Wild Planet Party Celebrates Dragstrip 66 25th Anniversary


DJ Paul V, Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine and Alaska5000 will join forces to host Wild Plane—an intergalactic gender fuckery dance party that celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Dragstrip 66. It’s all going down this Saturday, January 13, at the Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., in Los Angeles.

Wild Planet is also a special fundraiser for “Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary”–a film in the works that documents 20 years of Dragstrip 66–highlighting the celebration of a wild nightclub that mixed performance art, fashion, music, masquerade and lots of guys in face paint, plumage and all types of dress, or in some cases, undress.

Dragstrip 66 began when best friends and club promoters Mr. Dan (Gina Lotriman) and DJ Paul V launched the event at Rudolpho’s in Silver Lake back in 1993. Once a month, the neighborhood Mexican restaurant in Silver Lake was transformed into all things fabulous and freakish where attendees were part of the show.

Dragstrip 66 was viewed as something much more than a dance club. It was an irreverent and decadent celebration of self-expression, community, and imagination that attracted fierce drag queens, queer rockers, muscle boys and celebrities. The midnight shows were a must see and featured names we know and love today like Jackie Beat, Sharon Needles, Mink Stole, Sabrah Summers, Momma, Joey Arias, Varla Jean Merman, and Kay Sedia to name a few.

The Wild Planet party aims to be exactly that. Everyone is encouraged to attend in various forms of wild space age dress (or undress). There will be live performances and a special screening of the Act One rough cut of “Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary!”

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All proceeds will provide crucial funds needed to continue work on the Dragstrip 66 movie.

And now a word from Alask5000:

For more information on the Dragstrip 66 movie, click: DS66TheFrockumentary.com.

To purchase tickets for Wild Planet, visit: ticketfly.com/event/1606383

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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings close to 20 years of experience in LGBT media and more than two decades as a West Hollywood resident. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. Murillo’s work has appeared in numerous print and online publications. He was a contributor to LGBT magazine IN Los Angeles. He is known for the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, in which he covered breaking news and local events in the City of West Hollywood. His recent work has been published in the Los Angeles Blade and his articles, essays and photographs can also be seen on the pages of THE FIGHT Magazine. He started “The Share” feature for THE FIGHT, which spotlights members of the Los Angeles recovery community who share about their sober journey. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com