We had a magnificent gathering at the end of June. Here are some pics from the service–the theme was ECSTASY, inspired by Gay Pride, and Independence Day.
New York artist Harry Krishna created an instillation for our service that day. It was mostly found images, several of which were depictions of Michael Jackson. Harry had put the piece together the day BEFORE Michael Jackson died.
The wonderful Jennifer Miller performed for us that day–
she escaped from a straitjacket RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES! Here are some other fun images from that day. SHOES!!
Danyon and Emma!
Nikki and Gib!
The fabulous Patrice Quinn arriving just in time for The Mingling Ritual!
The remarkable Justin Sayre read the Cultural Calendar with aplomb!
We re-enacted that old acting exercise, HA, and laughed our asses off for a few solid minutes…IT WORKS!!
Who else but Jammie and Michael, in the most ECSTATIC outfits of the year. By the way, Jamie also contributed the food offering for this service, Sister Emily’s Pralines–dear lord, they’re heavenly. (ouch). As Jamie taught us to say, in the words of dear Sister Emily, “Comment-t’allez-vous, y’all?”
Our dear Jack and Jonathan.
Mona Mansour and her birthday cake!
A group of lovely pals–John Kellam (visiting from LA), Laural Meade (also visiting from LA, and sang for us in the service), Joanna Pee, Kelly Mares and Gib Frazier. Wonderful company.
Those sparkly Coloff sisters, Leah and Rachel. In a bit of synchronicity, Leah had her Coney Island purse on that day, which has the sign for the CYCLONE on the flap.
Here I am with two of my dearest dears–Laural and Patrice. Scrumptious!
LOOK! It’s Patrice and Bobby!
And now, our own Jeremy Bass, eating cake.
Incredible day. Thanks to Bobby for taking the pics, and to all the amazing people involved in the service, and to all the friends, old and new, who came out on a sparkling summer day, with the gay pride parade going by just a block away. It was an ECSTATIC moment. Love and Happiness.