liquor sales will stop at 3:00 a.m. due to state laws, but the dancing will continue until 7:00 a.m.
Club Q There’s also “Club Q,” another all-nighter event series that will take place on Sundays during three long weekends: Memorial Day Sunday, July 4th Sunday, and Labor Day Sunday. The DJ for Memorial Day Sunday is DeLeon, the DJ for July 4 Sunday is Manny Lehman, and the DJ for Labor Day Sunday is Alexander from L.A. For more information about these events, keep reading David Magazine or go to www.chriscolemanenterprises.com. Go to www.outwritebooks.com for details about their book signing events.
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Crossing Musical Bounds with Freemasons
By Jesse A. Hancock
tlanta will soon get injected with a dose of live, high-energy English dance music royalty.
Russell Small and James Wiltshire are two DJs and producers from England who love making dance music. Their fans know them as Freemasons, and their videos are all over the Web. Since 2005 they’ve worked on chart toppers with such artists as Shakira, Kylie Minogue, and Beyonce.
On April 22 they will be giving a special performance at Heretic to benefit Joining Hearts, and tickets are selling fast. They first started getting attention with the muchloved Jackie Moore sampling, “Love On My Mind,” featuring Amanda Wilson, which became a dance
For us, it’s about the vocals and the songs. It doesn’t really matter where they come from . . . When we’re doing stuff with Beyonce, we don’t really take it in that it’s Beyonce. We don’t get too carried away with the artists.
anthem of 2005. They quickly established themselves as the UK’s best remixers. In 2007 they scored their most successful single with a cover of the Alanis Morissette song, “Uninvited.” In 2009 they worked with Sophie Ellis-Bextor on “Heartbreak Make Me Dancer,” which became their sixth consecutive hit and made them one of the most successful ever dance acts in the UK. In June they will be performing at Gay Days in Orlando. Interview with Russell Small
David Magazine: Have you played in Atlanta before, and what can we expect at your show at Heretic? Russell: I’ve never been to Atlanta. We’ve only been coming to America the past few years. We’re basically getting to sort of go and see a little bit and play at different places. I’m looking forward to coming to Atlanta. I’ll actually have a day off there. If someone can recommend any places to go in Atlanta on a Saturday night, I’d greatly appreciate it. David Magazine: What can we expect at your show at Heretic?
Russell: Hopefully, the crowd will be into the Freemasons’ sound. It’s generally 90 % Freemasons, unless I read the crowd a little different and they want something else. What you see is what you get. David Magazine: You’re also playing at Gay Days in Orlando this summer. That’s a much bigger crowd. What can fans expect at that show?
Russell: We don’t really look at it that way. It’s a gig, whether it’s for 50 people or 5,000 – 10,000 people. I get nervous no matter what the size the crowd is. That’s a good thing, though. It takes me 20 minutes to settle in sometimes during a show.
David Magazine: How long have you been touring, and where else are you headed?
I think there’s a little bit of gay in James and myself. Absolutely, I think so. We love divas, and we love big vocals. The gay crowds love it, which is great!
Russell: We’re touring all the time. It’s part of the job. I enjoy it. I love the travelling part a lot. It’s a constant worldwide tour. It’s always exciting to go to different places and meet different people. Most of the time we’re back home in England and do a lot of studio time in between travelling and gigs. It’s mostly me touring at the moment. We’re trying to work on production and writing for a new album. Either one of us can represent Freemasons when we travel. David Magazine: It has been about six years since your work with Phats and Small. Is that part of your career over?
Russell: That is pretty much done, but never say never. Who knows? At the moment we’re working on something new called The Pegasus Project. David Magazine: When you remix a popular song, like Beyonce’s “Green Light,” do you get input from the artist? Russell: Not really, basically the vocals get sent over and we use them. The artists may or may not say they like the remix. We usually get more through the record company or management, not so much from the artists. We don’t typically work with the artists in person. The vocalists are generally in another country. David Magazine: You remix songs from lots of genres including pop, dance, R&B and even country. How do you choose the songs?
Russell: It’s just personal taste, really. We get asked a lot and turn down a lot. We may listen to a track a thousand times over before deciding. We don’t like pigeon holing ourselves. For us, it stops everything from becoming boring and mundane. We try to incorporate different styles together in our mixes. We get influences from all types of music, which keeps our sound fresh, I think. We consider a combination of lyrics and beat. David Magazine: Are you trying to work more with American artists now?
Russell: Not really. It just sort of depends on what we like, whether it’s English or American or whatever. We’re working now with a few up and coming artists in the UK. There is a girl called ‘Yasmin.’ I’ve done a remix for her. For us, it’s about the vocals and the songs. It doesn’t really matter where they come from. It’s great to be asked. Half the time we don’t really take it in. When we’re doing stuff with Beyonce, we don’t really take it in that it’s Beyonce. We don’t get too carried away with the artists. David Magazine: What have been some of your favorite or most memorable songs?
Russell: I love all of them. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have done them. ‘Mesmerized’ (2005) with Faith Evans is probably one of my favorites. I just love it. Also, one of our earlier songs with Heather Headley
called ‘In My Mind’ (2006). I’m not sure what Heather has done since, but she has an amazing voice and is an amazing writer as well. David Magazine: How did you get into this type of work? Is this your day job?
