CLICK + DRAG 3.1 - 2009
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2009
CLICK + DRAG 3.1/ THE SECOND COMING
SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
96 LAFAYETTE STREET NYC
www.clicknyc.com
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"SURELY SOME REVELATION IS AT HAND" - W.B. Yeats, THE SECOND COMING, 1919

The pioneering "Cyber/Fetish/Gender-Hacking" party CLICK + DRAG, which ushered out the 20th Century in style and returned with a bang in 2008, held its second annual Future-Spectacle on October 17. Two of Click's founding producers - director and visual artist ROB ROTH and nightlife impresario CHI CHI VALENTI of THE JACKIE FACTORY staged this year's epic CLICK + DRAG 3.1/ THE SECOND COMING at sympatico venue SANTOS PARTY HOUSE. CLICK 3.1/ THE SECOND COMING was a two floor, evening-length epic, preserving the night's strict dress code and pansexual mix of fetishists, artists, gender-hackers and "Glam Nerds."

CLICK 3.1 was inspired by the W.B. YEATS poem THE SECOND COMING, and its themes of new gods for (often terrifying) new Ages, "Spiritus Mundi" or universal subconscious, and a post-Christian world. CLICK 3.1 celebrated gender-bending new prophets and prophetesses, and the neo-tribalism that borrows elements from a myriad of religions to create new believers and practices. CLICK + DRAG 3.1 featured multimedia works directed by Roth and installations and performances by dozens of collaborators.

CLICK 2009 highlights included trans icon and vocalist OUR LADY J, who presented GOSPEL FOR THE GODLESS with piano, choir and chadri design by GARO SPARO, gender-illuminati cabaret troupe THE PIXIE HARLOTS in THE SWITCHING HOUR, and Method Go-Go icons FALON, AMBER RAY and SEQUINETTE. The DJ roster included original Click (and SCISSOR SISTERS) DJ SAMMY JO, DJ JOHNNY DYNELL (who created the night's signature mixes for the clicknyc.com website and show) Darkwave DJs JOSH CHEON (SF) and JOHANNA CONSTANTINE, and electro DJ ANGELO.

A STRICT CYBER/FETISH/TRIBAL DRESS CODE WAS COMPLETELY ENFORCED: GODDESS OR TRANS-GODDESS, GLAMOUR MARTYR, SPHINX-WEAR, RUBBER NUN, PRIESTESS, SEQUINNED SAINT, CROWN OF THORNS, PAGAN CHIC, SHIVA REALNESS or CYBER, FETISH, TRIBAL, GENDER-HACKING, FAERIE, GOTHIC OR BRILLIANT BLACK. ABSOLUTELY NO STREET CLOTHES OR MUNDANES - NO EXCEPTIONS.
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