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Get Your Folly Feast Tickets Now!

The Folly Feast is an amazingly great time. For as little as $100 you will get a full three days of some of the craziest fun you have ever experienced without getting dusty. You would probably spend more if you stayed in the city that weekend and this event includes it all, even food and some booze. You can even BYOB. You can get on the Applause Bus on Friday night, Chicken John will drive. You will arrive at the Silver Queen and there will be rooms ready for you. There may not be a bed for everyone, so you may need to share, but there will be plenty of room.

We will have the entire hotel Sunday night as well, so feel free to bring a festive nightgown, fantastic robes or extravagant lingerie for a slumber party! If you are driving you are welcome to come on Friday and leave Monday. There are 300 guests and 28 rooms, so bring your own sleeping bag if you plan to stay the night. For those who would like to reserve a private room, we have some great reserved rooms in nearby hotels with a checkout time of 5pm Sunday. These private rooms cost extra, so contact us for details and make a full getaway weekend of it!

The town of Virginia City is a spectacularly beautiful historic little town. The views are breathtaking, the architecture is 1870s fabulous, the little shops and bars are amazing; there is even a planked sidewalk. There are hobby gunslingers, a man that has been walking his mule for years, long bearded cowboys… and none of in is fake. These people are for real! They are living it and you get to be a part of it for a weekend.

Then There is the Folly Feast! It is an all night costume ball that starts out as a feast! Yes…dinner is included in that $100! And the food is crazy good. Turkey legs, tri-tip, roasted vegetables, macaroni and cheese, salad, 3 kinds of bread pudding and I forgot what else…It is all made fresh and it is fabulous. If there are special food needs we can make it happen. Let us know.

During the Feast there is entertainment. Tons of it! There are burlesque acts, there is the Wink & Yoni show, Rube Waddell will play, The Mark Growden Quartet will play, Freddi Price is bringing his guitar; your mind will be blown by how amazing the entertainment is.

After the Feast begins the Folly starts. The Folly is all the little things that go on during the party. There are short-term weddings where you can get married to all of your friends or someone you have never met before. Its OK, it will automatically annul in just a few hours. You’re good! Five years from now you will be able to say “we were married once” and it will be fun then too! I promise!

It goes even further. There is a TON of Folly to be had at the Folly Feast. Each one of the 28 hotel rooms is its own little party. One of the rooms will feature these two amazing women who call themselves SPARKBOX. They are amazing. They have both played the Great American Music Hall with their perspective bands and you will be able to see them in a tiny hotel room. It will be beautiful.

Then there is Carletta Sue Kay. There is not nearly enough room here to describe Carletta Sue Kay. Let’s just say you will laugh, you will cry and you will be covered in goosebumps. Carletta Sue Kay also sells out the Great American Music Hall (GAMH).

Then Mark Growden will be walking through the halls and in various rooms playing his accordion. Mark Growden has sold out the GAMH many times. He is amazing! He sells out on nation wide tours.

And Rube Waddell will be playing! They are incredible! You will dance your asses off! They are one of my all time favorite bands to see play live and they don’t play that often any more. They are fantastic! You will want to get their albums!

The Saloon will also be open all night. There will be hot women and men down there. You will be able to dance and flirt. You may even wind up marrying one or two or five of them if you are smooth enough or maybe if they are drunk enough. But again, no harm. It will be annulled before they can even remember and your piece of paper won’t mean anything accept that it will put a smile on your face for years to come and you will have made a new friend. It’s great. I am still friends with the five women I married at Chicken’s Lost Vegas in 1998! It is a fun thing to do and Dr. Hal is amazing. He will blow your mind.

And there are 28 hotel rooms…I just described 3 or 4 of them…and there are 28! Then there is the Saloon, the Wedding Chapel and a Parlor. I could go on for pages!

Then, if you are on the bus you will be back in San Francisco Sunday night. No one at work will even have to know you were gone…you may have to explain the grin on your face, but I’m sure you can handle that. And all you spent was $100. Please…what else do I need to do? Come to my party already! All the info is on the website: http://FollyFeast.com (it currently forwards to DukeDutchy.com, but I’m not going to fix that until after the party.) You can also invite people via the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/438145036286173/

See you in seven days!

Folly Feast #5 flier

Who is Carletta Sue Kay?

One of the performers that has been a constant at the Folly Feast is Carletta Sue Kay. Here is a New York Times article interviewing Randy Walker and a video of people trying to describe this unbelievable performance. Randy Walker’s singing gives me goosebumps!

Carletta Sue Kay will be performing at the 5th Folly Feast and you do not want to miss this! The event will take place in the Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City, Nevada on February 1, 2014. Get your tickets before it sells out!

Folly Feast #5, Sat. Feb. 1, 2014 at 7pm

Folly Feast #5
7pm Sat, Feb 1-Sun Feb 2

21 and over
$100-$150 to cover costs

http://FollyFeast.com for tickets and details

The Fifth Folly Feast is a annual Feast and Costume Ball–though this may be the last one! It will be held at the historic Silver Queen on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The Silver Queen has 28 rooms, a saloon, a parlor and a wedding chapel; and each room will be it’s own little event (Folly), so there are 31 worlds to explore at any given time, all the night long. The mood is turn-of-the-century and the style is extravagant, polite and sexy. The Folly Feast is a playful, flirtatious and civilized gathering with fantastic entertainment and fun-loving creative people.

The Folly Feast starts in the Saloon of the Silver Queen as a shared Feast. The entertainment includes Rube Waddell, Mark Growden, Carletta Sue Kay, Sparkbox, Burlesque, The Wink & Yoni show, Freddie Price, Short-Term weddings by Dr. Hal, Karaoke, Musical Sing-Along, as well as 28 interactive rooms hosted by inspired guests. If you have a great idea and want to host a room please email me when buying your tickets. We want to encourage your creative expression and ideas.

