Who is really to blame for Nightclubs Closing? Part I of II

Picture this. You walk into a gay nightclub ready to set yourself free to good dance music hoping to not hear the overplayed top 5 songs unless it’s at least a good mix. You then hear the worst song possible that you have already heard 20 times on the radio earlier. You set down your drink and leave the gay bar then prance off to the straight bars playing the same crap. Are there any differences in gay and straight clubs anymore when it comes to music?

You’ll see the Dj’s posting about how clubs are closing down left and right on Facebook but have they actually dared to play any gay-friendly music during prime dance time lately? I realize the gay clubs are more open to bachelorette parties and twerking sisters and twink hags who may request ‘Despacito’ by Justin Bieber 100 times in one night. They are helping pay the rent when they order drinks. Were not exactly sure if their tipping the bartenders though. But still ‘Despacito’ must be played. Continue reading Who is really to blame for Nightclubs Closing? Part I of II

D.C. Devastated As Town Danceboutique Announced it’s Closing

Just when you thought the reality of Trump taking over the White House in D.C. was devastating now the gays in the DMV area are losing their favorite nightclub. To what? To another f*king apartment complex!

Town Danceboutique is the largest gay dance club in Washington, D.C. It’s a combination of a cabaret performance space, a plush lounge, and a high energy dance floor. From Friday night go-go boys to surprise performance artists and international circuit djs this nightclub had it all for many years in the nation’s capital. Many are heartbroken as this is the first club they experienced as it is 18+ on featured nights but now that D.C. pride is said and done Town made the announcement on Facebook.

Town Danceboutique announced that they will be closing on July 1st, 2018. In a statement released by the venue they said, “After more than ten years in operation at 2009 8th street NW, in the center of the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, Town Danceboutique, the city’s largest and most well known LGBTQ night club, will be closing.” The building was sold to a developer in 2016 and will be turned into an apartment complex.

People quickly went to Facebook to comment:
“You seriously can’t be shutting down. PLEASE! Town was my very first gay bar/club and I along with thousands of others in the DMV have so much history here. Gentrification is the worst. How could you sell out like this?”

Town had previously released a statement that says the club will remain open for “years to come.” The statement read: “Since 2007, Town Danceboutique has operated in the Shaw neighborhood at 2009 8th Street NW. In that time, and after considerable investments in our neighborhood by many people including ourselves, Shaw is now one of Washington’s most thriving and desirable parts of the city. “Understandably, because of that popularity, there has been an interest in the real estate that Town currently occupies. In fact, the building has been sold in previous years and we have had multiple landlords since we have been in operation. Now, the building has been sold once again. This sale was not a surprise to us and we have a great relationship with our new landlord who is excited to have us as their tenant. We also enjoy solid lease terms and we intend and fully expect to be throwing parties in our current location for years to come.”

It looks like things have changed since then and they cannot hold off the rumors. Normally when you hear a club is closing down its the truth as gays cannot keep their mouths shut when it comes to good gossip or in this case devastating news. We heard really bad rumours about XL Nightclub in NYC years ago and now we saw it in its casket over gay pride in NYC as it’s changing into a non-homo boutique hotel. Even the Out Hotel has been put to rest and “another one in the casket” as Katy Perry would say.

Another blow to D.C. are the other probably true rumors that the stripper club is closing down. The gay nightclub Ziegfeld’s-Secrets also sold their building to a developer. The sale followed approval by the city of the construction of a new soccer stadium across the street from the Ziegfeld’s-Secrets building. Although the owner Alan Carroll has said the developer that bought the building “doesn’t expect to displace or evict his club for four or five years since the property is not on the footprint of the soccer stadium.” Yeah right? Didn’t we lose the original Town in D.C. (can’t remember the original name) to a fu*king stadium. Not sure what’s worse a sports stadium or an apartment complex… probably an apartment complex because at least we can watch concerts at sports arenas.

What areas will the gays improve next and then gentrification takes over that neighborhood? We seem to beautify and bring traffic somewhere then corporations take over. They already want our pride parades, our clubs, and a Chinese company owns Grindr and Hornet. We need our gay back!

Gay New Year’s Eve Parties Worldwide 2017

12400808_1931489727076739_6743187137028397135_nWe have tried to put together one of the best lists for an epic New Year’s Eve 2017. If you are Canadian, Australian, European, or from the United States of New Trumpland we found some of the hottest parties in the world you may not want to miss. The only problem is that we want to be at all of these parties and cannot decide so maybe this list will help us.

