Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Olympia XX photos: Amy Winehouse Edition

When I posted the first bunch of photos I took at Olympia, I posted a picture featuring eight members of the Philadelphians MC done up as singer/celebrity trainwreck Amy Winehouse for a synchronized swimming routine. At the past few Olympia runs it's kind of become a tradition for a bunch of the club members to get dressed up in campy outfits for such a routine. I followed them around that Saturday morning around the camp taking a bunch of photos. (I guess that it makes me one of the paparazzi then.) Looking at them when they were developed, I figured that they needed to have their own separate post; it was too good to stick them in with the other photos. So here they are:

Now notice how they copied Amy's Back To Black look. Big black beehive, fake tattoo sleeves, a ciggy in the hand (or mouth).

Rehearsing the routine.

Light the Menorah!

"What are you looking at? We're people too!"

After running around the camp it was time to go down to the campground's pool to perform.

The Amy Winehouse synchronized swimming team finally get to do their routine to the Hot Chip remix of "Rehab."

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Olympia Photos Part One

Here are the photos I took at the Olympia XX run that my club, the Philadelphians MC, attended over this past Labor Day weekend. Olympia is a leather run that the Centaur MC throws every other year over that particular weekend and a number of leather and motorcycle clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region attend. (The Centaur MC is also responsible for the Mid-Atlantic Leather Leather Weekend, which happens in Janurary.) It takes place at a private campground in Southern Chester County, PA, which wasn't that far of a drive from where I live.

The three cabins that our club stayed in. The two on the right were renovated earlier this year.

At every Olympia run several members of the Philadelphians get up in some campy outfits and do a synchronized swimming routine. This year they did it dressed up as Amy Winehouse. I took quite a few photos of this and I figured that these photos deserve a separate blog post.

Our club won the title for best table decorating.

Saturday night our club throw a liver-themed cocktail party.

Notice Mike on the right is wearing a Hannibal Lecter "A census taker once tried to test me, I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti" T-shirt at our party.

The crowd at our cocktail party. There were several cocktail parties with different themes throughout that weekend.

Sunday evening there was a (semi) formal dinner. Here is me, Marc, Ron and Dennis, wearing our club uniform shirts.

The Long Island Ravens MC with bagpipe player wound up escorting us to the dinner.

The cocktail party before that dinner.

More photos from the run will be up shortly. Stay tuned!

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I must drive around NYC more often

I love this photo of gay porn star Jake Deckard hitching in the New York City streets, which was taken by Michael Alago in March 2007.

Jake gave a two-part account of his stay in NYC during that time (which included the Black Party, a huge circuit dance event) in the Tim and Roma blog. (BTW if those two links are not working, try here.)

I'm also including a couple of more recent interviews that Jake has done this past month, courtesy of leatherandbears.com and Nick Young's blog.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Not Happy

Last night due to some computer screw-up my iTunes crashed and I lost a good portion of my music in the process. Some of it I was able to recover but all the stuff I had purchased from iTunes in the past year is now GONE. ($$$ down the toilet.)

Also I think I'm coming down with a head cold (my head is feeling kind of woozy) and I'm afraid that I might have to cancel my plans for this evening, which included helping the Keystone boys of Leather out with their social at the Bike Stop tonight. Needless to say I am not happy right now.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Over A Month

I know it's been over a month since I last blogged, sorry it's taken so long. It's not like I couldn't find anything to write about. Either I have been busy with different things or I had something going on in my head but I couldn't concentrate or having a serious bout of depression.

Over Labor Day weekend I went camping with the Philadelphians at the Olympia run. I should have some photos posted up here later this month.

This past Saturday evening I went down to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to watch the Mr. Double L Leather Contest. Five contestants competed for the title. The bar was crowded, but I had a great time.

Over the next couple of weeks I'll write more about what happened over the summer.


Butch's Straight Calendar Talk

The latest edition of my Philly Gay Calendar column is up and now running. In it I interview local gay celebrity Butch Cordora, who is putting out a 2009 wall calendar called Straight And Butch, which features twelve photos of him posing with straight men. Oh, did I tell you that they're naked as well? Oh, the sexual tension. Butch also talks about the upcoming tenth season of his TV show In Bed With Butch.

There will be a calendar signing at Giovanni's Room in Philly on Monday, September 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Later that evening there will also be a VIP launch party for the calendarat 12th Air Command from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

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