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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

Vote for Lookout and El Rio!

Two of the KJ Paul Karaoke bars are on Nitey award nominee list, El Rio for best neighborhood bar and the Lookout for best gay bar! The voting is super easy, no login etc. and you can vote once a day per device. So please vote away!

Voting ends January 23rd.
http://www.niteyawards.com/

Chris Hastings accepting the Nitey Best Gay Bar award at Castro Theater, 2013
Chris Hastings accepting the 2013 Nitey Best Gay Bar award!

Vote for Lookout and El Rio!

Two of the KJ Paul Karaoke bars are on Nitey award nominee list, El Rio for best neighborhood bar and the Lookout for best gay bar! The voting is super easy, no login etc. and you can vote once a day per device. So please vote away!

Voting ends January 23rd.
http://www.niteyawards.com/

Chris Hastings accepting the Nitey Best Gay Bar award at Castro Theater, 2013
Chris Hastings accepting the 2013 Nitey Best Gay Bar award!

KJ Paul’s Horse

I was getting into my Yaris when a group of hispanic men says to me “I like you’re horse!” I replied with “She’s got like five horses in her!” Haven’t worm jeans in forever. They kinda make the look more traditional. Do you think my look is getting too county or should I go with it a while? I’m trying some new looks. More posts on this topic soon.

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Karaoke++ at El Rio on Saturday, May 11th at El Rio.

Karaoke++ is:

  • Karaoke on the main stage at El Rio
  • plus the KJPaul costume rack
  • plus Silent Karaoke in the back yard

That means the list will go 3x as fast because there will be 3 karaoke songs playing at the same time and there will be costumes and costume accessories available for you to play with!

Karaoke  + Costume rack + Silent Karaoke
Karaoke
+ Costume rack
+ Silent Karaoke

Costume Karaoke at El Rio!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 8pm-close — Costume Karaoke at El Rio

Costume Karaoke flier

This will be the first of (hopefully) many Costume Karaoke nights at El Rio! I will bring out my costume rack and people are welcome to come in costume and/or put on one of mine.

I used to do these nights at the Deco Lounge and they were ridiculously fun. I bring a large rack of clothes, wigs, sunglasses etc for everyone to ware during the evening. This was one of my favorite nights at the Deco Lounge; let’s see how it does at El Rio!

two people wearing costumes Woman with wig singing

man in star glasses in front of clothing rack man in dress singing karaoke.

Here is the Facebook event! Invite your friends!

OMG, Cowgirls – KJP bday

It was my birthday and a group of girls dressed as cowgirls, just for me! It was the best present ever! I love you girls!!! Hanna’s Mom, Ann, was there and sang along! It was a great night at El Rio!

It was also Beth and Risa’s birthday!

Click on the photo below to see slideshow.

111123 OMG Cowgirls at El Rio – KJP bday

Here are the recordings: KJPaul.com/111123.