There will be a bus leaving from Chez Poulet in the Mission to the Folly Feast, so people from San Francisco can get on the bus Friday night and be returned Sunday night. The bus fare is included in the ticket price to encourage carpooling, so get on the bus and take advantage of a great deal!

The event starts 7pm Saturday, February 1, 2014 and goes all night. We will have the entire hotel Sunday night as well, so feel free to bring a festive nightgown, fantastic robes or extravagant lingerie for a slumber party! Guests are welcome to come on Friday and leave Monday. There are 300 guests and 28 rooms. Bring your own sleeping bag if you plan to stay the night. For those who would like to reserve a private room, we have some great reserved rooms in nearby hotels with a checkout time of 5pm Sunday. These private rooms cost extra, so contact us for details and make a full getaway weekend of it!

The Folly Feast including the Feast, entertainment and slumber party is $150. There are a limited number of $100 tickets available. Please see http://FollyFeast.com for details. This is a labor of love and the financial goal is just to cover costs. Get a group of friends together and join us!

Folly Feast #5 flier

This event is hosted by KJ Paul Karaoke.

Folly Feast Fashion and Flirt Fling #5!!!

It is happening again! Duke Dutchy, KJ Paul’s alter ego will be bringing you the Folly Feast Fashion and Flirt Fling #5 on February 1, 2014! This is KJ Paul’s best party of the year and you do not want to miss it! It starts out as a giant Feast. It is a costume ball (Fashion!). There will be lots of Folly…28 rooms of karaoke, entertainment, libations, amazing performances, burlesque, comedy, short term weddings…all night long! Flirt: 300 sirs and madams of all flavors, tastes and desires. Be naughty and be nice all night long, you do not want to miss this Fling of Flings!

The Folly Feast Fashion and Flirt Fling is a fun, sexy, extravagant, eccentric feast and costume ball; fun, debauchary and sexiness will happen, but the FFFFF is not a sex party.

Virginia City FFFFF 5 Promotional from Sean Strauss on Vimeo.

For details see DukeDutchy.com

Karaoke on the Streets of Richmond–Halloween 2011

Richmond, CA karaoke Halloween block party

Every year for the past 10 years Don and Tracy have put on a giant Halloween block party for kids. It is always an amazing event with many spectacular entertainers and fun for kids. Molitov sets up his sideshow trailer and demonstrates sword swallowing, whips acts, lasso acts and knife throwing. Crimebo the Clown makes balloon figures

KJ Paul Karaoke hosted a karaoke stage at the in Richmond, California on Halloween evening from 5 to 10pm. There were about 300 kids, but it took a while for them to get up the nerve to sing. Once they did get up the nerve, Baby by Justin Bieber was the clear winner. It was requested at least 10 times and I played it 5 times! There was usually a group of kids up there singing it. I love how kids just join each other happily and just sing along of dance.

The kids were great and I have recordings, but I did not ask anyone if I could put them on the website, so I limited it to my friends. If you are one of the parents and want me to post the recordings, just let me know. you can email me at kj(AT)kjpaul.com.

There were many highlights and two of my favorites where when the clowns sang. When a Clown Loves A Woman by Crimebo the Clown. All Night Long by Mungo The Clown.

Here is the list of songs sung!

All photos taken by Rick Washburn and Don and Tracy Feldstein’s Halloween Block party 2011.

Karaoke on the Streets of Richmond–Halloween 2011

Richmond, CA karaoke Halloween block party

Every year for the past 10 years Don and Tracy have put on a giant Halloween block party for kids. It is always an amazing event with many spectacular entertainers and fun for kids. Molitov sets up his sideshow trailer and demonstrates sword swallowing, whips acts, lasso acts and knife throwing. Crimebo the Clown makes balloon figures

KJ Paul Karaoke hosted a karaoke stage at the in Richmond, California on Halloween evening from 5 to 10pm. There were about 300 kids, but it took a while for them to get up the nerve to sing. Once they did get up the nerve, Baby by Justin Bieber was the clear winner. It was requested at least 10 times and I played it 5 times! There was usually a group of kids up there singing it. I love how kids just join each other happily and just sing along of dance.

The kids were great and I have recordings, but I did not ask anyone if I could put them on the website, so I limited it to my friends. If you are one of the parents and want me to post the recordings, just let me know. you can email me at kj(AT)kjpaul.com.

There were many highlights and two of my favorites where when the clowns sang. When a Clown Loves A Woman by Crimebo the Clown. All Night Long by Mungo The Clown.

Here is the list of songs sung!

All photos taken by Rick Washburn and Don and Tracy Feldstein’s Halloween Block party 2011.

Happy Birthday Ann!

Ann Zakaluk is one of those people that everyone loves. She walks in the room and classes the place up instantly with her presents. Her style is impeccable and she is an AMAZING singer!

Ann & Jared at El Rio! Ann Zakaluk & Jared singing karaoke Jared singing karaoke



Ann Zakaluk singing Ann Zakaluk singing karaoke Ann Zakaluk singing karaoke



Thank you for the music Ann! Happy Birthday!

End of the World Party

It was the Beatrice Lazar’s birthday and she decided it was a good time to celebrate the End of the World. The party was at the fabulous Maharani Restaurant. There were Bollywood dance lessons (lead by Beatrice’s mom), an End of the World Lullaby with Audio Angel, Porn Star Strip Tease with Micheal Brandon, a Bloody Snowman Mix, fabulous food, a puppy dog, an amazing whale and karaoke!

The Whale at the End of The World
The Whale at the End of The World

Listen to the karaoke songs while watching the slideshow…:)