words and photos by Dakota Fine
It should be noted, I don’t shoot as many parties as I used to.
Somewhere in between U Hall coming into existence and installing their (ill?)-advised no photo policy, and a BYT editorial decision to drink less of the party DJ Kool-Aid, I started shooting parties with great discretion. So much discretion in fact, this past Wednesday eve was my first Pink Sock rodeo.
I have to say, after this most recent experience at the Wonderland Ballroom for Pink Sock’s ANIMAL HOUSE PARTY, I am thinking again about bringing the party photos back to BYT. Earlier this year when the Washingtonian was putting their “best of” issue out and they needed photos of Pink Sock because they were to name it “Best Alternative Gay Dance Party,” Washingtonian Magazine director of photography David Hicks called me looking for photos of the zeitgeist and I couldn’t send him one because I hadn’t ever attended. Well David, feast your eyes, and please let me know if you’d like more photos.
Hats off to DJ Rad and Bradley, John-boy and Deb, BYT’s own homegrown BYGays, for piloting the Pink Sock rocket ship. Pardon the obvious pun but, these BYGays are steering this space shuttle straight (er, not so straight?) towards your anus. Search no further than the event’s designation to find obscene anal references. Google “pink sock” why don’t you? Better yet, look it up on Urban Dictionary. Go ‘head, I dare ya.
So yeah, the photos right? That’s what you came for — but maybe I’ll shoot another party soon for BYT… just maybe.