just the tip: smart car service geolocates you for immediate pick up

Uber Car service is making your phone even smarter. Even when you may not know your location, you can open the Uber Car service app and the nearest town car will come pick you up.

Map on Uber Car Service Maps Your Location

The driver can see your location once you call for service and you can see where the car is, all via their map function.  Their motto: everyone’s private driver.

While I still prefer Homobile, the gay friendly car service in SF that got its start by providing safe passage to drag queens and leather clad dads, sometimes it’s nice to get all James Bond with my iPhone…especially if I don’t know where I’m at.

It’s about twice as expensive as a cab. While I’m not sure how long it’s good for, I did find a coupon for $15 off your first ride. When you get to the promotions section type in: Pistachio

Cities that have Uber Car Service, currently include:




New York City


San Francisco



Washington, D.C.

Just the TIP: Urinal Proof Your iPhone with No Case Required

Liquipel is banking on the fact we’ve all dunked our phones at some point. Whether it be in the toilet or a cup of coffee (true story), anyone of us could’ve benefit from a water proofing.

Liquipel is making a big splash, less wet

In four steps Liquipel can waterproof your phone, so they say. While I haven’t tried it, they are getting great reviews.

Having destroyed 1,500 phones, according to a recent interview, in the pursuit of perfection they’ve apparently tested this out and are ready for your device.

According to the Liquipel website:

Waterproof your device

Liquipel is a revolutionary process that applies a waterproof coating to your electronic devices to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids. It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics.

Liquipel penetrates the entire device as a whole, including all of the vital components inside and out to provide optimal protection against accidental contact with liquids.

Once they treat your phone, no case is required to keep it waterproof. They are starting with electronics.

Liquipel Order Page

However, you can imagine how cool this would be on your favorite article of clothing or couch.

Just the Tip, Three Parties in Two Blocks for the 4th of July in SF

San Franciscans love nothing more that partying on a school night. With Sundays always being full of debauchery, holiday weekends are ratcheted to up to a warp 10.

Grab a Homobile or a cab and get the party started. Get to 11th and Market and walk to three parties, and one amazing bar.

My suggestion is that everyone hit Honey Soundsystem. They are starting at SIX today with a BBQ and bear bust, I mean beer bust.

Honey is at the Holy Cow

Starting at THREE Beatbox is hosting a beer bust at 3 p.m. with James Torres. If you are in the neighborhood definitely check it out. I went to the open house last night and the 4,000 square foot space is very impressive.

Because it’s so nice out, everyone should definitely give the LoneStar some love as well.  Their outdoor patio will be amazing today and it’s just a short jaunt from the other parties on foot. Walk some of those shots off…

BOOM! with Juanita MORE! –  Starts @ NINE
On your way back from the Lonestar, on your way to Honey, you can stop by the BOOM! party at DNA lounge. The Joshua J, The Some Thing Crew and Juanita MORE! will be putting on a fun party. A mix of music and trans radness, popping in BOOM! will, no doubt, be a BLAST.

BOOM! is at DNA right around the corner from Honey and across teh street from Beatbox

Three parties in two blocks with some outdoor love from the Lonestar can’t be beat. My home base will be at Honey. Hoping to see you there at some point in your night.

And definitely add events to this list. Just reply in my comments. Happy 4th.

XOXO, Bearron

Just the Tip, for tonight – dancing in SF ::Dial-Up Pre-Pride Kick-off, GO BANG!::

Last month marked an amazing chapter in the world of Bearron party promotions with my second co-hosted event at Dial-UP, held at Public Works. The party never stopped dancing. It was the hottest sweaty mess I’ve seen in a while. Thanks to Dial-UP, Thursday is the new Friday at least once a month.

Tonight they are coming back with a bang. The Go BANG!crew will be on the decks alongside the regular Dial-Up DJ Crew — Doc Sleep and RJ.

