Gay Place

Sometimes Gay Place even overwhelms itself

HOW HOMO CAN YOU GO? You probably think it's our job to pimp and pump up the gay in the A. But trust us, Austin is doing just fine without us. Dang. Seriously. We scan, we solicit, we get solicited, we research, we scour the crappy Faceplace and Dudeslist, and sometimes even fact-check, but ultimately, we just list what we find, know, see, and ultimately feel. We simply list what's going on. We don't make it happen. Sure, sometimes we are involved: Last week, we were featured in two of our own listings, the first of which was Octopus Club's ArtErotica. Holy moly! The Seaholm Power Plant was packed, and we still regret missing the opportunity to make a John Seaholmes joke in print. Then there was Kitty's Dirty South Biscuits 'n' Beer, where I got to spin vinyl as sooooo many lovely gay ladies explored their most dirty southerly tendencies (not so much sausage as gravy, let's say ... and you know all good girls love a nice, hot, buttery biscuit). Hmmmrmph. Won't be so quick to miss the next one, will ya? Two guest appearances in one week felt a bit overwhelming, especially after South by Southwest, but it is nice to be out and about with actual tasks to do – such a strange byproduct of being any sort of consistent fish in this queer little Austin pond. This week shall be no different, darlings, as the Gay Place proper is hosting an afterparty for the Scissor Sisters and Janet Jackson shows. (Truly, the promotional aspect of this free-with-ticket-stub venture is being handled mostly by our capable hot boy bloggers Frank Rivera and the Glitoris.) We are calling it Filthy•Gorgeous•Nasty (see Sunday). Crap-o-mighty, here it is, another week in River City and we are drowning in our high waters of high, wasted gayness. Austin is sooooo homo, even if you just count Thursday's appearance of Men (starring that foiiine ex-Le Tigre tiger, J.D. Samson), let alone the Sunday night coalescence of Janet Jackson on one side of town and Babydaddy, Jake, Ana, Del, and Randy on the other – criminy! When's a girl supposed to sleep, let alone eat, exercise, breathe, and/or get it on? We definitely do not have the answer to that one. Our advice? Lots of omega-3, -6, and -9; vitamin B-12, E, and D; and a nice tub. Full of gin.

The Gay Place loves you; keep those cards and letters comin’.

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  

More Austin gay
Gay Place: South Bi Gay Bi
Gay Place: South Bi Gay Bi
Bedpost, Viva, and 'Get Out of My Crotch' highlight this last week before SXSW madness

Kate X Messer, March 1, 2013

January's bustin' out all over

Kate X Messer, Jan. 18, 2013

More Gay Place
Gay Place
Gay Place
The end of summer, in name only

Sarah Marloff, Aug. 31, 2018

Gay Place
Gay Place
The Flash Collective calls on the queer community to help create public art

Sarah Marloff, Aug. 24, 2018


Austin gay, HOMO, Faceplace, Dudeslist, Octopus Club, ArtErotica, Seaholm, John Seaholmes, Kitty's Dirty South, Biscuits & Beer, sausage, Scissor Sisters, Janet Jackson, Filthy•Gorgeous•Nasty, omega 3-6-9, gin

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

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

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