What The Nightlife Stars Did During The Blackout


At the weekly circus known as Vandam last night at Greenhouse, Amanda Lepore looked and smelled as fresh as a daisy.

“I stayed at Cazwell‘s house,” she explained, blithely.

Co-host Susanne Bartsch had no such luck.

“I have no heat and no fucking water!” she said, dressed like Merlin.

“It’s romantic. I bonded with myself,” she added, laughing.

The other cohost, Kenny Kenny–all done up in a taffeta bridal gown–got his power back, but not until several days spent with a flashlight reading The Power of Now in the dark.

“What could be more now than a blackout?” wondered Kenny.

Finally, I went up to DJ Johnny Dynell‘s booth and wrote down, “Do you have power?”

(It was too loud to talk, and I was as hoarse as Totie Fields by now.)

Dynell thought I was requesting a song called “Power” and started looking around for it!

How cute!

Once he realized what I meant, he explained, “We have cold water and no heat until November 11! Because it’s steam heat!”

Tragique. Don’t downtown artistic types have to suffer enough?

Speaking of a power outage, Bartsch told me they actually carded her at the door when she arrived!

“I haven’t been here in a few weeks,” she noted with a wry smile.