Wroof! Hey San Francisco, you might have forgot, but back in August you came out to our last Dickslap, and you looked super super cute, so consider this our missed connection, because we want to reconnect with all of you this Saturday back at The Eagle to look this good again, with special guests Alison Swing (LA), Trevor Sigler, Abominatrixx, Johnny Rockitt, Stratten, Tirrell, Tyler Rush and Jake, get in it!
Photos by Allen Jordan
Adore Delano's new single "I C U," whose video was released in tandem with the airing of the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2 episode that features her tearful, self-imposed exit, shows Delano in a deconstructed streetwear cocoon; multicolor fur patchwork coat, a trompe l'oeil visor, inverted basketball jerseys and forest green braids. RPDR judge Michelle Visage was initially blamed for Delano's September 1 departure from the program (Visage received death threats to that effect, at least) and it's probably no coincidence that the "I C U" neo grunge aesthetic is precisely the kind of alt look that the judge has been known to pan on the show.
Even the song's lyrics throw subtle shade at the RPDR powers that be. In them, Delano announces the break-up with a lover she once loved, but with whom she has now grown apart.
Honey, I loved the feeling that you gave to my sickly heart
You wanted space even though we're a million miles apart
It's time to pull the plug
We're done, through and through
But you can't say Delano didn't give her relationship with reality TV her best shot. She got her start as a California teen on the seventh season of American Idol, singing her way to the semi-final round. With that appearance under her belt Delano was a natural choice for Drag Race, and thrived on the episodes, eventually taking second place to foul-mouthed comedy queen Bianca del Rio.
Though she originally expressed hesitation at re-entering Drag Race's world of catty backstage conversations and sudden death lip sync rounds, Delano only made it to the second episode before tearfully telling Ru that it was time for her to back out. The judges were mean, she said, it wasn't what she had signed up for.
Fans were distraught, but they shouldn't be. Delano had just achieved clarity about what she wanted from her career — concerts and studio time, not confession booths and wardrobe challenges. With the release of "I C U" she was letting the reality TV juggernaut know that their time together had come to a close — and perhaps foisting on us a gentle reminder that Drag Race is not the entirety of her artistic career. After all, she has released two dance pop albums to date: 2014's Till Death Do Us Party and this year's After Party.
With "the show" behind her, Delano has put herself into the driver's seat. It's now or never when it comes to her musical career, which begs the question: are you down? Will you be at her Nark Magazine Pacific Northwest tour Oct. 27-30? The babe took the time to chat with us about the really important issues like talk show trolls and weed preferences, read on to learn what kind of joint to throw on stage when you come through for one of her stage turns.
NARK MAGAZINE: You’re a high femme too! What’s your favorite kind of weed, indica or sativa? Do you have a favorite strain? You’re also Californian, do you have your medical card or are you waiting out legalization?
ADORE DELANO: I’m a sativa boy! And yes, I have my medical card!
NM: Do you perform stoned or is that a no-go? And is it true that queens aren't allowed to smoke while they're on the show? (If that's true) what do you think of that rule?
AD: I perform stoned all the time. I find it helps my brain and voice work more fearlessly.
NM: You mentioned that Raven Symone’s “gross” comment was the catalyst for your exit from All Stars 2. Why do you think the show was edited to make it look like Michelle compelled your exit?
AD: Michelle and Raven were equally nasty that day, I just don't know Raven personally so taking it from her was a bit harder. Her comment wasn't the catalyst for my exit, it was the cherry on top of a fucked up sundae in my head. It was all just too much.
NM: Was Ru trolling us when she chose Raven to be a judge on Drag Race? Some of the stuff she said on The View about race in particular was pretty tragic.
AD: I love Whoopi.
NM: Give me the short list of artists or producers you’d like to work with in your musical career.
AD: I wanna wait until I die because all of my idols are no longer on this planet we call earth.
NM: You’ve pretty much worked all angles with reality TV at this point. Is it safe to say you’re done, or is it a lifelong addiction?
AD: I’ve only been on two reality show competitions which both showcased talents of mine. I will never do that again.
NM: Let’s end this on a high note. Please share an unpopular opinion you have.
AD: I hate dark chocolate.
Check Out Adore Delano live in concert up and down the west coast this Halloween, 10/27 in Portland, 10/28 in Seattle and 10/30 in San Francisco!
