A Real Monster Mash
Halloween is for amateurs.
If ya wanna party with the real freaks this week, don't wait for Saturday or even Tuesday…. go down to the Henry Fonda theatre tonight (Wed., Oct. 25) for Party Monster- Vol. 3, the dress-up/get down bash from local club fiends Juicy Jay and Jason Jay (who used to do one of our fave raves back in the day called Magic Wednesdays).
Remember the whole club kid craze? Daytime talk shows like Ricki Lake and Sally Jessy milked and bilked the phenom as typified by the flamboyant fashion and nightlife atmospheres coming outta NYC in the late 90s, and America couldn't get enough. Often, the parties and the people were as creepy as they were creative and nothing captured this drug-fueled wantoness better than James St. James' book about his murderous cohort Michael Alig called Disco Bloodbath, though the film it was based on, Party Monster, tried. (Sorry but Seth Green is no James St. James, and no layers of makeup or limp hand gestures could change that).
Being somewhat of a nightlife aficionado in LA, I was always so fascinated by the whimsical, decadent world Alig and co. created in the Big Apple, and though I've been to my share of wild Cali bashes, nothing ever seemed to equal the shit I heard about during the Disco 2000 era.
The Jays' parties are the closest we'll probably ever come the K-Hole- inspired depravity and though tonight's sinful soiree takes its name from the flick, expect it to be much more authentic, with original club kids (okay they aint kids anymore), St. James, LA loons Alexis Arquette, Rocky Racoon and Sham, plus Style Council fave Kelly, DJ Keoki (Wilmer Valderama played him the film) and another NYC pioneer, Larry Tee (who coined the term electroclash) on the decks.
I'll be missing this one due to my current condition, but don't be suprised if ya see a miniature makeup-swathed bundle toted around the dance floor- Juicy (that's him above the logo) told me his gal pal was 9 months preggy herself when we spoke last week and he insisted they'd be bringing the babe (if born beforehand) to the bash! Now that's a real club kid for ya!
Posted by Lina
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