Sunday, November 25, 2007

Disco Ball, Y'all

Friday's Season of Concern event at Hydrate was wonderful!

We may not have packed the place with people, but several friends - - old and new - - came by to put a little money in the collection can for Season of Concern, load up on cocktails and trade tryptophan remedies.

And how can you have anything but great time with cutie-patootie Philip greeting you at the door!!

P.S. Philip added an uber-fabulous vest to this ensemble later in the evening. With all his costume changes, he was officially declared "Cher for the Night" which pissed off more than one drag queen, let me tell you!

Thanks to Philip for working the door.

No, he didn't "work the door" in the dirty sense. Although, he's so cute, I'm sure a few people wished he had.

The lovely Doug from over at I Get That A Lot and our mutual great friend, talented actress, singer and fundraiser extraordinaire Karen joined in the festivities.

Doug and Karen both attend every Season of Concern event. And if they're not attending an event for Season of Concern, that's usually because they produced it, sponsored it or are performing in it! They are the life-blood of our organization. Thank you, Karen and Doug, for all that you do for SOC!


And thank you to Dan for always being there to help out and to Hydrate's very own Eric for putting together this event for Season of Concern, organizing the alcohol sponsorship, creating all of the promotional materials, etc.

You're the best, Eric. I greatly appreciate all you do for SOC!

And last but not least, thanks to Catty Bitch for poking his head in for a hug and a "Hey, girl!" and thanks to ARE YOU THERE, BLOG? commenter Rob for attending and saying hello!

You Chicago boys need to know: Rob is a catch! Tall, dark, handsome, funny and very nice.

What am I saying? No, guys. You don't want Rob. Not at all. Leave him to me. Or I'll cut you!

18 comments:

Polt said...

If Philip ever does need help working the door...in THAT way, let me know! I'll help him!!!!

Frankly though, I'd just like to work Philip...but whatever...

HUGS...

Shirley Heezgay! said...

Kinda jealous over here that so many familiar faces/names were there.

Toronto is fun, too, ya know.

congratulations on a great event!

Rob said...

Hey, Stephen...thanks for a fun event! Was great to meet you in person. As far as your other comments.....you must have been drinking more than I noticed ;)
Take care.

Aaron said...

I wish I could have been there, but I only just got back in town Saturday! I hope to see you this Friday, though, at the SOC happy hour event...I hope some of these handsome fellows will be working the door THERE as well!

Stephen Rader said...

Polt - I will definitely let him know. :)

Shirley Heezgay - We'll all have to pack up and head to Toronto some day very soon to play with you. I would love that!

Rob - Thanks for coming! It was great to meet you. And I only speak the truth!

Aaron - I will see to it that handsome men are in abundance this Friday. And since you're a handsome fellow yourself, it will be quite an attractive gathering, now won't it?

Catty Bitch said...

Just wish I could have stayed...

Stephen Rader said...

Catty Bitch - It was wonderful to see your cute face!

khbronson said...

Hmmmm....picture looks like I'm needing another cocktail! :)

It was much fun being there and seeing everyone! And looking at the cutie bartender! LOL

Michael said...

Glad it went well!

Stephen Rader said...

Karen - You look adorable as always!! And that bartender is a cutie, isn't he? And straight. Remember, he's straight!!! :)

Michael - It did. We missed your cute face, though!

Dana said...

What?! Cute straight guy? Where?!

Stephen Rader said...

Dana - The bartender at Hydrate is cute and nice and straight. But you're in London. London's packed with those kind of guys, right?

Dana said...

No. London is packed with lots and lots of hot gay men. And married guys. And I ain't dating married guys. Yet.

Stephen Rader said...

Dana - Save a few of the hot gay guys for me. I'm on the next plane to hope the pond!!!

Alex said...

When these things happen, this is when I miss Chicago the most.

Stephen Rader said...

Alex - We miss you, too. Always.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Bitch did you know your photo is all over the issue of NightSpots this week? You and Doug and Miss Karen. At first I saw you and that glorious bald head of yours and Doug in Kirk's column. And mentioned as Miss Rader of all things! Then other candid and scandalous photos of you and the gang at Hydrate.

The incriminating photos are not on the website yet but they should be soon: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/nightspots.html

Stephen Rader said...

Thomas - The paparazzi. They killed Diana, you know. They aren't gonna get me!!!

Thanks for letting me know! Today: Nightspots. Tomorrow: BROADWAY!!!