Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"And It Was Grand Just To Stand With His..."

A few years ago, I was drinking with my friend Dawn-Marie on a Sunday afternoon at Sidetrack.

For the non-Chicagoans, Sidetrack is a gay video bar and on Monday nights and Sunday afternoons, they play hours and hours of musical theatre clips. It may sound like Hell to you, but from my first visit, I knew that I had found my people.

Also, they serve fruit-flavored vodka slushies. It's what I hope heaven will be.


It was one of the summer holiday weekends and the bears were in town (gay bears, not football bears). I'm pretty sure that every single bear visiting Chicago was in Sidetrack on this particular Sunday and I loved it. There is nothing better than a room full of sweaty, hairy, bare-chested bears singing "Oklahoma!" at the top of their lungs.

Dawn-Marie and I were in the middle of the main room and I looked up at the slightly raised balcony-like area to our right to see two very hot bears, naked from the waist up. One was sitting on a stool and the other was standing beside him, kissing the seated bear all over.

Their kissing was very hot, but that wasn't what caught my eye. You see, the one standing had his jeans unbuttoned. All the way. No underwear to keep the breeze from hitting his boys or me from staring at his stuff. I could almost see all of it. He was about to let it all hang out. I was mesmerized.

I tapped Dawn-Marie on the shoulder - - pointing out the hot "just above the floor" floor show - - and just as we looked up, the seated bear went down on the nearly naked standing bear. I was stunned. Amazed. Jealous.

Then - - and this is the absolute truth - - the video changed and the entire bar was filled with Judy Garland singing The Trolley Song.

The bear blowjob meets Judy's Trolley Song. The homosexual equivalent of "crossing the streams."

I looked at Dawn-Marie and said...

"Well, this is the gay conundrum. What do we watch? Judy or the blowjob?"

Dawn-Marie took a drag of her cigarette and said...

"Oh honey, you've got THIS on tape. Watch the blowjob!"


My television choices tonight remind me of that brilliant Sunday afternoon.

Even though I have TiVo and even though I know that Bravo will run the finale over and over for the next 82 years...

What do I watch?

The Project Runway finale or the final McCain / Obama debate?

I know, I know... Reclaim the White House BEFORE you conquer Bryant Park.

But wouldn't life be so much better if Nina Garcia was the debate moderator?

12 comments:

james said...

i'm no Runway watcher, but i'd love to see tabatha, of tabatha's salon makeovers, tear into palin (or mccain, for that matter). you can watch the runway, then catch the post-game show on cnn with anderson cooper and john king and the whole gang. my bf and i will be doing that, and switching between cnn and msnbc for the analysis.

yinyang said...

Well, you can always watch the debate on the Internet. Hulu, for example, has been putting up the debates the day after they air.

jer said...

this is the funniest post ever. funny...because in my house we're having a full on fight about it.

the hobbit said...

Baby, wherever you got that picture of that delicious man in the truckbed, tip a bitch off, because slather me in Apple Butter and smack me on the ass! that is a hot man.

Project Christopher said...

Stephen... how is it that you find yourself in all these situations?? If you could crawl through the screen and join Judy with your own overdramatized CLANG CLANG CLANG version, you would... but since you can't, and she's dead and wormy, you should have climbed up the level and helped the bears with the honeycomb!

cb said...

Not that the blowjobing bears wouldn't have been hot... it just would have creeped me out a bit. Being at Sidetrack. during showtunes.

There's inappropriate, and then there's INAPPROPRIATE.

Mark in DE said...

Love the hot hairy guy in the photo, as well as your story.

I'm so OVER the political debating that it was no contest for me last night as I hunkered down for Project Runway.

Mark :-)

RAD said...

I love it...Nina would be so good!! I must admit I watched PR first on the DVR then the deabte...I know shame on me...

larry said...

i have the trolley song on a judy garland documentary, so i would watch the blow job. btw is that what goes on in sidetrack now?????

Stephen Rader said...

larry - No, that is definitely not par for the course at Sidetrack these days. That was my one and only blowjob spotting in that particular bar, and the Sidetrack security ushered them out so quickly that none of us got a great show. What we saw was nice, though. :)

Thanks for the comment. Great blog, by the way.

larry said...

i remember a video of esther williams jumping off a trapeze into a pool and the crowd yelled, DON"T JUMP! lots of fun there!

larry said...

the hairy guy is nice,too. and as for OKLAHOMA, i,m just a girl who can't say no!