Someone once said to me, fairly curtly, that they found it ridiculous that I would waste any time at all posting pics from Bingo from weeks that were even two or three weeks passed, much less two to three to four months in the past. I guess I understand that. In today's era where pics are posted as something happens, I might as well be postin pics from a decade ago.
But you know, it matters to me and I'm pretty sure it matters to the guests and the stars that show up for our little soiree every Wednesday night .... and while I wish my life was constructed to do it the day after, I kind of find it nice to be able to look back at these times with some fondness.
Like the April 3rd night. I had just started the contract on the day job and I think I was kind of in a stunned state during this show. I'd gone to what seemed like a normal temp job, and suddenly I was thrust into helping plan a dozen events for hundreds and hundreds of people in several locations in the tri state area. Yikes. I do love it but oy, I was not prepared for it.
But I have to say.... as the weeks have gone by, I have found a certain kind of joy in doing the show. Since the job is so button up, showing up at Uncle Charlies and drinking and saying all sorts of naughty things, is a great release.
Anyway, I welcomed Gay Men's Chorus Queen Lily Putian and current Mr. Eagle Arsenio as my guests that night - and we raised funds for Terry Christopher's Wisconsin AIDS Ride. The place was packed with Chorus people throughout the evening and we raised a few bucks for Terry's ride, which is coming up.
Terry is, by coincidence, Bingo's beneficiary next week, Wednesday July 17. And also by coincidence, this Sunday's Bad Boys on the Hudson (the final one by the way in case you hadn't heard) will benefit Arsenio's Cycle for the Cause ride in late September. And if you're looking for more return engagements, look to August 7th when Lily and the Chorus Butch will darken our door again - and unleash all manners of Chorus talent out into the world. More on that in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, you can check out the night through a few pics, courtesy of our photographer, AB.
Naturally, there'll be more pics of other weeks coming soon (hot Will Swagger, Mike Dreyden pics & more!) .