Kenneth Burns wrote:
blunt wrote:I've been here and queer thousands of years now and have only seen two drag shows and zero leather fests.
Because you don't do these things, they don't count? Every event I covered was well attended. Apparently Madisonians really do go to drag shows and leather contests.
blunt wrote:"front page story" that seemed to have been merely called in recently.
Yes, it was the method of merely calling in a story whereby I interview people and go to venues and events. I'm so lazy!
I can see by the fact you "last edited" your post that I probably made you a lot madder than your final reply shows.
Hey I'm what you labelled a local gadfly
But I don't think the point is that just because a bunchh of people show up one night once a month somewhere for a "gay event" means that's the core scene.
And like aaron
said, those kinds of nights (often tired and boring for some---exiting and meaningful for others) are a still but a tiny portion of our reality.
I guess I was mostly irked by the light skimming over each bar with a few snappy throwaway lines and the perfunctory list of cliched gay groups (stuff I know
I've read before which and why I rudely labelled it "called in").
Calling Ray's cozy
, is like calling Supermax homey
. And "about a dozen" men showed up on St Patricks.
What about the 300 plus that flowed through the Shamrock
scarfing up corned beef and green beer?
The floor was 2 inches deep in pixie dust glitter the head fairy tossed about and so many beads were given out people couldn't move. Or maybe that was all the green beer and shots of Knot
Shamrock "an Irish bar" but gay one?
Perhaps you didn't see their recent Onion ad:
Irish? Not so much.
And what about Camp Bingo
? What a minnestrone of every kind of person across the spectrum!
I didn't mean to hurt you, and of course, I'm just jealous I wasn't assigned that story, but dammit!
I want better and more!