How Gaydar.net and Friendster started my drug inspired love affair with the Scissor Sisters

Gaydar.net used to have international radio station that reached the United States, cirque 2000. While I should’ve been working I was looking for international connections and getting my groove on. That’s when I first heard it, Comfortably Numb by the Scissor Sisters. It was the best thing that ever happened to me on a Gay dating site. Like most ‘new’ relationships, I hit it. I hit it a lot.  I was hitting that track 10 times a day, if not more. Just a little pinprick…The song was heroin, or about heroin? It didn’t matter, I was hooked. Like any good junkie, I wanted more. And I found it on Friendster. A newly added friend let me know he had a bootleg of the upcoming album.  Slightly illegal, definitely illicit, and exactly what I needed. One fedex later and it was in my hand. It was truly one of the most amazing things I’d ever heard.  After sending my Friendster pal a message to this point, he suggested I take my praise to the source, and introduced me to Babydaddy. Turns out Baby was going to be in SF, the very next, day visiting friends. We hit it off, and I made a point to see every show I could in California. From the House of Blues Anaheim with the B52’s, to their show at Slims where a fight broke out with me in the middle (Baby thought I started it…he […]

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