Russell: Yes, this is my day job. I just sort of fell into it, really. I have been DJ-ing for a long, long time. I just went into the studio and have carried on ever since. It has been fantastic. I’m overwhelmed that it has lasted this long and hope we can keep it going even longer. David Magazine: Your music really appeals to gay audiences. Do you consider that when writing or choosing your songs? Russell: Oh, not at all, but I think there’s a little bit of gay in James and myself. Absolutely, I think so. We love divas, and we love big vocals. The gay crowds love it, which is great. There’s no snobbery, just people who love music. A lot of venues where we play have mixed crowds. They can be a bit snobby at times, so we end up trying to suit the crowd. When we play our gay crowds, however, we can predominantly play Freemasons’ records. David Magazine: You chose the name ‘Freemasons’ from a pub you visit in Brighton, correct? Why do you or have you gone by other names such as The Alibi and Funk Fanatics?
Russell: Yes, the pub is at the top of the road where I live. It’s hard to come up with names that are catchy and that stick. We have taken names from films and famous people and music. For a while we were called ‘Walken,’ named after Christopher Walken. •
Freemasons Live at Heretic
A Benefit for Joining Hearts
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Eagle DJ Makes Top 3 in National Radio Contest
By Jesse A. Hancock
hen you first meet DJ Pat Scott, whose real name is Pat Weikle, you may be a little surprised to learn he has entertained dance crowds as a DJ for over seventeen years. Modest, a self-described computer geek, and humble, Pat is genuine and talented, with a good mix of Southern charm. Pat has played at many clubs across the United States, as well as international venues.
“I really love how the dance genre brings people from all cultures together,” said Pat, the resident DJ at The Atlanta Eagle and a regular guest DJ at MIXX Atlanta. As a DJ/producer, Pat said he sees opportunity to learn from everyone. He truly understands the responsibility he has to entertain the crowd.
“It’s exciting to me how with a simple beat or counter melody a DJ or producer can alter the entire feeling of a track,” said Pat. “It’s best exemplified by bands like the Pet Shop Boys who, by the way, are my biggest inspiration. The best compliment I can receive is when a shirtless, sweat-soaked, soul comes to the booth to tell me at the end of the night he hasn’t danced like that in years. I want my crowd to have fun; that’s job number one.”
For the past few months, Pat has been competing nationally in a contest on Gay Internet Radio Live (G.I.R.L). Fans have been voting week after week in an American-Idol-like weekly elimination. Pat made it to the top three, although the contest ended April 4 and Stephen Massey, aka DJ Grind, was crowned the winner. David: Congratulations on making it to the top three with the Gay Internet Radio Live contest! How did the contest work? 28 davidatlanta
Pat: The purpose of the contest is to find the top up-and-coming DJ in the U.S. There were over 300 entrants this year, which were narrowed down to 24. The first round consisted of two blocks of twelve contestants, and they eliminated seven contestants in each block. The organizers kept it moving along sort of like on American Idol. The first few rounds were decided by judges only, no voting, but we were then able to get community support. The final rounds were decided strictly by fan voting. I’ve been nervous as sin, but I’m really excited and floored that I made it this far. This is the third year of the contest. David: How did you enter the contest? Were you nominated?
Pat: I don’t remember exactly who it was, but someone sent me a suggestion to enter. So I spent about two hours putting together a mix and sent it in, thinking nothing more of it would happen. I got a call two days later saying they really liked it and wanted me in the contest. David: What recognition or prize does the winner receive?
Pat: The winner gets to play one of the Bud Light pool parties at Gay Days this summer in Orlando, which can have upwards of 10,000 people. It’s huge! On top of that, the winner receives a weekly radio show on G.I.R.L. It’s a pretty big deal and great exposure. It’s awesome not only for me personally, but also for Atlanta. We had two contestants from Atlanta who made it. The other contestant from Atlanta is DJ Moose, who is an independent DJ. David: What would winning this contest have meant to you? Are you disappointed? Pat: As a DJ I’ve sort of stayed in the underground
scene for about 17 years. Again, I’m honored to have made it this far. It is a huge validation, first of all, that I might be good at what I do. It is also a huge plug for Atlanta and what we have going on here. I have a day job as a senior architect for a major software manufacturer that expands outside DJ-ing every weekend. One of the reasons I like to work with The Eagle and other established bars is we have great night life here, but I’d like to see it revitalized like it used to be. I like to DJ, and it’s good for the city. We did have the largest gay population in the U.S. for a while. There are people from at least six neighboring states who drive here monthly or more often to have a good time. They don’t have anywhere else to go. I think we need to represent that a little better. It would be nice to get the city involved, but more important is to get our community organized first. It would be a huge step up for me in my career, but at the end of the day I’d just love to raise awareness of some of the cool stuff that happens in Atlanta. David: How long have you lived in Atlanta?
Pat: I’ve lived here sixteen years. I am from West Virginia originally but also lived in Baltimore during college and for a while. David: How long have you been spinning at The Eagle? Pat: Five years
David: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Pat: I do a lot of charity work as a DJ. I’ve worked with the Atlanta Bucks and Atlanta softball leagues, typically for charities like CHRIS Kids and P.A.L.S. I’ve DJ’d a lot of their fundraiser events, like a P.A.L.S. fashion show this past Christmas. The community has supported me, and I think it’s important to give back. I also work with a few Golden Retriever rescue squads. I have three Golden Retrievers, who take up a lot of my time. David: What is the key to success as a DJ in general?