Guess what guys, Dickslap is coming up on its sixth year anniversary soon, there's still no better place to rub butts and lose yourself in some dark foggy techno, and we love you for that. This last month was so killer with Sappho at the helm, she's also the newest member of Bottom Forty so expect to wiggle more with her. Check out your pics from last month and join us for more this Friday with special guest Stormy Roxx (PDX), Kevin Bertolli (SF), and guest host Dolce Vida. This is going to be a lot, oh, wanna look fresh? Brock is on hand to give you a fresh cut in the barber chair too!
Photos by Rachel Robinson
Wrufff! Our favorite SF Party never disappoints, who doesn't want to make out with all the cuties the bay has to offer? Join us on the third Saturdays at the SF Eagle (aka THIS Saturday) to snag yourself some free jello shots and a chance at tongue-hockey with all your favorite crushes!
Here's your photos! Shot by Cabure / Shot in the City, and edited by Rachel Robinson / Nark Magazine
Our lovely little face-smasher of a night, sometimes known as "who's in my mouth!?", continues on as one fun frolick into letting go and puckering up. Come join us down at The Eagle on 2nd Fridays for the Make Out Party, make out in the booth, get free jello shots, it's SO EASY. And Fun. And you'll be in a forest, or under the sea, or in a Tom of Finland poster, or getting side-eyed by Betty White, who knows!!
Join us for more THIS FRIDAY.
Photos by Rachel Robinson
OOF boy, we got an extra serving of dee eye sea kay last month at the slap, thanks to our local super hero Terry Miller for slanging dildos and cock rings all over the place, what other party can you come to empty handed and leave with a cock ring on, a butt plug and a head full of techno? Thanks again to Mike Simonetti for playing an awesome set, you don't get one of those everyday! Except, you do, at Dickslap, so come back for MORE THIS FRIDAY.
Photos by Rachel Robinson
Awrrooof! You make out babes are looking extra popp'in with these Lichenstein inspired make out shots, to think, for every one of these, someone found true love..... maybe? Well at least a bunch of mister and misses right-now's slash jello shot daddies. So let's do it again this Saturday? Maybe bring your idea for a backdrop... we always like a little creativity in our encounters. See this this (and every 3rd) Saturday at SF Eagle!
Photos by Shot in the City and edited by Rachel Robinson / Nark Magazine
My did you look like a work of art that night! In this case literally, as we put the Make Out folks behind a background of gorgeous Renaissance paintings. Come peruse your smooching mugs in the gallery down below and don't forget to stop by next week for our very special Make Out Party with Rob Winters!
Photos by Rachel Robinson:
Dang what a crazy night! Thank you all for coming out and seeing Bob and Thorgy slayyyyyyyy the stage along side amazing performances from Cucci, Mona and Cookie, we love you Seattle weirdos! Also you looked fresh af in the photobooth, check out your pics here! Show and roaming pics will be posted soon =)
Photos by Rachel Robinson
Look who caught em all at the SF Eagle last month, under the musical vibes of Aaron Dae all us proud ho's made out with everyone, we just love you so much for that. So much so that we want to do it again this Saturday, but it's gonna be extra special with our guest Mike Simonetti himself (Italians do it Better, 2MR) at the decks, plus Nark, and hosts Kelly, Joey and addition of Dan Fettig, I smell a LOT OF TROUBLE.
C U THERE.
Photos by Cabure of Shot in the City, edited by Rachel Robinson of Nark Magazine
If you know anything about Dickslap here, besides it's history, besides it being third Fridays at The Eagle, you know that our spirit animals that channel all the energy fur and butts into Dickslap, are cats, and TINA BELCHER. Well surprise surprise, look what strong, independent woman made her appearance this month at the slappening, did you know she was creepin' up on all your dirty bits all night?
Check out your Tina pics below, but, before you get there, this is our last chance to tell you some major shit, because this month is crayyyyyyy and we need you to be on board with us, below is what is happening, there's Make Out Party tonight (Friday) at The Eagle, a major big ass amazing scandalous dance-filled Bottom Forty warehouse party this Saturday at Mobius Cycle, Dickslap with the one and only Mike Simonetti of Italians Do It Better next Friday for Dickslap, and then PURSE FIRST with Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor at Neighbours on the 26th. Yes, there are your weekends for the rest of the month. Enjoy! Click on the poster for more details.
Without further adieu, your photos by Rachel Robinson