Random Thoughts: Last Night
Invasion of the New Yorkers
Any time we detect a New Yorker at Blackout (and it's always obvious), we pull them to the side and ask how LA parties compare to the East Coast. We usually hear the same thing: New Yorkers are very strict at the door, it's always butt-naked, and the bruthas are more aggressive. LA comes off as too passive. However, Blackout is considered to be the best out here, in their view. We won't argue with that.
Last night, we had at least 3 bruthas from New York. One of them volunteered to take over Blackout. He would end all socializing near the bar, every party would be butt-naked, and a discretionary door would be strictly enforced. Damn, I don't know if LA can handle that.
The energy level was unusually high last night, particularly around the bar (maybe a little too lively). Our doorman doubled as DJ and provided a playlist that definitely fit the vibe. He even smoked a blunt inside Blackout. We usually don't allow that, but he was sexy as fuck.
Special shout-out to the 43 bruthas who supported us last night. We are grateful. Another shout-out to the Black AIDS Institute for providing condoms and Astroglide to promote safe sex.
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