John Caffery presents the semi-legendary NYC dance party Mattachine!
DJs – John Caffery, Amber Martin, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson, and JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Shortbus)
Hosted by Regina The Gentlelady (Light Fires)
A lil’ history:
For over six years, Mattachine’s been packing the dance floor and overflowing onto the sidewalk at the West Village bar Julius’—the very bar where members of the Mattachine Society, the country’s first gay-rights, pinko-commie organization, demanded a drink in 1964 to fight against the city’s “no service for known homosexuals” law. If not for their “Sip-In,” there wouldn’t have been a Stonewall. Now, 50 years later, those men are honored once a month in Julius’ by scores of fancy-dressed folks careening into each other’s arm to the songs of queer yesteryear and beyond. Like John says, “ALL music is dance music!!”
Now they’re taking MATTACHINE on the road, promoting ethical homosexual culture everywhere. Tonight is your night to be an early-era, pinko-commie, downtown homo, demand your drink, and careen into someone else’s arms.