After a Fashion

While Stephen is fetching, he didn't fetch much

DJ Seth Cooper
DJ Seth Cooper (Photo by Seabrook Jones/juicythis.com)
TRES GAY Well, I'm so embarrassed I could die. I discovered at the Octo Tea Dance auction that my fair market value is approximately $750. A paltry $750, mind you. I was wearing jewelry that cost more than that! It was especially galling when friends such as Heath Riddles went for $1,110 and Graydon Parrish went for $1,250. Dammit! Where was my spotter – the one I'd authorized to bid up to $2,500 for me? But at least someone bought me, though instead of the lovely evening of dining, clubbing, and entertainment that I'd planned, my purchasers intend to fly me to Dallas for some sort of military shindig. Can you imagine? I'm sure I'll feel like Jayne Mansfield doing a USO tour. The Octo Tea Dance was once again a smashing success, and nearly everyone I questioned agreed that the Long Center was the perfect setting for the biggest, gayest party in Austin. Stephen Rice, my sister in crime, and I camped it up mercilessly with Riddles on his radio show, OutCast (KOOP 91.7, Sundays, 6pm), during the party. We laughed; we cried; we did each other's hair. We were so gay you could hear it from outer space. Listen to us howl at www.outcastaustin.com.

The Head Octopi of the Octopus Club: (l-r) Rich Segal, Michelle Patterson, Mark Erwin, and Arthur Landin
The Head Octopi of the Octopus Club: (l-r) Rich Segal, Michelle Patterson, Mark Erwin, and Arthur Landin (Photo by Seabrook Jones/juicythis.com)

Dancers at the dance on the terrace of the Long Center
Dancers at the dance on the terrace of the Long Center (Photo by Seabrook Jones/juicythis.com)

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Austin gossip
After a Fashion
After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar cleverly distills this weekend's news overkill, so you don't have to

Stephen MacMillan Moser, July 3, 2009

After a Fashion
After a Fashion
Stephen ponders self-immolation

Stephen MacMillan Moser, Jan. 23, 2009

More Austin fashion
The Good Eye: Service With a Style
The Good Eye: Service With a Style
Tip your server well – and nab some fashion tips in return

Amy Gentry, Feb. 14, 2014

After a Fashion
After a Fashion
Stephen's hair brushes up against a woman's breast, and he survives

Stephen MacMillan Moser, March 12, 2010

More After a Fashion
After a Fashion: A Stitch In Time
After a Fashion: A Stitch In Time
Fort Lonesome will not be lonely for long

Stephen MacMillan Moser, July 5, 2013

After a Fashion: The Main Event
After a Fashion: The Main Event
Your Style Avatar would look great sporting these parasols

Stephen MacMillan Moser, June 28, 2013

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Austin gossip, Austin fashion, Austin style, Octo Tea Dance, Long Center, auction, Jayne Mansfield, USO

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle