svetlana | Aug 1, 2011 | 10:30AM |

all photos: Franz Mahr and Ben Droz

the SHORTS party, like porn or air guitar proficiency is impossible to describe: you kind of have to be there to see it and believe it. This past Thursday Gavin Holland and DURKL brought SHORTS (which, btw, used to be all lowercase) back from it’s retirement for one last ASYLUM hurrah before they close down for renovations (TODAY). The evening, as per usual, involved and obscene amount of neon, both amazing and unfortunate legs in equal opportunity dance-offs, crunk-cakes (cupcakes that get you crunk, duh), Andre Bucket on a safari, a ball pit and complete abusing of the fact that bottles of champagne cost only $20. Oh, and naturally, a lot of sweat. Proceed to the photos with caution.

snaps by Franz:

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snaps by Ben:

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see you never again, I guess

Recent Comments:
  • todd says:

    so i WAS there, it felt like a dream.

  • alexwont says:

    nice fade lucas!

  • Bradley says: