Perhaps it’s fitting that the place where batty boys and gay girls get along so well is called Bedlam. For June, the monthly co-ed LGBT party that knows no bounds stripped down, painted up and flipped on the black light.
Fresh from a rousing 1st Anniversary bash at the W Downtown Hotel pool in May, the Bedlam partiers revisited one of their most popular themes ever with WackedOut BlackOut 2 at My Sisters’ Room on June 10.
Think glow-in-the-dark body paint and half-naked revelry, and you’re halfway there. Then consider Bedlam’s own definition of its name: A place, scene, or state of uproar and confusion… more commonly called, a lunatic asylum.
Now throw in a dash of that undulating crowd scene from Zion in the movie “The Matrix: Reloaded.” There; now the full idea of the parties comes to light.
From the same people who envisioned a masquerade ball at a mental ward, the Seven Deadly Sins come to life, and fashion from dumpster diving, a black light party is actually pretty tame. Well, as tame as this all-are-welcome gang gets.
For WackedOut BlackOut, MSR was transformed into a darkroom with black lights. Sports bras for gals and no shirts for boys invited the guests to paint on each other, move to the beat of the music and let, well, Bedlam ensue.
Photos by Loren Hoffmann