Good Vibrations Holiday Ball at Club NV
The Good Vibrations holiday ball at
Club NV last night was a total blast. The music mixed 80s pop and new wave with a strangely huge yet very welcome amount of stuff by Prince, and I really liked the open plan of Club NV, with the deconstructed discoball spinning overhead and small comfortable nooks to sit in. It was better somehow than the DNA Lounge last year.
What can I say? I danced my head off, met a ton of people, admired the two women dressed as fructose and glucose molecules. I flirted with DJ Junkyard from Junk and I might have made out with her date. Accidentally. Oops! (Hot vegan bartender, you made my night.) I met a cute photographer for Good Vibes and got her card. I watched my wrestling buddy Calvin on stage doing some of the finest go-go dancing ever known to human or alien. I sighed over the amazingness of Carol Queen, head of the Center for Sex and Culture. Lots of SF literary people were there: Simon Sheppard, Lori Selke, Charlie Anders, Annalee Newitz, and Daphne Gottlieb. Also? The dance with the mixing bowl and the sugar? I’ll never forget it.
But most of all I was stunned by the burlesque striptease (to opera) done by Margaret Cho. Pretty much all I could think as she waved around these enormous red feather fans, gay 90s style, caressing her body with them, being all bold and amazing and genderqueer, was “OMG I am looking at Margaret Cho naked. She is my people.”