Sunday, January 6, 2008
Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards
Paper Mag Nightlife Awards
For the third year in a row, a who's who of the freaks that make up the New York nightlife world came out to drink, be merry and get up to no good at PAPER Magazine's Nightlife Awards, presented by DIESEL.com, and held this year at the lovely and disco-ball-heavy Spotlight Studios in Times Square. Perez Hilton hosted; Lady Bunny DJ-ed; Q-Tip performed; Dos Equis and Svedka kindly provided the bevvies; shenanigans ensued. Highlights included:
Jackson Pollis, the (is he legal yet?) "fourth" Misshape filling in for absentee presenters Benjamin Cho and Moby. "You may know me from my Grammy-winning album Play featuring Gwen Stefani," he deadpanned.
Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, gay porn bad-boy Michael Lucas and PAPER's Mickey Boardman super-bantering during the People's Choice Awards segment of the evening, which devolved into a discussion of who on stage was a "bottom" and Michael Lucas bearing his six-pack.
Perez Hilton karaoke-ing to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Seeing the issue of PAPER on a jumbo screen outside of Spotlight Studios shining onto Times Square. We were kind of tearing up!
Perez Hilton making models Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo (whose name he didn't even pretend to be able to pronounce) walk the runway (i.e. the stage) and telling them if they wanted to make it onto his blog, they best make out. They didn't, alas. But still made it onto his blog.
Sally Singer and Andre J making a perfectly absurd and wonderful presenting duo!
The identically-dressed Six Six Sick girls winning the award for Best Party and Jordan Silver (whose party Circus 68 did not win) going up and throwing the microphone onto the stage.
Presenters Luigi Tadini and Kate Schelter -- they're just really, really cute.
Lady Bunny and (a disrobed) Andre J having what appeared to be a dance-off following the awards and preceding Q-Tip.
Q-Tip, Q-Tip and more Q-Tip! He played a medium-length, quite amazing set, featuring new stuff and old chestnuts like Electric Relaxation (from his Tribe days), "Breathe and Stop" and "Vivrant Thing." Clad in sweatpants and a long-sleeved T-shirt, Q-Tip tore the house down. His new album, The Renaissance is out Dec. 18.
And the Winners Are...
Best New Club: The Box
Best New Bar: The Anchor
Best Party: Six Six Sick
Best Gay Night: Cuckoo Club
Best DJ: Jacques Renault
Best Hotel with a Nightlife Scene: Bowery Hotel
Best Restaurant with a Nightlife Scene: Gemma
Best Nightlife Photographer: Cobrasnake
Best Designer with Influence on Nightlife: Threeasfour
Best Bar: Happy Ending
Best Club: The Box
Best Gay Night: Sundays at Metropolitan
Best DJ: Roxy Cottontail
Best Party: Cheeky Bastard
PAPER TV was there...
Magical Paper Awards by Cobrasnake
view of the stage ...
Yours truly ...
thomas onorato making an appearance
Larry T and Perez Hilton
Dos XX girls ...
Paper Mag Family ..
from what I hear the boy on the left and right are well known gay porn stars ...
the lovely Miss Nicole Nelch and Stuart Diaz of Mr. Black
the "happy guys" .. Adrian Gallo of Double Happiness and Oliver Pihlar of Happy Ending
Q tip closed out the night and KILLED IT!