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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
This would be the start of a thread about "Whispers", the weekly party that ran at the Pyramid in NYC from 1984-1988 or 9. Modelled after a gay bar in upstate New York, it was billed as an event for the "Complete Suburban Homosexual" and welcomed "Gay and Lesbian Hairdressers, Waiters, Florists, Showfolk...and sensitive straight people" Hapi Phace was the hostess. Does anyone else remember this?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Chi Chi ·
Hapi and Hattie united again! Oh great legends of Pyramid, hallowed be thy names...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
Hello, I'm gender illusionist and Emcee Hapi Phace, you all remember me from the hit Whisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssspers but you may also remember me from some other lesser known Hatie & Hapi tortured nightclub sagas such as Cuchifritos Hapi & Hattie Rock! Thursdays! and my brief stint at FUCK and many many more! Hattie when are you going to start a thread on THE BANK! Hapster
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
But who could forget "Hapi's Back Door" with your host and stripper Hapi Phace? And those see-through dresses she wore, her lady-meat hardly covered with a bow.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
I have a Pyramid Club memory... and it isn't a very happy one!!! The ONLY time I've ever been fired from a job was by that skinny, chain smokin' excecutioner in chaps and a jock strap... HATTIE HATHAWAY! Yes, it's true, I was fired from my ruling Sat. nite DJ job so this upstart in silver hot pants and antlers named Sister Dimension could DJ. YES I'M BITTER!!!!!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
I do have a happy memory of Pyramid... her name is Dee Finley. Now that's a topic!!! Anyone?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
To set the record straight, I didn't even own a pair of chaps until the late '90's! But Dee Finley is indeed a happy Pyramid memory. She must've walked through those golden doors when she was 12. She was the first of all of us to have major tooth troubles. Now, thanks to Elizabeth Taylor, her smile is more perfect than it was that first day we laid eyes on her in 1982! And to think I owe my very presence at Jackie 60 to Dee (but that's another topic...) Joey Horatio, the Pyramid's amazing...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Poison Eve ·
Who could forget the ill-fated Cuchofritos? I remember going to The Pyramid one Sunday night in the early 90's - just as "Fuck!" was about to end. Being an NYU suck-in-your-cheeks gender-performance snob then (then?), I was anticipating a memorable show. Having read about the legendary likes of Ethyl and the Pyramid ilk, I wanted to be astounded. We were treated to a rather shoddy amatuer strip contest instead. But there was one redeeming factor...Hattie Hathaway and Richard Move MCing the...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Yes Evie, the blue-painted mohawked stripper still emails me from Florida at odd intervals (thanks to Hapi Phace.) But did you know who his boyfriend was around that time? None other than Angel, who was to later end up dismembered in the Hudson River thanks to Michael Alig & Co. Just a little bit of lunchpail trivia for you!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
Great story Evie! But I think we need a Blacklips topic.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Billy Beyond ·
Just another Saturday night really.... Our theme for the month of Saturdays was Pyramid flight 101. Basically we're talking about six men in drag as stewardesses hosting an evening of dancing and stewardess type entertainment in the grand tradition. let's see, there were nuts being served on the dancefloor...I remember Sister packaging pairs of almonds in dime bag sized mini-ziplocs. There was some sort of boarding pass balderdash at the door and annoying the guests with five or ten minutes...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

bobby ·
Tabboo on the go go bar, Baby Gregory on the street outside selling handmade"dolls" or painted tiles or little drawings or whatever else he could think of that week to get some more crack money but God how I miss his Janis. My parties there called 101 Varieties, short lived but debuted with Miss Harry reciting her poetry on my birthday night, that big skinny junkie looking man in chaps with a sourpuss face rushing to and from, Greer Lankton and Costa Pappas, DJ's Dany Johnson, Sister...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Oh, Billy, I had NO idea there were pictures! I recall a tiny tea cart that we bought for $10 and used for "beverage service" and the barf bags... I also remember endless interruptions of the disco music with safety instructions ("Two in the front, two over the wings, and two in the back" and "In the unlikely event of a water landing...") Also, wasn't the next month's theme "News 101" with you as the Asian anchorwoman with your eyes taped?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
There were DEFINATELY pictures, I remember seeing the police horses. I wasn''t at the party but I remember hearing about it and seeing the pics. We did "Come Fly With Us" at Jackie 60 in the mid '90's. It was a House of Domination night with the girls as Stewardesses. I remember asking all the Queens on several Susanne Bartsch trips to collect as many vomit bags as they could. They ended up mopping everything for us- vomit bags, emergency instruction cards, life jackets, anything that was...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

