"the" Mrs. Astor

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Times flies, especially after a weekend like last and then Mr. Astor having two days off in a row. I don't know which took more energy, but I know both were equally wonderful. Much is the same, though...

...the rainbow flag is still raised every day and, oddly, we are the only business I know flying one in such a gay town. The City once tried to make us take it down and we fought them. Then Commissioner Gross stood up at a commission meeting and asked, "Don't we have better things to do? Let them keep their flag" and passed an ordinance allowing The Palace their flag.

Good times; good friends.

The patio still raged with fun.

New York friend, David, and Leopoldo's co-worker, Jimmy enjoying a Saturday drag show; boy gone wild.

Some said, "It just ain't right" regarding Tiffany's first outfit. I said, "Just are too little sequins and too much booty."

Queen Cabaret continues to entertain our crowd with their outrageous shows and look.

...and just in case you were wondering where Sally Jesse Raphael was.


At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Me said...

Gay town? Sobe stopped being gay in 1999. Someone forgot to tell the Palace, thank God.

At 3:02 PM, Blogger Pand0ra Wilde said...

I'm truly surprised anyone gave you all shit for flying that flag. To me it's on a par with a POW-MIA flag--it holds meaning for people beyond other forms of expression. I've never heard anyone object to a POW-MIA flag so why would your flag draw criticism.

The answer of course is ignorance, but I would have thought our society would be past such things by now.

See what I get for thinking?

At 3:49 PM, Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor said...

Because the City of Miami Beach was taken over by a gang of Mid-Beach residents/politicians who have "a Vision". This translated to regulating EVERYTHING. Where the potted plants go, how you desplay your menus, whether a neon sign is oppropriate, and what flag you can fly. It used to be (yes, before 1999), a free-wheeling, "live, live, live" place; these politicians want to turn it into condo-heaven for the rich and pull in the side walks at ten. We fight them constantly. As pointed out, though, The Palace continues on showing the public--by day--how fun life can be.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger Ed Grow said...

Good Lord! She (Geraldine?) has such an architectural features. Go gurl.


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