RIP, Events! I Know Who Killed Them!

Enough with canned PR at nonevents—I miss poorly behaved stars

Promisingly, I was recently invited to a gathering for a transsexual beauty contestant, which sounded like an enticing old-style affair worth running to. Alas, I was forewarned, "This event is not for publicity purposes—though we'll have a documentary camera shooting the whole thing." I.e., we can get press out of you, but you can't get press out of us. Ugh. Back to the high concepts.

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14 comments
Missthang696969
Missthang696969

Everyone will always wax nostalgic about their youth and how those were the good old days, everything sucks now blah blah blah. But really nothing changed and it's only you that got older and more boring.

Stevart
Stevart

Every week you grow more and more disenchanted with out society Musto... Why? Because the counterculture (liberal) crowd is running the show and so the $$$ and values of a straight society (in all ways straight) have lost out. If you think things are bad now you asshole just wait until you live in a country that really IS like a third world cesspool. After all Obama IS fundamentally transforming America. But then again, you might like typhus.

beaubrummell
beaubrummell

Bravo dear MUSTO WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE MUSTO COLUMNS DEAR INGRID.Let us not revel in elegy but let DANCER FROM THE DANCE,inspire youwe need you thank you

Yvonne De Carlo
Yvonne De Carlo

That motherfucker Frank Langella outted me in his book as serial nymph whose pussy forever belts out "I'm Still Here." I don't deny I didn't point my juicy, moist, wet labia lips in his direction...but for the record,and I would have said this at any event, I never offered mike hunt to the cast of "The Munsters." .......hmmmm....not true. Grandpa Al Lewis did have a mammoth fang and a massive bite...

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

Loved the like a pack of wolves fighting over a cheese cracker bit. Good one, Michael. Celebs aren't as interesting, talented or likeable today either.

Jessie
Jessie

At least we still have you, Mr. Musto, to put into words the thoughts that have been swirling around our heads for the last few years. I thought it was just me, slipping into middle-age crankiness, turning into a nostalgic cliche. But alas, no. Everything, and I mean, everything is, in fact, worse now.

Nonplussed
Nonplussed

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" we didn't realise it at the time, but it was so much damn fun. Who dreamed it would end?

Ralph
Ralph

Great piece Michael.Long ago I had the 70's at hand. They remain in the mind shining brightly. When trying to explain to the younger set, they reply: But how ever did you live without a cell phone. Gone are those days. Thanks for sharing.

Honks
Honks

Excellent!!!! We did live through the greatest times, though, didn't we? One of your best columns ever!

egghumor
egghumor

One of your finest rants in a long time! Brava!

Chris
Chris

I was all set to move back there. Why do you stay Michael? It has to be extremely frustrating watching the hippest place on Earth turn into the blandest. Come to San Diego. At least we have good weather :)

Istanbull
Istanbull

You're so right about the lack of sexual tension killing events. People get fucked before they go out or after they go out. So why go out?

Redondobeach
Redondobeach

Brillliant column! I never went out in the first place but I agree with everything you said, and you said it really well.

 
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