Friday, December 10, 2010

Drag Queens and Drummer Boys

Last night, the theme for the weekly Thursday night gay dance party I throw with Alan Picus and was CAMPUS ROCKS. And rock it did.

The night began with a surprise performance by the delectable Miss Jackie Coxx, a good friend of mine (before she became a well-known she) performing the PRIDE MEGAMIX - a "smush-up" I made consisting of Ke$ha's "We R Who We R," P!nk's "Raise Ur Glass," and Katy Perry's "Firework". And "work" is the perfect word to use when talking about this performance.

See if for yourself right here:

Jackie Coxx Performs "Pride MegaMix" LIVE at Splash! from Justin Luke on Vimeo.

Jackie and her two back up dancer boys, Ryan Braun and Garret McCann, tore the stage up and brought the packed crowd to a fevered pitch. And they were just the warm-up act.

Because the curtains closed for ten minutes and then re-opened to reveal our resident live club musicians, drummer Alpha Beta and guitarist Willo-Will. This is something I've never seen before at a club - live musicians backing up the DJ's music. It is an experience that cannot be described. These guys didn't miss a damn beat, and they had the crowd hot and dancing until past 4 in the morning.

I caught about 5 minutes of LIVE, UNEDITED club footage to show you Alpha Beta and Willo-Will at work. They're throwing the beats and chords down to "Party in the USA" being spun by our resident upstairs DJ, John Marto. I apologize for the at times shaky camera. I was drunk for one, running around for two, and at the end, our dance captain Brandon Propst (who you may have seen two weeks ago on the A-List on Logo) kicked my camera out of my hand.

See it here:

Campus ROCKS Live II: Live Party Footage! from Justin Luke on Vimeo.

Party people I want to shout out, as well, because they make any party better:

Austin Helms, my best bud and podcast co-host, who also helped discover Jackie Coxx in his So You Think You Can Drag reality competition.

And up-and-cumming go-go boy, Matty Haxx.

Also thanks to our bartenders, go-go boys, DJ Steve Sidewalk on the lower level, Chaka Khanvict for those ridiculous $2 shots, and Patrick Michael for filming Jackie and capturing all those tasty emails and phone numbers on the BoiParty official iPad.

Justin Luke

1 comment:

  1. I thought the shaky camera added flavor :)