Imagine me in my underwear and a black, skintight Splash Bar NY t-shirt. Running around a two floor club, my FLIP HD Mino camera in my hand. I'm sprinting from the DJ booth to the basement underwear party. Digging my way through the throngs of dancing boys, working with the lighting guy, asking him to throw me a few strong reds and greens.
Then I'm on the back bar, two gogo boys shimmying on either side of me. Some guy comes up to me asking if I'M a gogo boy. I tell him that he's blocking my shot and try to pan around him. He holds up a dollar, I shrug, drop to my knees, and let him stick the dollar in the band of my Gap blue and orange boxer briefs.
Up in the DJ Booth, twink party God Alan Picus is shooting digital photos of two shirtless gogos, one holding a graduation cap. One of those pictures would then find its way to the promo I'm using this week.
Then came the "biggest stick" competition - with Campus Thursday's 40 gogo boys dropping everything they were wearing (behind a blanket, for the most part). Familiar faces some of them, including Rowan - formerly of my party Dirty Pop, now shaking his stuff at The Big Banana, a party I already shot a video flyer for. Also Dylan - our lead gogo at Dirty Pop.
A swirl of lights and sound. Sweating profusely as my package is grabbed and I run to catch on film two of the gogo boys making out and grabbing at each other.
And then 3 hours of editing - my closest yet to a video strip tease. The gogo boys showed a lot, and I made it my job just to give a peek. Just when you think you're about to see a whole gogo butt, cut away to another shot. Panning and shifting angular shots of boys in their 2xist briefs.
The outcome, my newest video flyer, is surely my best work to date. I certainly feel (and others reiterate) that I am getting better with each one. The choice of Kelly Clarkson's single "I Do Not Hook Up" seems inspired - it's cute and ironic, not to mention that the gogos all look like they're dancing TO the song (and in the begining, one of them looks like they're lip-synching to it.
Now that you've seen the behind the scenes, check out the final product. Be sure to press HQ so you can see and hear it in full high definition. Hope you like it.
And if you're in NYC, come by this Thursday and say you're on Justin's List - you'll get in free if you're over 21, or you'll get in for $10 if you're under 21.
Hope to see you there. I'll be the guy running around with the video camera.