Pat: A lot of it has to go with going with what you like. At the end of the day, if you don’t like what you are playing, it will come through.
David: What is the key to success as a DJ in Atlanta?
Pat: To not be too far ahead of the crowd. I think there is a lot of great new music, and as DJs we’re always anxious to get it played, but sometimes the crowd is just not ready for it. It has to be a healthy mix of old and new music. Anyone who has heard me knows I like to go way, way back and really, really forward. It isn’t necessarily making a name for yourself. It’s a healthy partnership between the DJ and the dance floor crowd. You have to make them happy. David: There is a healthy competition of DJs around town. Do you think that is the direction clubs are going, to have the best known or hottest DJs?
I like to DJ . . . There are people from at least six neighboring states who drive here monthly or more often to have a good time. They don’t have anywhere else to go. I think we need to represent that a little better. forever. Consistency is the key. We do have a lot of DJs here, some who have been around a while and some who are starting out. That’s great. Technology itself has made it easier to be a DJ. I came up toward the end of vinyl and the start of CDs. Now if you don’t use a laptop it’s like you aren’t a real DJ, but it’s more than just pressing a button on your iPod. It’s about knowing how to program and understanding the dynamics of a crowd and understanding that everyone who steps onto the dance floor has a history. If you can appeal to the masses through your songs, that’s what makes a great DJ. David: What local DJs do you admire?
Pat: I’m a big fan of Brett Long, Vickie Powell and Mark Fry. David: What national DJs do you admire?
Pat: I am a huge fan of DJs From Mars, Superchumbo, Peter Rauhofer, and Brian Reyes. David: What’s next for you?
Pat: I’m ramping up on a few opportunities for Atlanta PRIDE that will hopefully have some corporate sponsorship. I’m also working with Mixx to start a monthly dance party every fourth Saturday. I’m also going to India for my day job. Interestingly, I may also have a DJ gig there. I’d love to get my picture DJ-ing in front of the Taj Mahal. I’m also working on some events with the Bear Run community. I have a full calendar; that’s for certain.
Where You Can See/Hear DJ Pat: •
Almost every Saturday night at The Eagle
Last Saturday each month at Mixx www.facebook.com/djpatscott
Pat: I have a different opinion on that. It’s one thing to bring in a big, heavy-hitter DJ for a night. It gets people into the club, but that won’t sustain the club
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maybe a warehouse or something more underground, not necessarily a traditional bar or club. A bare, open space might be better so we can bring in more people and get more creative. It’s definitely growing in Jose “J.L.” Rodriguez is not only a singer/songwriter/ numbers, especially thanks to our themes, like blackout musician. By day he works in a market research firm, with neon body paint everywhere. We don’t want to but he is also an event organizer and promoter who has damage anything. brought something fresh to the Atlanta party scene, something that is getting people’s attention. David Magazine: What inspired you to bring Bedlam to Atlanta? For the past year people have been putting their heads together to create outrageous, sexy, over-the-top J.L.: I’m originally from Fort Lauderdale, but I lived costumes to wear to Bedlam, a monthly themed party in New York a while and moved here to Atlanta about like no other that J.L. and his team put together. Bedlam a year ago. While I lived in New York, I went to a appeals to a diverse cross-culture: gay, straight, black, couple of underground parties that were like the club white, older, younger, male, female. One thing is for kid scene. Everyone there was up to date with fashion sure – if you want to have a crazy good time, see and and anti-fashion, and people were having a crazy-good be seen, your chances are good if you go to Bedlam. time in these crazy costumes. So I tried to bring it here to Atlanta. I got together with some friends and started Rodriguez was born and raised in South Florida. He planning. lived in Atlanta for a short time in 2005 before moving to New York, but recently moved back to Atlanta. David Magazine: Well there certainly is a lot of buzz around town about Bedlam. That’s good, right? “I initially moved to Atlanta because of the music scene,” said Rodriguez. “I play with Barry Brandon J.L.: Yea, I think the whole invite-only thing initially and Stiletto Effect. Barry and I have been friends a got people talking. People were like, what’s going on while, and he moved here a few months before I did. around here? Where did this come from? They wanted I came down here to work on some music projects and to know how to get on ‘the list’ and where it was going kind of bought into the idea of promoting and throwing to be. events.” David Magazine: Would you describe Bedlam as Rodriguez has a team of friends who organize Bedlam. just a crazy party? There’s Barry Brandon, Barry’s brother Bobby, J.L.: Basically, but we try to add an element of art to Knyckolas Davis, Laura Gorgeous, Polly Pocket, spice it up. There are a lot of drag shows and typical Barry’s cousin Kevin Dreads, and Tim Tapp. performances around town, which is great, but we try “As far as the growth of Bedlam, our venues have been to do something different. We had a party once called an evolution, along with the crowd that attends,” said ‘Who,’ where we showcased different musicians. We Tim Tapp, who helps organize the events and works also organize an event called ‘Etcetera’ on Thursday with publicity. “We are trying to make Bedlam an nights at Gilberts, in between Blake’s and Outwrite. inclusive party where everyone is free to come and It’s an artist showcase with different DJs and artists let loose. It started at a small gay bar in East Atlanta each week. We also bring in performers sometimes at Village, then moved to a larger bar with a predominately Bedlam. We’ve had Le Sexoflex and Eryn Woods, to lesbian customer base. Next month we are having our name a few. first pool party, ‘H2HO,’ at the W Midtown, which has David Magazine: How do you advertise? an entirely different crowd.” J.L.: Right now we are advertising in print, on David Magazine: First Bedlam was held at Eye Facebook, and of course by word of mouth. We are Lounge in East Atlanta, then My Sister’s Room. looking to do some radio ads maybe, and we’re trying Why the change? to get some sponsorships through that. J.L.: It was originally supposed to be a party that sort David Magazine: You’ve been getting some of traveled around, but we’ve stuck with My Sister’s endorsements and sponsorships for Bedlam. That Room so long because they have pretty much let us must be exciting! do whatever we wanted. We’re looking to move into 34 davidatlanta
J.L.: We have been, and yes, it’s very exciting. We leave that part of the business up to Barry. We had a team meeting a while back to invite others to join us, and we brought in some connections to help us network. I met a representative from Whynatte one night, and we told her about Bedlam. I turned it over to Barry. That started our first sponsorship. We’ve had Whippet shots, which are delicious. I’m excited about our sponsorships. David Magazine: How has Bedlam changed in the past year?
