Last night, the theme for the weekly Thursday night gay dance party I throw with Alan Picus and BoiParty.com 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 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:
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.