Erich Conrad is the man behind the citys two longest-running and most popular gay parties, Beige and the Cuckoo Club. Both well-oiled bashes seem trend-proof and impervious to the competition. Theyre invariably packed and humming, Beige with 29-ish retail twinks with angular hair and endless posing skills, and Cuckoo with a multiculti mix of frisky queens dancing under hanging glitter balls and platformed go-go boys. Gabby world-traveler Conrad has a profound sense of club history, which hes obviously helping create. May his glitter balls never drop.