J.L.: It has grown. Originally it was supposed to be an invite-only anything-goes type of fetish party. That’s how it was in New York. They’d pick a spot and it was advertised by word of mouth, or you’d have to know someone to get in. It just got too big too quickly for that. We advertised the first one with a theme, and from then on everyone stuck with a new theme for each party. They ask, ‘What do I wear for this one?’ or ‘What do I do now?’ Bedlam seemed to just go that route with a theme each time. We just went with it. David Magazine: What kind of crowd do you try to attract to come to Bedlam?
J.L.: Everyone. I go to some bars around town and sometimes feel a little out of place. There are a lot of pretentious people out there, depending on where you go. Everyone has their own cliques. The really cool thing about the party we throw is it’s all-inclusive. That’s another reason why we like to change venues sometimes. We don’t want to be stuck to just a straight bar, or a lesbian bar, or an all-guy gay bar. We want everyone to feel like they are welcomed. We don’t want just the gay boys or just the lesbians to come out. We have a really good variety of people who come to these parties. I think that’s what makes it special. Obviously, we have to stick to the 21-and-up law, but generally all ages are welcome. Just like in New York. I saw someone as old as my grandmother one time standing on a box in a bra and underwear, up there shakin’ her thing, haha. We want to see that! We want everyone to be there. David Magazine: Who comes up with the themes? What have been some memorable past themes?
I saw someone as old as my grandmother one time standing on a box in a bra and underwear, up there shakin’ her thing. We want to see that. We want everyone to be there. party to get? Will you let it keep growing and growing?
J.L.: Right now we’re happy with the growth. As long as we’re able to maintain it, we’ll keep it growing. We don’t want it to get out of control. I guess the bigger the better. We want everyone to come have a good time. BEDLAM presents: Mad Mad Masquerade
At My Sister’s Room, 1271 Glenwood Ave SE Friday, April 22 at 10:00pm - April 23 at 4:00am
Next month: BEDLAM presents “H2HO,”a pool party at W Midtown.
Be friends with Bedlam Presents on Facebook and follow Bedlam on Twitter at @BedlamPresents for the latest updates.
Mad Mad Masquerade is inspired by the combination of a classic masquerade combined with an insane asylum.
DJ Rene Dellefont Bobby Brandon behind the bar J.L.: We have a team of people and try to meet once a JL at the door week to just bounce ideas off about upcoming themes Laura Gorgeous struts and how we can go about executing what we want to Polly Pocket Pocket Poses do. We try to be a little bit edgy, and we want to keep it getting bigger and better. Now that the party is growing **SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE** we have a little bit of a budget, so we can do more. For the one in December, we had one called ‘Wreck the Halls,’ and we had indoor snowballing and a whole Santa scene onstage with Mrs. Claus up there by the fireplace taking photos with everyone in their slutty Christmas attire. That was a blast! Everyone also really loved ‘Whacked-Out Blackout.’ We will be bringing back some past themes that people loved. People also loved ‘Ani-Mayhem’ and foam parties, ‘Glitter and Fur’ and a 1920s pin-up we called ‘Anchors Away’ in to celebrate the birthday of our friend, Polly Pocket. We did a photo shoot with her and used it on the flyer. We let her pick the theme since it was her birthday and she had been part of the theme since the beginning. It was a lot of fun. David Magazine: How large would you like this
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Boot Scootin’ Boogie
8:00 p.m. Three-Legged Cowboy offers free line dance lessons. Come out to 931 Monroe Drive and learn to line dance. Beginners are welcome. The instructors are always willing and able to help you out in any way that they can.
Everybody line up . . . the show is about to start! 11:30 p.m. Party with the Fashionistas at Burkhart’s, 1492-F Piedmont Rd. Princess Charles hosts this night featuring his cast of Fashionistas. Get ready to enjoy the show, Princess Charles’ style.
April 15 (Fri) Sacred HeARTS Benefit 7:00 p.m. Benefit for the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Promotion of Local Artists, following Dragnique at Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd NE. Fine art, body sculpture, performance art, silent auction, and raffle. For more information go to www. jungleclubatlanta.com.
