|by guest columnist Chris Riss|
June was all about Jack. Not Just Jack, but Jack Allegra. If you dont know Jack, you should. This Philly software mogul paid $2,600 for LOVE at Blue Moons buff Bachelor Auction, purchasing three beefy bachelors for his perverse pleasures. June 19th, Big Daddy Jack hosted 208 Hickmans titillating Tarzan party. Far more Janes swung by this packed party than Tarzans, including full figured Jane Russell a.k.a. "Big Girl", blonde bombshell Jane Mansfield a.k.a. Cliff Lushlash, Plain Jane a.k.a. Brian Barbra, monkey lover Jane Goodall a.k.a. Jeff Swishler and Jane Jetson a.k.a. Marge Horwitch. Local radio station, JANE, provided the music. Unfortunately, Calamity Jane a.k.a. housemate Tim Murray secretly drank most of the rum before the party started, causing shortages by 10:30 p.m. Fortunately, a purveying Purple Parrot flew in enough Baccardi just in time to keep the parched partiers and the monkeys on their backs swinging from the vines.
Meanwhile, 211 Lakes lushious lassies invited a fabulous 50 to celebrated Edsall Osogays 30 something and then some birthday. The notorious Lake house was softly lit with candlelight at Edsalls insistence. The light had to be dim enough to deceive the guests into believing Edsall is still in his early 30s. Consequently, there was a lot of tripping and bumping going on in the near darkness. Reflecting back on what little he can remember of the last four decades or so, Edsall is most grateful for seamless bifocals. When you see him next, in the light, see if you can see the seam.
Last Saturday evening Matt McCloys 40th birthday was celebrated at the storied Tony Burns Lake Comeguys condo. It was decided among the social illuminaries present, 37 Quillen matriarch Marvin Miller, cunning Mark Cunningham, LOVE maker Mark Aquirre, etc. that more gay gatherings to honor horse and human have occurred per square foot at Tonys than at any other Rehoboth residence. Tony also won the award for serving more strawberries, champagne, photos and endless stories than any other Rehoboth socialite. We can only hope that when were 75 we can keep it up as well as you Tony.
Jubilant July 4th weekends events start with 104 Stockleys Saturday sassy surprise summer soiree at 5 p.m. This homage to gay idol Eartha Kitt is entitled "Where is my Man". House grandma Joe Beard, Earthas 1960s stunt woman on TVs Batman, will slip into his old Catwoman suit for the occasion. Unreliable sources also report current house mother Scott Huch will don Earthas Wicked Witch of the West ensemble from Broadways recent revival of Wizard of Oz. Scott will no doubt be so convincing in the role guests will be tempted to throw water at him to determine if hes the real thing. Just purrrrrrrrfect.
From 9 p.m. - midnight, Saturday, July 3rd all are invited to 10 Georges 7th annual to see if Rehoboth party size queen Chris Riss, temperamental Tom Minnuto, burly Beary Hirsch, scrupulous Scott Calhoun, muscular Mike Casey, jovial Jon Radulovic, jaded Jarrod Sipe, cuddly Kitty Holiday and the irrepressible Iris can pull off another megapartylast year 850 attended. Park in the Robinson Drive neighborhood behind Silver Lake and follow the crowd walking down Route One to George Street.
After Rehoboths official fireworks on Sunday, July 4th get ready to Ooow and Ahhh at LOVE99. This fifth annual dance event at the Convention Center (229 Rehoboth Avenue) benefits Sussex County AIDS Committee (SCAC) and CAMP Rehoboth. $35 advance tickets are available on Poodle from Tom Minnuto, at CAMP Rehoboth or Lambda Rising, $45 at the door. The LOVE "fireworks" explode 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Light and fluffy summer dance music by Darryl Strickland, plus an open bar all night!
The Richmond revelers at 312 Bayard are producing their ode to the West on Saturday, July 10th, 9 p.m. with their "Wild, Wild West" hoe-down. Lead by special events expert David Campbell, this group has produced such parties as last years Gilligans Island extravaganza, Daisey May Clampet Cocktails and Love Shack 95. House sheriff David, wholl be wearing tight black James West pants, promises this party will wildly surpass all its predecessors. Housemate deputies David Shootswell and Rick Gowest will be frisking guests for hidden loaded pistols. If they find what theyre looking for youll be escorted directly to their bedroom for an in depth cavity examination.
After a much needed vacation in Provincetown, regular Being Scene columnist, Tom Minnuto, will resume seeing and being scene in the next issue of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 8, July 2, 1999