The Return of Brut!
I had been to Santos Party House once before for a Big Dipper show, but I only remember walking down a narrow-ish staircase leading to a small room downstairs with a tiny stage and a bar. It felt very private and exclusive, like Walt Disney’s private fun house of dancers, amazing music, a slight tinge of debauchery; a place we’ve only imagined in dreams and legend. I knew there was a space upstairs, but I’d never seen it. I had a lot of fun, save for the fact I was with someone with whom I was on the verge of breaking up. Anyway, I digress.
So, when I arrived to the venue for Brut last month I had no idea what to expect. All I knew of the party were the hot, half-naked leather-clad men on the flyer and The Carry Nation, who I love, were DJing. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed, I walked down the stairs toward coat check, penetrated the threshold of the dance floor and I was in heaven. It was like a fucking gay Disneyland of Leather and fur and beats and sweat. And upstair’s, was even better. I was in line to Splash Mountain, as I squeezed my way through the crowd, rubbing up against Beefy guys smelling of leather, being spritzed with the sweat of hundreds of men. And they were men, not boys, MEN. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. It truly was a dream.
I’m not usually one for large, packed crowds at parties, but this was different. I could’ve danced all night long. The only thing that could’ve made the night better would’ve been a parade of leather daddies & Furries and fireworks at the end of the night. I mean, there definitely were explosions of a certain kind, so I guess I can’t complain.
The next Brut takes place this Saturday March 28th at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St, 11pm with DJs Dan Darlington, U-Bahn and Peter Napoli
Tickets: $20 Advance/ $25 at the Door available: HERE
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