OUT magazine reports that circuit parties are an endangered species in the wild world of gay nightlife:
“The younger kids don’t want or need to follow in the footsteps of their older brothers,” says Tom Beaulieu, owner of Rise, a Boston nightclub. “They meet online and fit into the mainstream culturally.”
Okay, okay....I confess. I need help deciphering this olde skool retro-speak. Maybe I'm really out of the gay loop here....but can someone just tell me what a circuit party is?
( ha, just kidding )
But seriously, I was under the impression those crazy-long dance parties died a long time ago....the last time I heard much about 'em was back in the 90s, during the first wave of the glowstick-swinging rave scene. Then again, who knows, I could be totally wrong here. If am indeed out of Boston's gay loop, please let me know.
Anyway.... the OUT article is interesting reading, especially the part about future trends in the circuit par-tay scene. I'm glad they interviewed the owner of Rise, too....it's always cool to see local folks quoted in a national mag.
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