The first... Ha! I was the first! I told my very good friends Wilbur and Orvil. When you finish inventing the airplane let me know, I want to have a stewardess party at the Mudd Club. I paved the way, just click on my profile!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Orville, ha! Wilbur, double ha! I was the one who gave Icarus the feathers for his wings!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

vulgargreek ·
Like many of us, I have suppressed this haunting memory for way too long: well, does anyone want to remember Linda's first and last Lip-singing act? It was at Pyramid back in 1992, when she made a stunning Debutt, singing "strangers In the Night", yes the Sinatra version!! The audience fell silent, and the number was dead on arrival! linda has shunned any mention of this topic, however subtle... should this forum force her to finally confront her demons??
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
I had always wondered why Linda refused to synch. Thank you, Vulgar, for setting the record straight. Perhaps she should have chosen another version of the song to do. Or something by Nancy. (Sinatra, not Isla, Rose.) Though I have to admit, my version of "A Time For Us", segue-ing from Barbra to Tom Waits went over a little better. Instead of stunned silence, they screamed "Get Off The Stage!"
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Night Nurse ·
I think Linda should face her demons of the past. I thankfully was 200 miles away still living in DC at the time and missed such a performance. I don't even think she reads these forums, so we can say anything we want about her.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

YOU"RE ALL BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Does anyone else remember an early Joey Arias Pyramid show called "Mr. Ginger Rogers Neighborhood"? I believe it was at Cafe Iguana (Whispers sunday night predecessor) circa 1982.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Does anyone know whatever happened to Bernard Zette? He was a fabulous entertainer at the Pyramid Club in the mid-80's and usually performed on Wednesday nights.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

dresscode ·
so the news of the day is that olympia will marry tatti in a few weeks. more details to follow. i'm sure no plans have been made.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Lily of the Valley ·
I loved Cuchifrito's, and Channel 69, and Screem! I miss Channel 69 terribly. I loved the half hour lipsynch shows. I had just moved here and used to wander around friendless, but very curious.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Nancy Isla ·
I can't even touch that last comment, I'll let daddy have it.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
Channel 69!!! WOW, you are really old!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Meg Seltzer ·
Yes, she is very old. One Hundered Million Years old, to be exact.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Poison Eve ·
Does anyone remember Michael T.'s "New York Nights" at the Pyramid around 1992? It was on Monday nights (Blacklips later replaced it) and cost $1 to get in and featured the "Cabaret of Madness" featuring early me, Michael T., Hattie and the ever-talented Countess Jessica (Hattie could delve further into this untapped resource, perhaps). I remember being locked in there one night when there was a mini squatter riot on Avenue A. What ever happened good old-fashioned riots anyway?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Poison Eve ·
I nearly forgot the gothic spoken word by Lauren Vile!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Miss Understood ·
I first discovered Pyramid in late '87. My very first night happened to be a big benefit show, I think for Dee's teeth. Yeah, I know she didn't quite get them for a while, but that's another story. It was one of those super shows with a zillion acts! I was dazzled! In '87 the pyramid was all painted in crazy black and white trippy swirls, the shows were wild, and I was sold! It broke my heart when they painted it black. I became a regular at Hapi's party. It's what inspired me to do drag. I...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

dreambot ·
About seven or eight years ago or at least sometime before the new moollennium I ran into Bernard , the 101 Ave.A doorman, somewhere near midtown and asked how//where he had been as I hadn't seen him in ages and he said he had moved to Canada to start of all things, a men's ware design shop. Bravo which just got me thinking the 'clubs we loved' should have a gatekeeper topic with all the sagas relevant to it? There's gotta be a trove of dada data there. Maybe dedicated to Haui Montog? ...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

david ratt ·
hi it's david ratt,pioneering pyramid closet queen....anyone remember me? god bless all our departed loved ones....and god bless anyone else who survived.... hi hippy phace! remember when we lyp-synched the same pink floyd song on the same night...i still think you did it on purpose....
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Welcome to our community, David! OMG, I had forgotten about the Pink Flloyd massacre! What was the song? My memory comes and goes... I don't think there was a single person on our staff who didn't slap on a face, slip into something pretty and gallop across that stage... especially the tech boys like yourself.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
I remember you David Ratt! How the hell are you?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