Toad The Wet Sprocket LIVE
7:30 p.m. 80s band Toad The Wet Sprocket performs hits such as “All I Want” and ‘Walk On the Ocean” at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE. Opening act is Carbon Leaf. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at www.variety-playhouse.com.
The Dogwood Festival is back! The Dogwoods will be in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 75th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. Festival Friday 12:00 Saturday 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hours: p.m. p.m.
Drag Show at Burkhart’s 11:30 p.m. Come have fun at one of Atlanta’s most popular drag show locations every Friday and Saturday nights at 1492 Piedmont Rd. This is a one-of-a-kind show with Alicia Kelly, Angelica De Paige, Ashley Kruiz, Regina Ryan, Savannah Leigh and more. Always a great time! Be sure to pick up a free raffle ticket at the front door for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
April 16 (Sat) Miami Beach Gay PRIDE Miami Beach Gay Pride brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community. Established by Miami Beach Mayor, Matti Bower, as an initiative of the Miami Beach Gay Business Development Council, Miami Beach Gay Pride is a not-for-profit organization that produces free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, and that include the Parade, Festival, Expo, and adjunct, officially sanctioned Miami Beach Gay Pride events. For more information go to www.miamibeachgaypride. com.
This My Shhhh . . . 8:00 p.m. After a crosscountry concert tour, Atlanta welcomes back Eryn Woods, Stiletto Effect and My Dear Disco at The Highland Ballroom, 644 North Highland Avenue. Cost: $7.00
Dogwood Festival April 15 – 17, Piedmont Park
April 17 (Sun) Church Services Attend one of Atlanta’s many gay or gay friendly churches. Some of these churches include: St. 36 davidatlanta
Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, St. Mark United Methodist Church, and First MCC of Atlanta. Check websites for times, locations, and more information.
head over to Einstein’s on Juniper to watch with Atlanta contestant #2 Mariah Balenciaga. Either way, you are bound to have a fun time. This is a weekly event during this season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo.
Papi’s Brunch Buffet at Las April 19 (Tues) Margaritas 11:00 a.m. Gay brunch at Las Margaritas. Join Papi’s Atlanta Philharmonic Brunch at 1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE with music powered by DJ Karlitos. Eggs and omelets cooked to Rehearsal order any style and an all-you-can-eat buffet, $10.95. Drink up with specials on champagne mamacitas, margarita twisters, and Bloody Marias. Ends at 4:00 p.m.
Armorettes at Burkhart’s 7:00 p.m. Join Atlanta’s camp drag queens as they return to Burkhart’s for a fun weekly show full of laughs and mayhem. The Armorettes have been premiere fundraisers for HIV/AIDS in the gay and lesbian community for years while providing the absolute best in camp drag entertainment. For more information, go to www.armorettes.com.
April 18 (Mon) Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Returns 7:00 p.m. Atlanta fans welcome back Lady Gaga for her second appearance during her hugely successful Monster Ball Tour. This time she is performing at the Gwinnett Arena. Limited tickets available at www. ticketmaster.com.
8:00 p.m. Join Bubba Dee Licious and a cast of female impersonators over dinner as the former Dragamaki has moved from its old home at Nickiemoto’s to Las Margaritas, 1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd., and is now called “Dragamundo.” Each Monday night, Bubba welcomes a new house, a new cast and a new concept, including special guests each week and, of course, more cha-cha-cha. Enjoy $2 Tacos.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing 9:00 p.m. Come watch one of the final few episodes of this season’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with Atlanta contestant #1 Phoenix at Blake’s On the Park. Or
7:30 p.m. The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, an LGBT friendly community orchestra, is always seeking new players to fill out sections, and you are invited. They are looking for string—especially violin and double bass—trombone players, as well as percussionists. No audition is required. However, they do play some challenging pieces, and therefore a minimum of high school experience is preferred. For more information, go to www.atlantaphilarmonic.org.
Fishbowls and Glee 8:00 p.m. Come watch Kurt, Sue Sylvester, Rachel, Finn, Mr. Shuster and the gang on 21 screens at Amsterdam, 502-A Amsterdam Ave., near Piedmont Park. Friendly, neighborhood atmosphere with great drink specials including Amsterdam fish bowls. Draft specials all day long. Stick around after the show for music videos with VJ Vaughn.
April 20 (Wed) Get Sleazy! 8:00 p.m. Ke$ha presents The Get Sleazy Tour at Tabernacle, 152 Luckie Street NW. Ke$sha will perform popular hits such as “Your Love Is My Drug,” “Tik Tok” and “Blow.”
Birdcage Bingo with Ruby Redd 8:00 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, 931 Monroe Ave. Bingo fun with a Mellow twist hosted by Ruby Redd. Bingo is free to play and dollars raised support CHRIS Kids charity. Fun categories and prizes. Get there early for a good seat. davidatlanta 37
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SAGITTARIUS You’re just as feisty as can be and may get in little fights with people just for the fun of it. They may not get the joke, though, so be sure to take it easy if things start to get intense.
TAURUS Your newest idea is so hot that you may have to explain it to your people a few times before they really get it. Most likely it will be easier to show them rather than explain.
CAPRICORN Your landlord or someone else you need to pay every now and then is getting antsy about something — maybe not money — and you have to deal with it. Fortunately, it should be an easy fix.
