All posts tagged "velvet nation"

  • Velvet Town

    Ed Bailey can't say for certain that Thunderpuss's monster '90s-era club jams were first played publicly at D.C.'s Velvet Nation. ''I think that that's what...

  • Franklin Caintic

    In his original Coverboy profile last May, Franklin Caintic said he had ''lube, massage oil and dental floss'' in his nightstand drawer. Dental floss? ''It's...

  • Outspoken, Ep. 10: Nation Reunion at Town [video]

    In this week's installment of Outspoken, host Ebone Bell attends the Nation Reunion party at Town in Washington, D.C.,  and asks patrons what their favorite...

  • Change of Scene

    Ed Bailey and John Guggenmos, the masterminds behind a string of gay nightclubs and bars for nearly two decades in Washington, including Tracks and VelvetNation,...

  • Velvet Touch

    Here is what Ed Bailey will be doing on Saturday, July 15, the closing night of Velvet Nation, the seven-year, mammoth dance event he created...

  • Velvet Memories

    When Velvet Nation makes its last stand next month, D.C. will lose a nightlife institution, a place that helped seal the city's reputation as a...

  • Plush Life

    Who would have thought that 1999 would ever seem so far away? But time passes, history is made, and this Saturday night Velvet Nation turns...

  • Chemical Warfare

    At the security checkpoint, a man in a windbreaker asks you to remove your jacket, your shoes and your hat. You lift your arms parallel...

  • Buzz Cut

    In May of 1999, Elisabeth Leamy went to a party. She brought a producer from Fox 5 News and a teeny, tiny hidden camera. By...

  • Life of the Party

    In a town where more bigwigs sit on congressional committees than big wigs sit on heads, where party lines can be longer on the Hill...