For details on tonight’s party visit the Dial-Up Facebook Page.

Stills from teh Woof Edition of Dial-Up - Shampoo and Condition
Resident RJ on the Decks
Ready for showertime, soaked from dancing

About the Go Bang! Crew, from their bios page:

Steve Fabus, one of the first nationally recognized US DJs from the West Coast, began his career playing loft parties and the baths of late ’70s San Francisco. Already the Counter Cultural Capital of America, home of the North Beach Beats and Haight-Ashbury hippie movement, it had recently become the epicenter of sexual liberation. Under the fireworks of social and political change, Steve played parties whose guest list included pre-disco Sylvester, then a member of the radical drag troupe “The Cockettes”, and Harvey Milk, who would become America’s first openly gay politician. San Francisco was one big, energized party then, hosted by a growing gay subculture that was throwing one gigantic, energized party for the world.

While playing the city’s infamous all-night loft party, Boiler Room in 1977, Steve was recruited to spin San Francisco’s first large venue disco, The I-Beam. Trocadero Transfer opened shortly thereafter where Steve shared the booth with Bobby Viteritti. In 1980, Steve became a resident of San Francisco’s legendary EndUp. His shift was the 6 am to 2 am slot on Sunday mornings and many people credit him for starting what is still known to this day as “Church”. It was here that Steve put the edge on his early morning sound with tracks like D-Train’s 1982 release, “You’re The One For Me”. Offered residencies at both River Club and Tracks, Steve moved to New York City in 1983. There, he also played at the wild, after-hours club, Anvil and (Studio 54 Owner) Steve Rubell’s 80’s mega-club, Palladium. Steve was inspired by many of the great DJs of this pinnacle period of Dance Music, from Larry Levan and David DePino at the Paradise Garage and Tracks, to Robbie Leslie at The Saint. Disco morphed into Garage and House on Steve’s Sundays at Tracks, where the night would not end until Monday morning. In 1988 Steve moved back to San Francisco to reopen Dreamland, and not long after, joined forces with promoter Gus Bean at new House club, Crew at the the former Trocadero space. Steve then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and quickly became a resident at Axis, Factory, Asylum and Pulse, and often played at Probe and the legendary afterhours club, Does Your Mama Know? Steve moved back to his beloved San Francisco in the late nineties where he is now a resident & guiding force of GO BANG!, and guests at Honey Soundsystem, Tubesteak Connection, Casablanca/Underground SF, and other clubs and events

Sergio began his DJing ca reer on KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley since 1997, and began to flex his musical chops at live club gigs a couple of years after. As he continued to DJ, and especially after reading “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”in 2000, his ‘musical vision’ has crystallized into wanting to present the spectrum of dance music – disco, house, funk, jazz, boogie and more – while preserving & paying respect to the vibe of the legendary clubs of Disco’s Golden Age.Born & raised in the East Bay, and having moved to San Francisco 10 years ago, Sergio is proud of the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich dance music past and especially focuses on keeping our City’s traditions & history alive. His DJing style draws inspiration from legendary Chicago DJ & producer Derrick Carter in addition to the one & only Larry Levan. He strives to keep the proud tradition of the DJ “speaking to the dancer” alive – through the music, lights, and other atmospheric elements of the dancefloor & club. In 2005, he was chosen as the New Times (SF Weekly/East Bay Express) “DJ Breakthrough” and was invited to play at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami during the Winter Music Conference. In 2006, he was awarded the title of the SF Weekly’s 2006 Music Awards “Best DJ.” Most recently, he was voted BEST DJ in SF Weekly’s 2010 Reader’s Poll! He continues to pursue his passion of DJing and has been blessed to connect with others who share his love for the music and the proud tradition of San Francisco’s dance music history.
Stanley Frankwas born in San Diego, California and raised on a diet of seemingly endless summer days, sunglasses, palm trees and rollerskates. The soundtrack coming from the radios at the parks was electric: freestyle jams, synth-driven pop ditties and alternative rock classics on every Sunday. It all stuck to him.He began collecting records at the age of 13. He moved to San Francisco in ’98. He started DJing in 2003. He began the renowned and ridiculous party Chilidog! at the now-defunct Transfer Bar in ’06 and continued for 3 whiskey-soaked years. Stanley joined the Go BANG!ers in 2009, with the party from the very first night! He now throws his weekly Monday party – Viennetta Discotheque – at the UndergroundSF. His distinct flavor of rare electro-funk, italo disco, house and boogie has garnished such soups as the Stompy/Sunset, Love Parade/LoveEvolution, HONEYSOUNDSYSTEM and Gemini Disco parties. Good Times, indeed!
Tres Lingerie with a friendship that budded over modular synthesizers, Jordan Presnick & Johan Churchillnestled into Tres Lingerie in the summer of 2009 as a Berkeley-based electro-dance funk duo.Aside from their original productions, they have been making a name in the Disco Preservation scene with AMAZING re-edits of obscure disco tracks, which are now in many a DJ’s bags. They have begun performing live with vocalist & dancer James Anthony, with their first ever live performance at Go BANG! May 2010 still being the talk of the San Francisco scene. Shared inspiration comes from all styles of dance music but specifically from early electronic Garage, the twilight of disco, the early days of MIDI, and dancefloor-oriented soul from the 1970’s through the 1980’s during the rise of house music.