Belgium. H.I.M New Year’s Eve
According to this promoter they are selling more and more tickets in Canada and Australia. They are “Very honored to welcome people from the other side of the world on New Year’s Eve…”
Saturday 31st December 2016. H.I.M would like to welcome you to its very first edition of H.I.M NYE with
This night will be hosted by our first lady ALEX MERCURIO.
“Spain’s hottest party”
TAITO TIKARO (Matinee All Star – Circuit Waterpark 2015)
International Circuit Gogo’s & Entertainment
A brand new night out for him, her and everyone in between. A night filled with POPular pleasure and URBAN desire.
STEWIE LAHYE (Flash/Le You Resident)
JOEY (Random – Hessenhuis)
Hosted by Beauty QueeRs, Dazzling Diva’s and YOURSELF.
Dress up cauz Anna’s watching!
This event will take place at AEC Building (better known as Industria or Mansion), a mesmerizing industrial club with several floors and rooms, located in the Antwerp port (400m from IKON).
Indiëstraat 9, Antwerpen
Our Take: Sounds like they have their shit together and are throwing an epic party in Belgium. Our thirst is real for this party!
Go here for Antwerpen gay stay .

WE PARTY celebrates its 6th WE NYF anniversary, between the dates of December 27th to January 1st. Another edition, welcoming the New Year of 2017 in the city of Madrid, in Europe’s biggest gay Winter festival. A celebration that attracts more than 20,000 men from all corners of the planet.A different winter holiday, where you can enjoy 6 nights and 6 parties, celebrating together with the team of WE PARTY the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. With a line-up of the best DJs in the world, the best opening shows, stagings and over 20 gogos.

Every year Puerto Vallarta has something for you on New Year’s Eve. This year, with DJ Dawna Montell and tropical events with an amazing fireworks show. Hopefully Trump’s wall doesn’t go up before the big weekend is over then again why not just stay in beautiful PVR until Trump is dumped out of office.

14641930_1092065167537568_7189615154572777683_nVIENNA – LOVEBALL – CLEOPATRA & HER LOVERS
Ok, looking through all of the worldwide events this one takes home the prize. In the history of the ancient world there is one woman who eclipses all others. Her name has become a byword for beauty, luxury and excess. Her story is entwined with some of the most powerful men in history. She is the last pharaoh of Egypt – CLEOPATRA. She has been portrayed as everything from romantic to a powerful sexual predator. The secrets of her concealed passionate relationships to her ardent lovers will be disclosed by LOVEBALL.
3 INTERNATIONAL SUPER STAR DJ’S, Cleopatra & her lovers, Live Performances, Huge Led Screens, Mugshot Photowall, 3 Floors, International Gogos, Loveball opening performance, and Ancient egyptian decorations.
DJ ASAF DOLEV (Tel Aviv – FFF, Beef, Revolver Berlin)
DJ Herb (Matine Las Vegas, Rosenball, Male Cologne)
DJ Andi Mik (Cricus, Loveball, GM1)
Mart.I (Ken, Fresh!, Connection Berlin)
WUK – Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Wien
U6, 40, 41, 42, 40A – Station Währinger Straße/Volksoper
5, 33 – Station Spitalgasse)
…is like every year, the motto of Loveball. Take Cleopatra’s and her lovers’ example and be open minded in love with respect and tolerance towards everyone. Don’t worry about conventions and rules, live your life how you like it, at least for this special night.
So far we see over 500 people interested in their Facebook event which is higher thus far than the other events.
www.loveball.at for more information and $25 off a place to stay here.

Saturday, December 31 9 pm – 4 am
The Belasco
Masterbeat is excited to present one of our biggest New Year’s Eve productions ever as we take over the entire Belasco Theater for One Love. Experience all 3 rooms of this incredible venue, all completely transformed by Masterbeat for this exclusive event, as we bring in an all new 8 point thundering line array sound system, full color lasers, high resolution 3D video walls with special effects and performances in every room along with Masterbeat’s legendary countdown to midnight. DJ’s Grind and Micky Friedmann will take you into the new year in the main theater, with Alex Acosta spinning all night in the upstairs ballroom and Tristan Jaxx taking over the underground vault. Love makes our world go around, come and ring in 2017 with love and thousands of the hottest men from around the world.
Go here for a $25 Misterbnb credit on your first stay in Downtown or Weho.

