Fasten your seat belts, kids...the July 4th holiday marks a serious turning point in the summer social calendar. From here on out expect a steady flow of house parties every Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight and dozens of dirty cocktail parties from 5 to 8 p.m. Kudos to the participating beach houses. Your theme ideas are nothing short of spectacular. The Rehoboth arts and crafts stores thank you. As for the non-participating beach houses, well, you are equally fabulous because we know you'll be spending all your time laboring over fierce costumes! As a reminder, spare glue guns, glitter and glitzy gal stuff can be found at 208 Rodney, the new headquarters for high fashion in Rehoboth Beach. Call Mr. Sandy Pants a.k.a. Cliff Lassahn to place an order.
Anyone around in June was probably witness to the Double L "Tom of Finland Fashion Show," and the Blue Moon "Bachelor Auction." Both star-STUDded events featured Rehoboth's hunkiest men including rising porn star Miguel Cazorla, kinky Ken Harris, Heinie Buns, Bill Pullnpush and Victor Widecheeks. Bachelorette, Joyce Felton, garnered the highest bid at the auction from love maker, Mark Aguirre. The Blue Moon is currently having a contest to see who can accurately guess which two auctionees locked themselves in the back office and why. All we know for sure is that a package was delivered there. The size of the package, the bachelor who received it, and if its contents exploded under pressure, are yet to be determined.
A severe thunderstorm certainly can't hold a good queen downespecially when there are three simultaneous parties going on. No sir-ee. These days you put on your best Abercrombie Bitch baseball cap and go! Said parties were located at the Back Porch Caf, 88 Sussex Street and 217 Philadelphia. While each party received favorable comments, a few incidents at 217 Philly were in question, such as the so-called power outage caused by the storm, followed by the disappearance of four boisterous boys. The rumor mill suggests that the boys sneaked up into the atticwhich was off limitsand started a storm of their own. Fortunately, most guests were unable to differentiate from the rumbling and rolling outside to the romping and wrestling that was occurring right above their heads!
Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it (sort of). Patrons of the Double L Bar will think twice before making any more late night wish lists. While the bar was preparing to close down one evening, the remaining stragglers had one thing on their mindsbutch bartender, Andrew Criss. It was the "snake in his pants" everyone was after. But as fate would have it, the only snake the men were going to get that night, was the real, live rat snake that slithered through the front door. After a series of high-pitched squeals from the crowd, co-owner John Meng "escorted" the snake back to the woods. Onlookers went back to exchanging casserole recipes.
The Democratic National Committee held it's "Red, White & Blue" party at the home of Dr. James D'Orta at 123 Silver Lake last Saturday. Hundreds turned out for the fundraiser, including special guests, Billy Bean, a former major league baseball player, and Andy Tobias, author and DNC Treasurer. 104 Park's Mark Furman, who has a natural affection toward baseball players, took one look at Mr. Bean and fell madly in love. Mark has since broken up with his imaginary Baltimore Orioles boyfriend, Brady Anderson.
Meanwhile, over at 10 George, Mike Casey and Eddie Jamison hosted a 40th Birthday party for Baltimore's Keith Gilcreist. In an amazing twist for the members of 10 George, all the names on their guest list were people they actually knew. How confusing that must have been. Nevertheless, the evening was filled with entertainment, including an abs contest that was initiated by housemate and Men's Fitness centerfold, Doug Williams.
To find good gossip, one doesn't have to look very far. Here's some juice from about town:
Rehoboth Beach Gayzette's gossip gal, Russellina, has gone blonde! Although gays don't recruit, word is she's trying to convince roving reporter, Glenda, to follow suit. What is it with these gossip columnists wanting to be blonde, anyway? They certainly didn't get the idea from me (grin).
318 Hickman, the home of Pool boy Petie Melchiorre and Chris Riss, has been nicknamed "The Hickman Baths." A 70's disco room, a hot tub, late night parties...you get the idea.
CAMP Rehoboth's Steve Elkins is hitting the half-century mark on July 2nd! We all know he's 25 at heart. Wish him the best the next time you see him or e-mail him at email@example.com.
This weekend, on Saturday, July 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m., 104 Stockley says "Let's Play Doctor!" Very cute theme. I'm sure by the time it's over about half the crowd will have opened up and said "Ahhh." Okay Rehoboth, this is the very first of the summer theme parties, let's make it count.
Then...don't miss out on LOVE2000, the annual dance benefit. It goes from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Rehoboth Convention Center. The event is open bar with DJ Darryl Strickland. Buy your tickets for $35 each at Lambda Rising, CAMP Rehoboth, or on Poodle Beach. Don't delay, they will be $45 at the door, if any are left. All proceeds are being donated to Sussex County AIDS Committee, CAMP Rehoboth, The Women's Project and the technology program of the Cape Henlopen School District.
Next weekend, on Saturday, July 8th from 6 to 10 p.m., you're invited to 123 Silver Lake, the home of Dr. James D'Orta, for the "Out at the Top" party. This is the Human Rights Campaign's National Capital Area Federal Club event to honor people who are "Out" at the top of their profession. Party of Five's Mitchell Anderson will be a special guest. One catch, though, you must be 21 to attend. For more information contact Meyer Persow at firstname.lastname@example.org.Finally, to receive Rehoboth's gay online newsletter, Rehoboth Beach NEWS & NOTES, you need to put your name on the mailing list. E-mail Tom@BeachHouseNetwork.com, type ADD ME in the subject line, and be sure to include your first and last name in the body of the e-mail (first name is acceptable for the shy). Rehoboth Beach NEWS & NOTES will give you timely updates on happenings about town, information about upcoming social events, real estate news, and so on! So don't wait another day. Subscribe to NEWS & NOTES today. It's 100% free!
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 10, No. 8, June 30, 2000.