The East River Park hit its 8,500 person capacity for Girl Talk's free show on Sunday, and he brought enough of them up onstage to dance and to "break the stage," as he quipped. After something knocked out the power, teenie boppers booed and hissed until someone plugged back in, and Mr. Gregg Gillis returned his fans to that magical place where Busta Rhymes can flow over The Police.
The West Indian American Day Carnival Parade went off yesterday with the usual huge crowds and spectacular costumes, floats and sound trucks. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell served as Grand Marshal, Governor Paterson marched, thousands reveled, cops watched.
Duke Riley spent his time as resident artist at Queen's Museum of Art constructing a flotilla of fighting vessels from which representatives of museums from across the city fought with baggettes and watermelon canons in the melted ice rink in Corona Park. (Queens Museum won.)
Banned—self-billed as a "traveling queer party" with the tagline, "We like to move"—recently took place at the East River Bar in Williamsburg. John Cameron Mitchell showed. The next one takes place Friday, August 28 at Coco 66 in Greenpoint.
That Andy Rourke (the one who was in the Smiths) hosts a party at Beauty Bar on Wednesdays with Greg Mishka and Ole Koretsky. Nate "Igor" Smith caught one of the last ones ever, as did Playboy Bunny Jelena Jensen.
The Obama-Joker-Socialist Thing nearly caused blog riots. But this isn't certainly isn't the first time Our President has been PhotoShop-spoofed. He's been an action figure, a viral symbol of HOPE, and Lex Luthor's BFF—it's all part of the job.
Last year may have marked Madonna's big five-oh, but her 51st birthday passed this weekend with a "bigger and better" Madonnathon than ever before, full of cover tributes and black Like A Virgin tank tops.