Just the tip, A 24/7 Alternative to SF Taxis ::HOMOBILE Car Service::

If you’ve ever been to San Francisco you know our taxi service sucks. The only thing worse is MUNI. So what to do if you need a ride? Easy, call Homobile.

As the name would imply Homo(mobile) is a GLBTQ run collective that takes a suggested donation of $1 minute for rides. Typically a homo in a hybrid can be there to pick you up in 15 minutes, or less.

And unlike typical taxi services they expect you to be dressed in your Sunday tranny best, or less.

Best of all if you have a flight you can reserve them in advance. Trips to the airport are a flat rate of $30.

It runs 24/7 and all you need to do is call or text: 415-574-5023

Homobile has a perfect rating on Yelp.

A city where cabs work: New York

Just the Tip, for Alexander McQueen – Skip The Hour Long Line

I have just the tip for the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Anyone who becomes a member of the museum circumvents the entire line to see the exhibit. Typically the line is running between 45 minutes and an hour.

For locals the basic membership starts $70, this is the Met Net. One person gets unlimted access to the museum for a year. You can easily make your money back on this one with a few visits.

For people living 200 miles outside of NYC, you can get an Associate Membership for only $60.

Even if you get to NYC a few times a year, you can make good use of this.  Not to mention, no waiting in the hour long line and you support a really good cause.

You also get discounts on purchases and audio tours.

About the exhibition, from the Met’s Website:

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the “bumster” trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point “origami” frock coat will be on view. McQueen’s fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.

The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, curator, with the support of Harold Koda, curator in charge, both of The Costume Institute. Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett, the production designers for Alexander McQueen’s fashion shows, served as the exhibition’s creative director and production designer, respectively. All head treatments and masks are designed by Guido.

About membership rule for the exhibition, from the Met’s Website:

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, second floor, is free with Museum admission.

There may be a wait to enter the exhibition. To minimize your chances of waiting in line, please consider visiting in the morning or on a weekday. The entrance line closes at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Visitors can now purchase timed tickets to view the exhibition on Mondays, when the Museum is closed to the public. Purchase tickets to Met Mondays with McQueen.

Museum Members receive priority access to the exhibition Tuesdays through Sundays. To bypass the entrance line, purchase a Membership online or at the Membership Desks in the Great Hall or Uris Center for Education (accessible through the 81st Street entrance).

This exhibition may not be suitable for children under five years of age. Strollers are not permitted inside the exhibition.