The Saint At Large annual Black Party returns to NYC next weekend when at 10 pm on Saturday night, 24 March 2007, the Roseland Ballroom open its doors for the Rites XXVIII: Holy War The Black Party.
I am proud to say that Frank Gramarossa and I were amongst its first guests a few weeks after its Septmeber 1980 opening. Add to that fact, the March 1987 Black Party invitation featured an image of me by close friend Robert Mapplethorpe. And some of protest images were on display, last year, in the bathroom lounge area. See my SOME HANDS - Black Party Exhibit - NYC 25 March 2006 vidoe.
This year’s theme is a colorful amalgam of contemporary sports, theatrically staged as a gladiator-style holy war. Music for the 18+ hours will reflect the testostorone-infused, Hi-NRG pace of a NASCAR race that builds to a sexually-charged climax. Continuing its well-established formula of introducing sexy European talent to the dance marathon, Michael Marx, a leading Parisian DJ will make his first American appearance opening for international superstar DJ/Producer Tony Moran who will be making his own Black Party debut.
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The above photo of DJ Tony Moran was taken during the 2007 Winter Party's Sunday Beach Party in South Beach Miami.