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

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
How naive I was back in 1980, I actually thought that places like Club 57 were what new york was all about and would exist forever. Not so, as we know now. Despite the fact that I always went there alone and so felt like an outsider/observer, I loved both its unpredictability and the amount of preparation that went into its silliness, which is something nearly impossible to explain today. The aesthetic that I encountered at club 57 is still part of my outlook today, though few are...
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
Club 57 is now a mental health clinic. How perfect for the home of such parties as Putt-Putt Reggae. (This party is mentioned a lot, despite the fact that only 5 people showed up.) I'll write about Pulsallama's first show some time soon. It's a little hard to remember, thanks to Wendy Wild's mushroom punch.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

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

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

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

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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)

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

hapi ·
and what about Craig Curiosity... Vanessa Miasma... Gerard... and.. Blue Fucking L'Amour! those were the days...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Thanx Minerva, That's exactry what I'm talking about. [This message was edited by daddy on 02-18-02 at 11:57 AM.]
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
I think around '81 Club 57 started hosting parties at Irving Plaza. A Ukrainian sponsor/host (Stanley?) would dare the punks to throw beer cans and bottles at him on stage. (They obliged.) I remember the Invaders and Regina and the Red Hots. Whatever happened to Regina Richards? Did Chris Spedding and the B-52s also play here, or was that later in the life of Irving Plaza? Wow--just zoned on Nervus Rex--what about Lauren Agnelli? Where are all the NY Rock babes of yore? cheers to my NYC...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
... yes, and yet another sighting of the name "Blue", as per daddy's hilarious rant on same in the WOMB topic.
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Re: Greer Lankton

Zazoo and Satori ·
Jojo's site is now up. You can now see many of his dolls. He learned his dollmaking craft from Greer. You will see a lot of her style reflected in his work, and there are a couple of pictures of her with her dolls on Jojo's bio page. http://jojochicago.com XXXOOO Satori [This message was edited by Zazoo and Satori on 06-07-02 at 11:57 PM.] [This message was edited by Zazoo and Satori on 06-11-02 at 11:01 PM.]
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
club kids being youngsters ala nouveau, seemed to be as much of an of exploration in gender identity/preference, as social transmutations, and as I saw it, an alternative to traditional drag. I'm not all that convinced sexual preferences, although predominantly gay (98@100?), was always so absolute. Gay, straight or whatever, one inevitably discovers strong subliminal attractions for persons outside their sphere of gender preference that otherwise may never have been known or acted upon were...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
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)

hapi ·
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: Rice Queens - The Anne Rice topic

Chi Chi ·
I have many great things I wish to accomplish today (as every day). But I wanted to share my copy of Pandora with Mother's Rice Queens -- especially in timing with this coming event. This book means a great deal to me. In addition to it's amazing beauty, the purchase of it taught me one of the most valuable lessons in my life with regards to appreciating the quality of my life. Like most actually, I grew up quite poor. The year before I went to college (1989), my mother made $2000 for the...
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
My band, the Cuban heels played at "little" Club 57, opening for Patti Smith-Sam Shepard play "Cowboy Mouth". I remember a tangle of fuzzboxes at my feet. The best thing I ever saw there was a stripper called Lady Bug who had the most fantastic puppet theatres that she wore around her neck. A wonderful rhyming monologue done up by her bikerish (boy?)friend. Lovely, charming, beautiful sets, smart wordplay. Never heard from her again.
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
That was the best Club 57! I did one of my very first "performance art pieces" there. I was in art school (School of Visual Arts) at the time. I hooked up two big BORROWED tv sets to all of this electronic equipment that Laurie Anderson loaned me (God bless her). It was all choreographed to a disco drum beat with this drummer guy that I met in the park. He now has gone on to drum with hundreds of DJs in hundreds of clubs but believe me, that was the first time. He really didn't understand my...
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Re: AB FAB

Anna Nicole ·
Glamnerd... Jackie Bigalow... I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! -but look how sweet Jackie Bigalow looks in the bottom shot (Fishstick on the right). Hard to believe just hours earlier she was probably swingin' in a sling somewhere! [This message was edited by daddy on 01-12-03 at 03:57 PM.]
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
I first met Miss U at the Pyramid Club (she won't remember). I transpired to the BANK on Houston. Loved the decor and back room where you could always find a "real' vampire! Where hav the real vampires gone? And it's not Second Avenue!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

hapi ·
I didn't know who Zete was, I just found his dancegoth cover of "Le Freak" in a bin somewhere. I ALWAYS play it when I DJ. I'd love to email him.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
But I remember Olympia, her name was Bernard. The most fun I had was at Pyramid, I met my closest compatriates there, Billy and Sister and Faye, and Madamme etc... I danced on the Bar with Connie Girl, Codie, Shannon,Mr Fashion, Wendy, and Ethel sweet Ethel.Hattie always yelled at me"Zoraya youre late" but I arrived painted and draped thank you. On monday nights Madamme, Dana (Dead-a) and Olympia would have their sewing circle in the basement, they would bead their costumes for Copa, make...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
Beautiful Zette. I think he's in LA.No one deserves that fate. Especially after living life in NYC in the 70's. He was the first freak gender bender I ever saw who wasn't trying to pass as a GG. And so tiny, maybe 5'1 or 2
 
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