gay-london-new-years-eveLONDON – Heaven G-A-Y
I have seen rumours that it could be STEPS performing. If you have not heard of this group then Google search them. It will be quite a camp fan girl party we would all die for on any weekend. Steps is Reuniting For 2017
at the G-A-Y New Years Eve Party from 9pm – 5am.
“Brit Award Winning
20 Million Records Sold
The group with over Ten Top 5 singles and #1’s will be performing Midnight At G-A-Y. This is a mega-club and what we consider to be one of the best spots to be for the best club night of the year.
Go here for a $25 Misterbnb credit on your first stay.

There are also great parties in NYC and every major city. Check out these parties from last year and our advice on what to do when you go out clubbing for NYE.

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Studio 54 Flashback

studio 54 ryan phillipeYou’re too young to remember the actual Studio 54 I’m sure, but you may have heard of it and wanted to know what was so special about it. Why does the name, no the legend, live on all these years later? What was Studio 54?

To understand it completely you have to travel back to April 16th 1977 and to put that into perspective: that was the year that first saw VISA on credit cards, rings were discovered around Uranus (I’m not joking), the first spacewalk took place and Sarah Michelle Gellar was only 12 days old. Meanwhile over on 254 W. 54th Street, New York, two friends, Steve Rubell and Ian Shrager opened their doors for the first time and thereby started the legend of Studio 54.

In simple terms it was a night club; but a glittering one. They had tried owning and running steakhouses in the city but soon decided that there was more money to be made in alcohol, hence the idea of a club. With Rubell’s drive he was always the loud and gregarious one, they bought and renovated the old TV studio, transformed it into the club, hung an illuminated man-in-the-moon over the dance floor and the rest, as they say is history.
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Cher Books more Dress to Kill Tour Dates

10628375_828795377152875_8757655974866316733_nIt is a gay mans dream come true especially in a year that has been not that exciting on the concert front. You never know when Cher will decide it really is her final Farewell of her Farewell tour so you must see this live. Her outfits in the show you must see and you will cry in at least one part of the concert.

She has added Austin, Lubbock, Corpus Christi, Bossier, and Charleston to her tour with a TBA special guest. We can only hope for Cyndi Lauper. Maybe she could talk Robyn in to opening for her which would also be amazing!

Chicago’s gay scene staple Spin Nightclub is “officially closed”

spin gogo bunnies gaySpin, a longtime staple of Chicago’s gay scene, is “officially closed.” The club, at 800 W. Belmont Ave., known for their hot shower contests said goodbye on its Facebook page Monday.

“SPIN is officially closed,” the post reads. “We would like to thank all of our customers for their support these many years and wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day! Stay tuned for what happens next …”
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New Year’s Eve Arson Attempt At Packed Gay Nightclub

neighboursclubdancersAccording to the Seattle Fire Department there is a suspect being sought in arson bar fire at Neighbours Nightclub a large gay club. On 1/1/2014, just shortly after midnight, an unknown suspect poured gasoline on a carpeted stairway leading to the second level of a bar and ignited it. The bar in the 1500 block of Broadway was occupied by over 750 patrons celebrating New Years Eve at the time. The fire was quickly discovered before it could spread beyond the stairway and was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Someone pulled the fire alarm and caused the fire sprinkler system to activate. An orderly evacuation was accomplished and no one was injured. Arson Bomb Detectives (ABS) responded after being notified by SFD Fire Investigators. No suspect information available.
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Score Nightclub is Moving to a Bigger Miami Location

scorenightclub miamiAfter 15 Years, the Legendary SCORE moved to a new space.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 Score Bar will officially open at its new location, 1437 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. The owners of Score are transforming the two spaces, more recently known as Suite and Snatch but also known as the legendary Liquid Nightclub, into two unique and completely separate venues:

Score Bar located at 1437 Washington Ave and TRADE Nightclub and Event Space located at 1439 Washington Ave.

On Saturday, October 12th The White Party is partnering with SCORE for a White Party launch event. USB bracelets will be given out to the 1st 200 paid guests and loaded with prizes ranging from “secret deals” to White Party tickets to VIP all-access passes (Grand Prize, $400 value). It’s going to be a great night and a great event so save the date!!!