Wednesday, August 29, 2012
PARTY + PLAY: The 6 FREE Things Justin Luke Can Get You
Wednesdays at Justin + 6 are Party + Play with the co-director of NYC's number one gay nightlife company, BoiParty and published author of the gay novel Gulliver Takes Manhattan, Justin Luke Zirilli.
I'm a gay nightlife promoter.
I know, shocker, right?
While a lot of people know what this means, it occurs to me that others have NO idea how good of a thing this is for them. In this post I'm going to break down the many ways that my being a nightlife promoter helps YOU.
1. FREE ENTRY
At my weekly Thursday night event (which is the East Coast's largest Thursday night gay dance party) my name gets you and ALL of your guy friends in for free ALL NIGHT. Seriously. Walk up to that sexy muscle daddy bouncer (his name is Aaron) and just say "Justin Luke" to him. Have your guy friends say the same thing. Each of you will get a little ticket that'll get you in to the club for free.
At my weekly Saturday party at XL, I have a guest list. Is a major DJ you love in town? Drop me a text or give me a call. If we're actually friends, and I like you, I'll be happy to put you on the guest list, and reduce the cost of some of your friends.
2. FREE DRINKS
Promoters get something very magical. They're called drink tickets. At XL I get PREMIUM drink tickets. Which means whatever you order, be it Grey Goose or Ciroc or Cuervo, you hand over that lil ticket and your drink is FREE.
Do you want one? Ask me! I always have a few to share. All I ask is you don't try to take advantage and drink for free all night, and that you tip your bartender.
3. VIP AND CELEBRITY
Can you bring me 15 or more of your sexy gay guy friends to one of my events? You should let me know this. I'll get your name on our party flyer. I'll set you up with a table in the VIP section for you and your friends. Hell, I'll even throw in some free bottle service. Message me if you're interested. I'm always looking to grab up more hosts!
4. HOT FRIENDS AND HOOK-UPS
I am BIG into networking. If you hang with me at my events (or other events on my off nights) I will happily introduce you to anyone and everyone that I know. These people will be potential friends, boyfriends, one-night stands, bosses, whatever.
5. I CAN GET YOU WORK
I can hire go-go boys. I can recommend DJs. I can bring in performers. Are you good at doing something? I can probably hire you! And, in the event that I CANNOT hire you, if I truly think you're talented, I am more than happy to hook you up with one of my other promoter friends. Nightlife is big and wide, boys. There's work for everyone as long as you're awesome.
6. INTROS TO OTHER PROMOTERS
I spend my off nights at OTHER events. Like Michael Cohen and Matt Gagnon's Summer Camp at Sky Room. Or Musical Mondays at Splash. Or a number of events at Vlada and Industry. If you go out with me, I'll happily introduce you to THAT party's promoters. It's always a good thing to get friendly with promoters. They make the magic happen.
I'm sure there are more benefits to me than this. Want to find them out? Come and introduce (or re-introduce) yourself to me some time soon!