david ratt ·
hey daddy i'm doin great....glad you are still on the planet...where is that god-forsaken slurpy-face? i miss her even though she stole my pink floyd idea... anyway some of my best(and worst)memories of the pyramid were in the infernal "tech room", a sony trinitron,a couch,and mad debauchery... when i started as a busboy it was me,hattie, big ole coke dealer robin,bobby,burt,kitty...i didn't have a place to live and it didn't matter because we would all just pile into bed together at the end...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

david ratt ·
here's a chuckle for you all, i was a total white trash country boy 2 months off the bus from Pennsylvania when i picked up this pretty blonde artist at dean savards civillian warfare gallery (1983ish)...i was so taken with her i invited her to this dinner party on central park west...the guest list was stellar....lydia lunch,henry rollins,sonic youth,swans etc...the hostess commented on my dates "lovely deep voice" later at her place i said something suave like "what a pretty little girl...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
David, you just wrecked me!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
OMG Double Wreck!!! David you were ( are ) such a freak. New York needs more people like you. I forgot about Burt. Where is he? Here or there ?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
there Daddy.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
Oh, I kinda thought so. R.I.P / V.I P.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

david ratt ·
i just feel the need to express how much i love hattie....i don't ever want to lose touch again...i have more stories for your book...i will come back east this winter and we can visit ...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Awwwww David... I certainly don't ever want to lose touch with you again either. I am very eager to hear more stories. That post was perfect because I used to always joke at the time-- with Greer and Hapi in particular-- that we should put up a card table at Port Authority bus terminal, right next to where those blue robed nuns used to stand, to welcome America's children into our wicked web. Little did I know that Ms. Langkton actually was doing that. I have one of Greer's few...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

david ratt ·
nope,i did some carpentry work there and that's how i met greer,the next day someone took a photo of greer,dean and myself eating at life cafe....it took up 1/2 page in this east village eye article by carlos mc cormick...(still have it)i was so out of it though....i still hadn't figured out greer was TG even after we got it on..i just knew something was "different"...(go ahead laugh) so i had been in town 2 months and i had accidently slept with a former guy and there was a huge photo of us...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

david ratt ·
how did the japanese destroy the east village gallery scene? i never really understood...it was such a lovely time...i was such an art whore.. i'm still in love with keiko(sigh)
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
I have the GREATEST Patti Astor vs Chi Chi Valenti story of all time but I first have to get permission from my wife. Hattie, you ask her. She likes you. (It's a must for the book BTW)
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
Hello Ann's Brother, Bill! Just the other day I was sitting in a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale and thinking of Ann and of writing a bit about her... Ann's involvement with the Pyramid predated my own, believe it or not. She was the regular host of Bobby Bradley's brainchild-- a Sunday night performance art event called "Cafe Iguana." Gracious, chatty, and personable, Ann's introductions often began in a rambling and disconnected manner, but somehow she managed, during the course of her...
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Ann's Brother ·
God, what a gift your memory of Annie is! Putting out my request after stumbling across the Pyramid and Danceteria discussions, I don't think I realized what it would be like to actually read a post such as yours. It's wonderfully moving, to think of you thinking of her -- and your specific memories are like clues to recreating that fabulous and fractured time. Thank you! I DO remember her descriptions of Cafe Iguana, though I never caught a regular show. I know she thought of her job...
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Ann's Brother ·
Thanks, Chi Chi! I've always wondered who the Absolute Empress is, and it's great to know she's a Benevolent Power! And you know, it's not sad? I'm already so happy to have this unexpected opporunity to think and learn about my beloved big sister! I'll find, scan and post a pic asap.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
quote: I've read a couple of references to a memoir/history of the club that might get written... I'd sure love to see it There are a lot of people waiting for that book!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

bobby ·
Hi Ann's brother..I don't think I knew Ann but I was a photogrpher in the 70's and 80's and I've just come across the pyramid files..Bobby bradley is there along with so many others. If you do post a picture of Ann I'll look through my archives and see what I can find. She sounds like she was a "fierce ruler". That's Jackie 60 speak for fabulous!
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