GEMINI You feel totally enthused by the latest plan or person to enter your life, and while you may not take things as seriously as everyone would like, deep down you know you’re on the right track.
AQUARIUS That one cutie may be great, but you need to check out the rest before you can be happy chatting them up. Walk around like a breeze and see who’s who — then you can make up your mind.
CANCER It’s a great time to walk away from a bad situation. If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by good energy, just smile and send some positive vibes to those who need it.
PISCES You need to start something new as soon as you can. It could be a trip, a relationship, a job or practically anything else, as long as you don’t feel stagnant. Things will start to pick up as soon as you do.
Leo It’s a great time for a date or a job interview — or any situation in which you need to impress someone. You can really get the vibe down best if it’s one-on-one, so try to make it a private meeting. VIRGO You have the itch to get back into cycling or yoga or some other routine that gives you more energy than you put into it. Join a gym or a studio — or if you already belong, renew your efforts to go regularly. LIBRA You’re feeling brainy and happy with the world — and school or some other kind of learning suits your needs. Get the facts from the source if at all possible. Anything else is open to misinterpretation. SCORPIO You’re just as feisty as can be and may get in little fights with people just for the fun of it. They may not get the joke, though, so be sure to take it easy if things start to get intense. 52 davidatlanta
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Bartab Nightlife Guide 1. Amsterdam 502 Amsterdam Ave. 404-892-2227 myspace.com/amsterdamatlanta
M-Dragamundo (formerly Dragamaki) with Bubba D. Licious and guests T-Crazy Bitch Bingo 7:30pm M-Free Pool W-Karaoke 8pm 2. Bellissima T-Smirnoff Martini Night TH-Crazy Bitch Bingo 7:30PM 560-B Amsterdam Ave. TH-Karaoke with Brett & Tyler 10pm SU-All You Can Eat Brunch 11AM404-917-0220 F-Bartenders Serve it up! 3PM myspace.com/bellissima_lounge S-Karaoke with Brett & Tyler 10pm SU-Bloody Mary & Mimosa Wallet 20. Mary’s 3. Blake’s on the Park Pleasers 1287 Glenwood Ave. 227 10th St. 404-624-4411 404-892-5786 12. Friends On Ponce www.marysatlanta.com myspace.com/blakesonthepark 736 Ponce De Leon Ave. 404-817-3820 M-Open 5pm - DJ Va Jay Jay Spins M-Drag On The Edge Show 11pm www.friendsonponce-atl.com T-CJ Hosting Mary-Oke @ 10pm DJ T-1/2 Price Appetizers Yes Sir Spins Rock 9pm 11am-8pm-Blake’s Wild Card M-Afternoons with Jasen 2pm W-Themed Parties Reto DJ’s Show-11pm T-Let’s Make A Deal 3D Thursdays TH-Open 5pm - Boys Room Party W-FEATHERS & FLESH W-Disco & Dazzle with Diva Jasen F-Themed Party - Love DJ BURLESQUE REVUE 11pm TH-HOT NIGHTS With Jasen and S-Dance Party Hot Mess 9PM TH-Texas Hold’Em Poker 7pmDonnie Differnt DJ Every Week The Shawnna Factor Show 11pm F-Happy Time w/ Daniel &Terry F-Kitty LeClaw’s Meow Mix S-Open @ Noon with Bob Brewer 21. Mixx Show 11pm 1492 Piedmont Rd. S-Jealouse’s Daring Divas Show 13. Gilbert’s 404-228-4372 11pm 219 10th St. SU-Sunday Brunch 12-3-DJ’s 404-872-8012 22. Model-T Bill Berdeaux & Daryl Cox Spin www.gilbertscafe.com 699 Ponce De Leon Ave. All Night 404-872-2209 14. Heretic www.modeltatlanta.com 4. BJ Roosters 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 2345 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 404-325-3061 Facebook: Modelt Atlanta 404-634-5895 www.hereticatlanta.com Twitter: ModelTAtlanta www.bjroostersatl.com Myspace: modeltatlanta M-INDUSTRY NIGHT with Brian. Youtube: TheModelTAtlanta 5. Bulldogs Dance floor open @10pm - No Blogspot: modeltatlanta.blogspot. 893 Peachtree St. Cover. com 404-872-3025 T-TIME WARP - 70’s, 80’s & 90’s music with Paul. Dance floor open M- B-I-N-G-O Nights with Curtis! 6. Burkhart’s @10pm - No Cover. Play & Win! Elvis Host. 1492-F Piedmont Rd. W-H.U.M.P. Dress Code Party w/ Try a Pink Cadillac. 404-872-4403 DJ LYDIA PRIM. 75¢ Keystone Light T-Nut Flush Poker Night. Gary & www.burkharts.com Draft. 10pm - No Cover. Elvis serve up their TH-¡¡¡AZUCA’!!! Latin Night Hot best. Have Gary’s Kamikaze. M-Karaoke Idol 11:30PM Tribal Beats with DJ KARLITOS W-Karaoke, So you think you can T-Karaoke 11:30PM F-PRIMAL URGES with DJ LYDIA SING with Pat & Tina W-Karaoke Idol 11:30PM PRIM 10pm No Cover til 11pm from Virtually Famous TH-“The Fashionistas” hosted by $5 after. TH-Ron, Gary & Michael swerve up Princess Charles! 11:30PM S-HOT GUEST DJ WEEKLY - No their Best! Ask Michael for a F-“Total Request” with Angelica Cover til 11pm!! Michael Juice. D’Paige! 