Tantric Tuesdays at Blu…Yawn!

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So…we gave it a chance, we really did. And actually, we think it has potential. Reminds of us Wednesday nights at Champs in the early days.(Which by the way…still packed!) But…and sad to say, the only thing Blu has to offer on Tuesdays right now is amazing go-go dancers, which incidentally we already knew, an amazingly sensual atmosphere and actually pretty good DJ’s.

The problem…BIG WARNING!!! This night appears to be for girls who want guys just for their money and guys that have nothing else to offer but a wad of cash to burn. Imagine a bunch of mid twenty year old guys in Ed Hardy Tee shirts, sports jackets and True Religion Jeans and girls in skimpy dresses and overly tan faces and you have Tantric Tuesdays. (We are even including a picture of the dance floor at 12:30 am, just to give you an impression of the true excitement this event held!
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Where is Everyone? Hopefully in the future, Tantric Tuesdays will grow in participation and maybe we can make it a really enjoyable evening. Come on folks, there’s nothing else going on in Indy on Tuesday nights, right? So…given some time and people dedicated to making it better, we are hoping Blu doesn’t give up and keeps building Tantric Tuesdays! Better marketing and less VIP would make it more patron friendly.

See ya on some random Tuesday night!

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Wow…we didn’t expect to NEARLY get the responses we did! And as many as we received! Apparently some people liked what we’ve said and others, well let’s just say, we’ve heard your warnings. Nonetheless, before we go on, let us make this clear…This is not intended to be more “Gay Drama” as one reader so eloquently wrote. Nope, sorry folks. We could really care less. Just writing about what people bring us and our views. We said from the beginning this was intended to make Indy a BETTER social scene; and that is our purpose. I think what was seen as our judging of certain establishments was mistaken; obviously if you see us at the same place every weekend it probably means we enjoy those establishments. We are just trying to spotlight those places that continue to raise the bar and hopefully offer some social diversity to Indy’s scene. We just want it to constantly be better and better! We will NEVER write anything negatively which will harm others, hopefully, and if so, inform us and we will take it down. We only hope to come together and make Indy better! If we criticize, it’s really only to offer suggestions…and if we praise, well it’s because we need more of that, right?

This will be witnessed this week as we write reviews on Rehab at Bella Vita’s The Palms(Amazing!), as well as Tantric Tuesdays at Blu. We will also highlight Britney Mason, Miss Indiana USA 2008 who is attempting to positively rev up Indy’s social scene by hosting several events this summer(she already hosted the kick off of Rehab and The Fantasy 500 Party) as well as local, small town folk who contribute to our great city.

No guys, sorry. No real drama here at all. Just trying to make our city a better place. But please, continue with your comments…

Out of the Closet…

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So here we go! In honor of Indy Pride, we decided to “come out” with our blog utilizing this weekend as the perfect opportunity to “christen the bow”, so to speak on our social blog of Indy’s activities. Some! May not like what we say or how we say it, but we hope that just gives them motives to change.

This past weekend, Indianapolis celebrated “Indy Pride 2009”, an annual event celebrating gender identity and sexual orientation…but really; it appeared no different than any other year. Alcohol tents, lesbian singers imitating The Indigo Girls, homos drinking and judging one another, rainbow flags and porto pots stinking up the streets. What should be a time of gay people coming together in Indy to join in our diversity once again ended up in a day of drunkenness, middle finger antics and should we say…some drag drama? Most of us don’t know the cattiness that occurs behind the scenes…the real story. And neither do we, but we might know enough.

This year’s background story goes to Alana Steele, one of Indy’s top drag sensations and Talbott Street’s retired, or should we say “resigned” legends, since no one is telling the real story. Alana will always have an amazing following, as was apparent yesterday at the Pride festivities. As the first headliner of Indy’s drag performances, out of line and not in conjunction with the other performers, interestingly in itself, Alana amazed the watchers with a roundup performance with dancers, props and costume changes. What was even more amazing was the box sitting by the street less than fifteen minutes later filled with Alana’s costumes and props. What could she have allegedly, possibly have done to a certain top bar owner as well as pageant judge/owner and drag aficionado(who care’s right?) that would upset her so much that would help Alana’s drag to appear on the street and for Alana to perform out of line? What’s the real story? Hmmmm…we don’t know the truth on either side…but we would love to be informed!

Highlight of this year’s street celebration was the competing DJ’ing of DJ Deanne and DJ Jared Curry. For over an hour they traded off spinning and “passing the mic”, as the crowd danced in the street and on the stage. Interestingly enough, we were wondering why they couldn’t spin this good when playing sets at Talbott Street. Absolutely amazing! As a close old friend of Jared Curry, it’s great to see a small town local go from making mixed tapes on a tape player to headlining at Indy Pride 2009…Great job Jared and Stephanie! You guys add flava flav much needed to Indy…

Which brings us to Talbott Saturday night. Why oh why did you even have a drag show? Get it right, just once. World famous Inaya Day and DJ Mike Cruz on the main stage and a drag show going on to the side. We don’t understand. The same way we didn’t understand why 45 Degrees had a basketball game on in the background at the Wicked Disco Party. Anyway, in some cities, Mike Cruz could get $20 to $30 entrance fee, and Talbott was packed, playful and pleasurable. One thing though, it would be really nice just once if Talbott’s elitist staff didn’t give the impression of being a “family” who allows no insiders. Come on folks, after all, you’re just a bar, and we are paying you for our drinks and admission. Sad to think patrons have to go to certain bartenders, namely Bennett, for being amazing and friendly, because others are so incredibly rude and standoffish. Well, anyway, bars come and go, we just hope Talbott stays around, we always have such a good time…we hope they aren’t having any troubles???

Certain people do deserve a positive “Pink Carpet” attention spotlight for positively contributing to this weekend…Namely, Keith Washington, proprietor of Mass Avenue Video who is extremely friendly and always looks professional. A true class act for Indy’s Gay scene. Also Mike Leeper, a local police officer who manned the crowds, and Steve Turner and Sam Cronk; a role model gay couple responsible for helping build Indy’s Pride celebration this weekend!

We would have loved to have made it to Zoobilation and The Talbott Street Art Fair, but unfortunately…we can’t be everywhere…

All said and done, we had a great time, as we hope you did…Next year, maybe less cattiness, more LOVE…eye’s open, we’re watching

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