Touché got “rubbed out” last weekend. Thanks to everyone that came out and supported Mr Midwest Rubber 2016. Thanks to our judges Feral Jack-Mr Rubber Montreal 2015, Joe Spaceman-MWR2015, Todd Harris-MCL2016, Christina Court (who seemed to garner the biggest cheer) and our Mr International Rubber 2016 Jeffrey. And I was so pleased to have Jeff Willoughby back on his feet and onstage to host our big contest. Lastly a special shout out to our first Mr Midwest Rubber Dan The Rubberman for jumping in and helping us pull it all off and lead the introductions on Friday.
We only had one contestant (com ‘on you rubber guys, get your ball up and get in the contest next year) but he did work hard. It was not a given that as the only contestant he would automatically be awarded the title. The judges set the bar and not only did he reach the score required, he passed it easily.
Mr Midwest Rubber 2016 is Pup Icarus from Chicago. I’ve been holding off posting this for photos of our MWR2016. I’ll post them next week, as there is plenty of news to get out this week. And you’ll see more of him around Touché as he prepares to represent us at MIR in November.
It’s looking to be the hottest week in several years. Take care and cool off any night this week at Touché. Join us for COCK&TAIL HOUR weekdays 6-9pm for discounted drinks. We’ve made certain our AC keeps it cool in here.
It will also be another hot weekend at Touché as well. We finally got our calendar in sync with Avant Garde this coming Friday. Brent & Jim will head down from Milwaukee for a Piercing Night at the bar with specials on all body piercings. These guys are to notch experts at this craft and ready to serve you this night. It’s been quite a while since we have had them down for a visit so there should be plenty of piercing to catch up on. Join us early and get that piercing you’ve been wanting done by these pros.
Then be ready for a very special night on Saturday. Since the 1976 party last April, I have been asked repeatedly to do another 70’s music night. Before we do that, let’s take you back to another great decade and one of Chicago’s legendary gay dance clubs – CAROL’S SPEAKEASY.
Carol’s Speakeasy in Old Town was the home of some of the biggest gay parties in Chicago. The huge dance floor, multiple bars, the best sound in town made it possible to dance, party and have a wild time throughout the 80’s. I was honored to manage the bar from …1985 till it’s closing in 1991.
We hosted the post IML Contest parties, present the biggest porn stars of the time and live performances by several of the biggest recording artists of the decade from Bronski Beat to the Weather Girls. When we booked top male dancers like Hunter and the Headliners, folks lined up down the block to get in on the fun.
And Halloween was Carol’s big bash, elaborate themes and a $1,000 cash prize for the best costume meant up to 200 costumes paraded across the stage. We introduced C&W dancing to Chicago and hosted many live shows and benefits over the 13 years Carol’s Speakeasy was here.
We’ll share images and photos from many of these great events and several of the staff that served at the bar. Check the video screens and the walls and see who and what you remember from those great nights.
And of course it’s all about the music that kept us dancing till dawn. DJ Harry T is working hard to line up the biggest hits from the decade and all are welcome to boogie again.
There’s no cover. Dig out and bring along your Carol’s Speakeasy membership and show it to me. I’ll show you my original paper card before we started the photo IDs. Let’s get back to “WHERE CHICAGO PARTIES”
If all this heat is getting to you, you definitely need to spend Sunday at Touché for our BEER BUST. $1 drafts, sodas and Cactus Juice shots will quench your thirst as you cool down. Our After the Beach Party begins at 3pm with free eats and great raffle prizes, including a Touché fun in the sun pack, your chance to snag a Touché beach towel. Skip the movie theaters, the Club Room is cool and dark and our Sunday Movie Night features the latest Blu-Ray releases on our hi-def big screen with surround sound. Great spot to cool down (or heat up if the right guy sits next to you)
The RIDE FOR AIDS may be over but there’s still the LAST MILE RAFFLE. Team Touché lined up a Disney World Day pass package for 4 (or you can take them for a 4-day visit yourself) during their fundraising for TPAN. They decided to share this prize with the other teams and TPAN has added three other big ticket prizes for this final raffle for 2016.
Tickets are available at the bar or from the riders on our Team, just $10 each. The big drawing will be held here at the bar on Sunday afternoon, July 31st. You don’t have to be here to win, but this will be a great time to say thanks to our riders for doing an outstanding job, raising over $25,000 AND riding 200 miles. Get your tickets and be here.
July stays hot for another week. ONYX will be here to host their Club Night next Friday and next Saturday is our RIPE PARTY night. Hot go-go guys, dim lights and deep beats will add up to a hot night at Touché. Take advantage of our free clothes check to stay cools.
Of course, I’ll go for a cold one right night. Wanna meet me at the bar?