Memorial Day weekend was full of dance parties that ran the whole gamut from drunken straight ones to leather men shirtless until the break of dawn. It was an exhausting three days where I shopped at the IML leather market, saw dance concerts, and attended the Victory after party at the House of Blues
The Congress Theatre not only has a major parking problem but attendees to some concerts overindulge there. Both occurred at the David Guetta show recently, ugh!
When he bounced out playing “Titanium” featuring my past interviewee Sia the crowd went wild! The sold out concert had one of the best live light shows to rival 4th of July. He has the budget to afford it these days.
The balcony was blazing in the world’s oldest venue and general admission has its good and bad points.
The next day I drove out to Allstate Arena to interview Eva Simons about her huge hit with Afrojack called “Take Control.” You haven’t been listening to the radio if you haven’t heard that one.
Eva was adorable and had the best energy. She is on the way up and I am very happy for her. Oh, and super beautiful by the way.
I then headed to the city at the Park West to attend the Grabbys. If you don’t know this the porn star awards ran by Grab Magazine. I caught the red carpet. I had excellent seats up front with my gay travel writer friends. There was a forest theme this year, which was interesting and Chi Chi LaRue was naming names and being catty as usual. Dean Monroe was sweet as ever and sometimes shy for a porn star but who am I to judge?
I gave a quick hug to my reality show friends DiDa Ritz, and A-Listers Derek and Austin. Derek yelled “Nunn on the Run” as I ran out the front door!
I arrived back at Allstate to catch Far East Movement. I had the hots of the newly chopped hair SkyBlu from the LMFAO. Redfoo had fun as usual but he really made me want to tan my cheeks!
Theatre Wit has a new show entitled The North Plan running through April 1. The plot and characters really will draw audiences in. I won’t give spoilers about it but the production involves a conspiracy theory and a gay Jewish nerd locked in a country jail cell. This controversial show is getting stellar reviews already.
Visit TheatreWit.org for details about this show. Here I am with sassy cast member Lucy Sandy who plays Shonda.
TPAN’s annual extravaganza kicked off with a sports theme this past Saturday at the Park West. The night began with my friend Meghan Murphy belting out her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner with a huge flag attached to her booty!
The night continued with a cross dressing host, burlesque dancers in bikinis and enough fetish styled acts to keep coaches whistles blowing for some time.
The same night I ran over to Nora Dunn’s one woman show at Center Space. This was a work in progress with Dunn playing characters and relaying stories about her lengthy career. The touches of localness were so charming and her take on Hollywood was priceless. It will be interesting to see how the show develops as she brings it to LA then returns to her roots in Chi-town.
The North Side bar Atmosphere turned 10 years old on Sunday. A packed party complete with buffet, cocktail specials, and drag show kept the night entertained until late. Let’s give a special shout out to catty friend Angelique Monroe, co-hostess Regina Upright, and owner Charlie Brown. Here’s to another ten years, cheers!
British group Graffiti6 are showing their true “Colours” with a tour coming to Chicago, not once but twice. The six are really two with songwriters Jamie Scott and TommyD teaming up to make beautiful music together. Their songs have been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, Covert Affairs, and CSI: NY. Jamie has performed with such artists as Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson.
We found him on the road ready to launch a new tour with a stop in the Windy Wity.
Jerry Nunn: Hey. Jamie. Where are you calling from?
Jamie Scott: I’m calling from the tour bus heading from Alabama to Charlotte.
JN: How’s the south?
JS: It’s cool, man, an interesting place!
JN: You are originally from London and the United States is still new for you, correct?
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