WORK - SOLD OUT!
people have been asking me why i came up with WORK. it's funny because when i created it, i had no idea that it would be so well received. i was on the train one day and there were a small group of ghetto girls having a conversation about "gay men". actually, they said "faggots". one of them went on to say how gay men only like to party, do drugs and give each other AIDS. i couldn't believe her ignorance, but i was by myself so i didn't dare say a word to her and her posse. as i walked home i thought to myself, is there anything i could do to show people that without gay men, there would be alot of missings in this world. i mean the fashion world alone would be a puddle of mish mosh without gay men, let alone television and other forms of media. imagine for a second, our world without gay men. first of all, that would be hard to imagine because keep in mind, alot of gay men aren't even out. but if just for a second the omniscient one were to vaporize gay men, what would be left. mouths would drop. the kids would gag!
after hours of pondering, WORK popped into my head and there it was right before me. i thought about how rupaul coined the phrase "you betta WORK!" and i just trusted God that this would be the answer to my question. okay, so now that i had a title, what exactly would this WORK entail? yet another question. i figured that WORK could be any form of art really. it could be poetry, song, interpretive dance, paintings, sketchings, anything. anything that a person does with their mind, body and soul, in my opinion is WORK. everything fell into place after having a conversation with Raymonde Green, who i've known for several years. i approached him with this idea and he was thrilled that i'd asked him to host it. if you've ever met Raymonde, you'd know that he's not only tall, dark and handsome, but very charming and intelligent. PERFECT. i couldn't have chosen a better host. someone who was willing to work with me to make this showcase a success.
there we were opening night. we gave luke & leroy a cabaret style setting. the people didn't know what to expect. actually neither did we. the stage was laid out, the caution signs were taped all around, the candles were aglow, and the cones were set. each of the muses were ontime for their sound checks. downstairs was fastly filling up and buzzing with the anticipation of the event. the music was eclectic and the vibe was just right for an evening of WORK. the show was set to begin at 7PM. but of course, it started a little late because we wanted to make sure that the late comers were able to get a full dose of what they came for. i feel strange talking about the evening so i'm going to stop here. there were a few reviews that you should definitely check out.
but i will say this... WORK was SOLD OUT!