Delirious Debut

Posted by Hearsay
September 8, 2007 1:02 PM |

Hearsay still mourns the day, years ago, when it woke up and was told to leave by Mr. P's staff. You can't pass out here again, they said, and you can't come here again, either, this place is closed. It's taken years to get over that tragedy -- and Hearsay's still got the scars and the bad knees to prove it. pasha.jpgBut now, Hearsay's thrilled to be able to return to the space again, now reborn and re-imagined as the magical and mystical Pasha. What a change! You walk up the stairs, and all you see is bright lights and floor-to-ceiling glass -- you can see everything that everyone is doing. And what a nice space it is, too.

This new lounge isn't gay, but it is beginning to have gay-themed parties, including Friday night's international and Latin party, Somos, and Bill "Beach Boy" Alldredge's Delirium Sundays, which kicked off over Labor Day weekend. Alldredge is the man behind Rehoboth's popular Atmos Events, and the D.C. resident says he was finally ready to bring his promoting experience to the Nation's Capital. The intent was in part to replace Mark "Neighborhood Needs" Lee's Lizard Lounge and offer the city a Sunday night dance venue. But Delirium is being touted even more as a Sunday tea dance, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and closing at 1 a.m. on regular Sundays and at 2 a.m. on holidays, to ensure patrons aren't too disturbing to the neighbors.

Hearsay didn't make it for the early part of the evening last Sunday, when local boy Kevin "High Regard" DuRard spun tea-dance tunes. Hearsay also arrived just a few minutes too late to catch Rachel "New York It Girl" Panay's performance. Also helping Alldredge christen his new party was DJ Michele "Spinmaster" Miruski, the former Velvet Nation resident who has been sorely missed around these here parts. Miruski added her high-energy beats to help the sizable, diverse crowd get into high spirits, even if, as Alldredge said, they had trouble finding the dance floor. You see that big square hole in the ceiling in the middle of the room, right after you enter? That's where you're supposed to dance, people! Work the poles, so the people on the second level can watch you dance. That's what it's all about. Some of the boys who figured it out included Mack "Keebler" Brown and Jay "Entemann" Campbell, and visiting from North Carolina Ivan "Northern" Canada and Mike "Southern" Baker. This week Delirium begins its regular Sunday night, with Rehoboth regular Ting "Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang" Azarcon handling tea dance duties until 9 p.m., and DuRaaaaaard taking over for prime time. If you've got an Atmos Card, entry is free until 7 p.m., and then always $5 less than the poor souls who don't have the card. But the card is free, so what are you waiting for? Go get carded....

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