I can't say that I've ever been much of a Halloween enthusiast (with the exception of the early '90s, rave years of my uber-youth. If I can find that photo of me at 14, with Tammy Faye-esque lashes and blue glitter shadow, I will post it), so this year was a pleasant departure from the ordinary. Last night, I persuaded an always dapper friend to be the nominal Clyde to my Bonnie and then went to a stylish soiree in Soho. From there it was on to a couple of bars to catch up with my boyfriend, who kept texting me to say he had gone somewhere else. Charming.
Lolita, our second stop, was way fab, as Clyde (a different Clyde) was wearing a groovy kilt and we caught up for a bit as I hadn't seen him since his recent vacation. Out and about in the East Village, George and I saw John Waters - easily the ultimate celebrity sighting for a couple of kids from Maryland - just as we caught up with everyone. Of course, Bryan was ever the good sport, playing chaperone, showing the town to a bunch of 22-year-olds (seeing as his younger brother was in town from the West Coast), whose response to our mad giddiness was, "Did he direct Happiness?" I felt rather aggrieved, and it was all I could do to restrain myself from saying, "For fuck's sake, you idiots..." and then rattling off every film he directed. Actually, that's exactly what I did.
It was around 2am (post-daylight savings) by that point, the bar we ended up at was almost empty, and what must have begun as a quartet of girls dressed as the foursome from Heathers had dwindled to a tired-looking pair. It was clearly time to move on. Tonight, I caught the Tiger Lillies for the third year in a row. A little while after I arrived home, a friend who got to the party last night just after I left called to say that she sincerely hopes a photo of her tits doesn't end up on a certain well-read website tomorrow morning.
All in all, good times.