Nightranger: Adam Lambert Parties with Bare-Bottomed Boys (and Other Hollywood Night Tales)
Are we a glutton for punishment? Nah, just a glutton! Last night, we returned to Hollywood for Syndicate Hospitality Group's champagne and food feast media mixer at Eden, the new nightclub where we were not only denied entrance Friday night, but also barricaded outside for an hour as police investigated a shooting across the street.
It was the swanky oasis we expected, sure. But the real temptations occurred later, while seeking out a new happening -Animal- from Ana Calderon and Keith Wilson at My Studio (decided not to give in, based on the line) and finally, the androgynous amusements of Mr. Black at Bardot up the street where one of our favorite Adam's (no Eve) held court as bare bottomed boys slithered around like seductive, spandexed snakes.
Adam Lambert was sweet as apple pie, posing for pics with the fawning fembots -including yours truly- who dared to approach him (we remininsced about The Zodiac Show, which we saw him perform in a few times years back and which he reminded us, was often held downstairs at Avalon). Of course, Mr. Black boys (and girls) are some of the edgiest, artiest gays in LA, so most were too cool to drool over the "Idol" in the room. Still, we'd never seen the bash more bodacious or the crowd here more, "on" than last night.
Pop singer Erika Jayne was sexing up the booth next to Lambert, and we think in many ways she's got a shot to become his female equivalent. She gorgeous and glitzy with catchy dance floor come-ons recalling Britney and Gaga. Also in the house, co-hostess Lenora Claire (who tells us she busy readying a new art gallery, called Pop tART in downtown) and drag performer Rhea Litre (who'll be seen at Trannyshack LA at the Echoplex this Sunday).
Obviously Mr. Black aint going black anytime soon, and creator Luke Nero tells us he's got some big surprises in store in the next few months, including live music performances. Mz. Jayne? Glambert? A gal can wish, right?
Speaking of desires, Eden which started off our enchanted evening, sure is a sexy space.