11:30PM SU-Closed Sundays! F-Nut Flush Poker Night. Show us S-“P.O.P.!” hosted by Princess your Poker Face. Michael Charles! 11:30PM 15.HOBNOB is serving it up. SU-7 PM “The Armorette’s”! 9:30 1551 Piedmont Ave. S-Free Tacos Day. Come out and PM “The Dreams” with Shavonna 404-968-2288 eat. 3 pm until it’s gone. B. Brooks! S-Game Day. Come enjoy a great 16. Joe’s on Juniper game & Sunday Dinner with Ron! 3 7. Chaparral 1049 Juniper St. pm 2715 Buford Hwy. 404-875-6634 www.chaparralalternative.com www.joesatlanta.com 23. My Sisters Room F-Got Leche? 10pm - Hot Latino 1271 Glenwood Ave. SE Dancers 17. Jungle 678-705-4585 2115 Faulkner Rd. 9. Club Opera 404-844-8800 24. New Order 1150-B Crescent Ave. jungleclubatlanta.com 1544 Piedmont Rd. 404-872-1150 404-874-8247 www.operaatlanta.com M-Stars of the Century Show 11pm F-Dragnique Talent Search 25. Opus 1 10. Eagle Competition. Doors Open 9:30pm. 1086 Alco St. 306 Ponce De Leon Ave. Dance Party Follows 404-634-6478 404-873-2453 S-Special Guest DJs Dance Party www.atlantaeagle.com 26. Oscar’s 18. LeBuzz 1510-C Piedmont Ave N.E. M-Comedy TV-Free Pool with 585 Franklin Rd. (Marietta) www.oscarsatlanta.com Tony 770-424-1337 T-Rock Music-Free Pool with www.thenewlebuzz.com T-Show Tunes & Glee 8pm Tony W-80s Music with Travis-Tim’s 19. Las Margaritas 27. Swinging Richards Black Jack 1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 1400 Northside Dr. TH-Karaoke with Mikey-Tim’s Black 404-873-4464 404-352-0532 Jack www.lasmargaritasatl.com www.swingingrichards.com F-Club Nights-DJ Dance Party S-Club Nights-DJ Dance Party
11. Felix’s 1510-G Piedmont Rd. 404-249-7899
T-$5 Cover After Midnight W-2-4-1 VIP Room TH-2-4-1 Door & 2-4-1 VIP Room F-Open 6:30pm - $10 - Hot Naked Men and Big Cocktails S-Open 6:30pm - $10 28. 3 Legged Cowboy 931 Monroe Dr. 404-876-0001 www.3leggedcowboy.net T-Family Poker 7:30pm W-Intermediate 2 Step @ 8-9 TH-Dance Lessons @ 8-9 - Ladies Night F-Sugar Baby’s Trailer Park Revue10pm S-Dance Lessons @ 8-9 29. Tripps 1931 Piedmont Cir. 404-724-0067 W-Taco Buffet 5pm TH-Karaoke with Darlene 9pm F-Laser Show Dance Party with DJ Steve Lynch S-Cookout 2pm SU-Complimentary Buffet 3pmKaraoke 7pm
PRIVATE SOCIAL CLUBS 40. Eros 2219 Faulkner Rd. 404-287-4482
THE QUEST 416 24th Street South-205-251-4313 www.the-quest-club.com OUR PLACE 2115 8th Avenue S. 205-715-0077
41. Manifest 2103 Faulkner Rd. 404-549-2815 Atlanta Tourist Spots A. Atlanta Botanical Gardens B. Atlanta History Center C. Atlantic Station D. Centennial Olympic Park E. CNN - Atlanta F. Fox Theater G. Georgia Aquarium H. Georgia State Capitol I. High Museum of Art J. Margaret Mitchell House K. The Atlanta Opera and The Atlanta Ballet L. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra M. Virginia-Highlands N. World of Coca-Cola O. Zoo Atlanta
out of town directory G E O R G I AUGUSTA CLUB ARGOS 1923 WaltonWay-706-481MIDTOWN W 8829www.clubargos.net TH-Chris Coleman Presents “Indulge” 9pm-Midnight THE FILLING STATION @ The Parliament Resort 30. Woofs 1258 Gordon 2425 Piedmont Rd. Highway-706-828-7400 404-869-9422 www.gayaugusta.com/ www.woofsatlanta.com thefillingstation 31. 91 91 Broad Street SW 404.581.0577 www.91below.com GYMS/SPAS/BATHS 32. FLEX 76 - 4th St. NW 404-815-0456 33. Gravity Fitness 2201 Faulkner Rd. NW 404-486-0506 34. Workout Anytime 2140 Peachtree Rd. 404-351-3264 RETAIL/BOOKS/DVDS 36. Brushstrokes/Capulets 1510 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-6567 37. Boy Next Door 1447 Piedmont Rd. 404.873.2264 www.boynextdoor.biz 38. Outwrite Bookstore & Cafe 991 Piedmont Ave. 404-607-0082 39. Poster Hut 2175 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 404-636-7491 10. Rawhide Leather under The Atlanta Eagle 306 Ponce de Leon Ave NE 404-881-0031
JOE’S ON SEVENTH 2627 7th Avenue South- 205-3212812 www.joesonseventh.com DOTHAN CLUB IMAGINATION 4129 Ross Clark Circle 334-792-6555 MONTGOMERY CLUB 322 322 N. Lawrence Street - 334-2634322
MACON KAOS 2780 Riverside Drive – 478-6210662 www.kaosmacon.com SYNERGY 425 Cherry Street – 478-755-9383 SAVANNAH BLAINE’S 13 East Perry Street-912-233-6765 www.blainesbar.com CHUCK’S BAR 305 West River Street-912-232-1005 CLUB ONE 1 Jefferson Street-912-232-0200 www.clubone-online.com UNADILLA The Lumberyard @ Lumberjacks Resort 50 Highway 230-1-877-888-1688 www.lumberjackscampground.com T E N N E S S E E CHATTANOOGA IMAGES 6005 Lee Highway-423-855-8210 www.mirage-complex.com CHUCK’S 27 W. Main Street- 423-265-5405 ALLAN GOLD’S 1100 McCallie Avenue-423-629-8080 A L A B BIRMINGHAM
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La Nota Rosa
By Luis Chiruco
LA SESION FOTOGRAFICA T
odo empezó una noche en la que un grupo de amigos salimos de fiesta por las calles de Atlanta.
