Monday, January 02, 2006

kinky carnies and other fun to start the new year

New Year's holiday has come to be a special time for P and I since it was on New Year's day four years ago that we met. So we left Atlanta at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning so we'd have plenty of time to recover from travel and be ready for the evening. But I think both of us new somewhere back in our minds that we wouldn't be doing anything crazy that night.

It was the end of our nine day visit to my parents' house down in Valdosta, followed by catching up with Atlanta pals (which always means learning how to drink large amounts of vodka again) and attending Heidi's wedding. (I'll save all that for another post -- perhaps.)

So we didn't sleep that night, decided to stay up all night to catch our flight and that meant I was wasted all day Saturday: slept, woke, ate, slept, slept, slept...all the way until 2006. P woke me up a little after midnight to break it to me. And then I went back to sleep.

So, although I was feeling achey sick and none too in the mood, we were determined to live it up a little on Jan. 1. We already had tickets for the Saint at Large party at the newly opened Pacha New York and so we started out.

We met up with TrayB at a party and then headed over. It's a five-story (or more?) maze of dance floors and, this being a gay circuity thing, shirtless men. I found my home on the top floor -- covered in white confetti and a dj playing fun, danceable music. That's where I spent most of the night, when I wasn't running into kinky carnie performers dressed in jock straps making naughty balloon animals or dressed in clothing sewn with hundreds of stuffed animals or nearly naked boys getting out of display showers. Yes, it was that sort of party.

For me, it was one of the best parties I've attended in a while, and a great start to the new year. Now hopefully I'll be able to function at work tomorrow. Oh yeah, I still have to make money. I guess.

1 Comments:

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Dee said...

I am, of course, seething with envy.

[According to Umix, New Year's Eve celebrations at Pacha (featuring Carol Cox) set back revelers $75 (!) for General Admission, $250 (!!) for reserved seating at the Atrium Level, and $450 (!!!) for reserved seating at the Mezzanine Level. Jesus!]

I also bitterly note that the Friday prior, one of my favorite DJs, Steve Lawler, blessed the decks.

Did I mention the seething?

 

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