The club, formally SPA (known for it’s trans variant and celebrity clientele), has been redesigned. The front room with couches throughout looks more like a living room with a bar, but that doesn’t stop the crowd from filling the dance floor. I was there to see Kevin Aviance (GTM V5 N5), who was finishing up an 18-city promo tour. I showed up early, after all, if Village Voice columnist Mike Musto could be turned away at the reopening of the Crow Bar, then certainly I could …nah. I strolled the club’s front and back room and met some of the partygoers, and as the PICS show, they were all in good cheer.
Pricilla told me, “I love the vibe here, if I want to meet a guy I could go anywhere, here I can have fun and not be hassled”.
Oh, beware the heterosexual cross dresser m’ lady, a wolf in ladies underwear.
There was a local designer (Antoine) who presented a short fashion show. The crowd dug it. I met up with he and his crew in the V.I.P lounge, and the promoter was there as well, and they were fun and approachable.
Zelma Davis (C + C Music Factory) made a surprise appearance and gave the crowd a holiday song, and then Kevin Aviance took the stage and encouraged all the creative talent in the community to express themselves, “that’s what it’s all about,” she said. And then she expressed herself by filling the stage with her own high octane energy, singing Fire,” from the new album “Entity.”
Afterwards, while I spoke with Kevin in the dressing room Sheryl, a NYC choreographer, tried modeling, (see the photo gallery -- cute isn’t she?) Kevin was pre-occupied changing into something a little more comfortable to meet and greet the fans. I went back out front and ran into Amanda Lepore and Brandon Olsen. They were on hand doing what they do best, looking fabulous.
Boy George showed up as the guest DJ and started spinning, and the beat goes on.
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