Nos habíamos juntado unos cinco, pero el grupo se fue disgregando más temprano que otros días. Al final solo nos quedamos Cesar y yo, los dos solos, disfrutando de un mojito, y charlando como buenos amigos. Cesar es una chico atractivo, de unos 21 años, pelirrojo y con una boca en la que cualquier hombre le gustaría perderse. Yo soy José, un chico moreno, alto, de 24 años y de cuerpo normal. Tengo una mente muy morbosa y a veces pienso que en momentos de excitación sería capaz de hacer cualquier cosa… Cesar y yo seguíamos hablando de aficiones que tenemos en común, y le contaba que hacía unos días me había comprado una preciosa Nikon D90 con un objetivo 60 mm f2,8. Yo la explicaba que es un objetivo muy polivalente, y que es perfecto para una sesión de fotos. El puso cara de vicio y me conto que le encantaría hacer un reportaje de fotos, pero no uno normal, sino uno reportaje erótico. Yo no pude evitar excitarme mientras me lo contaba y le respondí que en cuanto el quisiera nos poníamos a ello. Pero en ese momento sonó su móvil, era tarde, pero se ve que un amigo suyo se acordó de el. Escuche su nombre, Mario, no le conocía de nada. Estaba por la misma zona de copas que nosotros y le invito a pasarse por donde estábamos nosotros. Llego Mario, un chico delgado, más o menos igual de alto que yo rubio y de nuestra misma edad. Nos presento y nos pedimos otra ronda de mojitos los tres. Después de un rato hablando, Cesar le conto que me gustaba la fotografía y que habíamos quedado en hacer una sesión de fotografía algo sugerente. El dijo que le parecía una idea muy buena y que quería ver el resultado de las fotos en cuanto estuviera. Cesar se quedo pensando un momento y le dijo que porque no se animaba y los dos hacían de modelo, el dijo: “no hay nada mejor que un reportaje de un dos
chicos, va a quedar súper bien”. A él le falto tiempo para decir que si, y a mí no me hacia ni pizca de gracia que él se uniera a nosotros. Yo quería algo mas intimo con el y mucho menos que estuviera otro hombre ligero de ropa. Para rematar la jugada dijo que estaba solo en casa, y si nos parecía bien ir ahora mismo a empezar con el reportaje. Yo intente poner alguna que otra escusa, pero el estaba demasiado excitada con la idea. Asique cogimos un taxi, fui a casa, agarre todos las cosas fotográficas nos fuimos a su casa. Estábamos los tres con el puntillo de los mojitos y no fue nada difícil romper el hielo, el se quito la camisa y el pantalon y se quedo en unos pequenos boxers que no dejaban nada a la imaginacion. Mario se quedo en calzoncillos, la verdad es que no pude evitar mirar su paquete, parecía que tenía una buena cosa. En momentos de excitación alguna vez he fantaseado con ver y tocar la cosa de otro chico, pero sin pasar de ahí, puro morbo y una fantasía que siempre ha sido eso, fantasía. Yo les iba indicando las posturas que tenían que poner, donde tenían que tener las manos y donde debían mirar. Cesar tenía una cara de vicioso y de puta que no podía con ella y el cada vez estaba más cachondo, lo mismo que yo. De vez en cuando miraba el paquete Mario, y la verdad es que se notaba que la tenia grande pero la cosa no pasaba de una pequeña erección, hasta el instante que en una de las escenas, yo quería que Cesar tocara a Mario de una forma lasciva, que demostrara a la cámara lo puta que podía llegar a ser, pero el no atinaba a darme la pose que me convencía. Me acerque a ellos y la dige: “Cesar, tienes que poner la mano así!” Entonces agarre el paquete de Mario y pude notar como en ese momento su cosa se ponía muy dura, casi tanto como lo estaba ya la mía. Cesar al ver esa imagen soltó un gemido y dijo: “ummm esto cada vez se parece más a mis sueños más húmedos”
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David Magazine | Atlanta Issue 639