NEWS UPDATE July 9, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 949-494-4750
Record Numbers Flock to Laguna Beach
Over the Fourth Weekend (Photos up Soon)
LAGUNA BEACH – There were record numbers of gays and lesbians at West Street Beach and throughout Laguna over the three day holiday weekend. It was the first July 4th without the Boom Boom Room in 61 years, but Laguna was busy with parties, parties and more parties to fill the void. Promoter Extraordinaire Will Gorges put on his annual IndepenDance at two incredible venues. Friday night was Club W, at the Woman’s Club and Saturday night at the amazing event space seven degrees in Laguna Canyon.
Thanks go out to some of the many party hosts: Jack Corwin, Brad Harvey, Peter Montgomery and Michael Scales & Tom Panno and Tony Maquet. And Glen Kasper staged the first fun(d) raiser for his non profit Laguna Muse http://www.lagunamuse.com/ on Thursday night to kickoff the weekend at his beautiful home – see pics. Muse staged a fashion show and musical review all MC’d By Miss Dede Devine on a specially built stage over Glen’s swimming pool. There was a Scotch Tasting sponsored by Glenfiddich, a vodka bar sponsored by xzo Vodka, great decorations, food and a very fun crowd.
Czech in Here – holding up a copy of the new Laguna Muse
Models at Glen’s Party --- the “Revue”
Art Gallery owner Diana, Mr. March, Michael, his
boyfriend Andrew and Save the Boom treasurer Shane
Here are some other pictures from the weekend of fun in Laguna Beach
Colton (right) and Warren (left) at Brad Harvey's Party
Twin Bartenders Craig (left) and Greg (right) at Peter & Michael’s on the Fourth
Here I am at Marisa and Steve Robbins New House. Wow!
Loving the Ocean View at 5 Camel Point
Super Model and 30 year Laguna resident Scott at Tom and Tony’s
One Sad Note
After 61 years of gay history, the owner and operators of the Boom Boom Room and the Coast Inn removed the rainbow flag from the spot where it has flown for decades. The stars and stripes are flying but the gay rainbow flag is gone.
Several phone calls to management to find out what happened went unreturned. We hope that it will be back soon, but I have heard that because they are renting out the rooms they did not want the flag to remain.
We are hopeful that a buyer will come in and buy the Boom and Coast Inn and make it the most beautiful gay destination hotel and club in the U.S. Then the rainbow flag can fly proudly over our landmark Boom Boom Room again