Kiss & Fly Pros & Cons

Kiss and Fly Opens to a packed house.

A pro... definitely a pro.
A pro... definitely a pro.

Here is my low down on the grand opening of Kiss & Fly (Keep in mind it was extremely crowded; I don't think I got a totally accurate picture.):

Pros:

It is large. Very large. The capacity is just under 800, and if there weren't more people than that in there last night, I would be surprised.

The bathrooms appear to be gender neutral. Woo Hoo! No more scary dudes telling me I don't belong in the men's room.

RuPaul RuPaul RuPaul. I love a living legend.

The bald, sexy, buff bartender who was at the bar stage right makes one hell of a vodka tonic.

The design elements are really interesting, although I am not sure what is new and what's still around from previous incarnations. The living walls outside make the smoky patio so much better.

Cons:

The outside upstairs area is teeny tiny, really more of a fire escape.

The stage last night looked like someone had watched Queer as Folk and tried to recreate Babylon.

Almost all of the Go Go Dancers look like they could use a sandwich or two. Curves are sexy, people, say it with me.

The birdcages (which for the most part are cool) look dangerous, have a tiny little support pole, and swing precariously when someone dances in them.

I couldn't find the underground lounge. Maybe it wasn't open?

Honestly, the true test will come when the line isn't around the block, and RuPaul goes back to heaven (which won't happen until at least tomorrow, as she has an encore performance tonight), and when you can move in the club, and find a place to sit down for a second. It will be interesting to see what this place is like in six months.

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