Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fire at Micky's



At about 4:30 pm Tuesday afternoon, a fire started at Micky's in WeHo, which quickly engulfed the upper part of the building. Dozens of firefighters showed up, closing down Santa Monica Blvd for several hours. The good news is that no one was seriously injured (one queen was rescued from the 2nd floor & sent to a local hospital, but he's ok), and neither of the adjacent businesses reported fire damages. Micky's is badly damaged...the upstairs suffered the most, but unlike Lindsay Lohan, Micky's is not a total loss.

I feel awful for the staff & especially for the Go-Go studs, who've depended on Micky's as a source of income...looking back, I now realize that I should've tipped the boys a little more.

In an ironic twist to this story, Micky's float at this year's Gay Pride Parade featured Go-Go dancers on a fire truck, with a banner that read: "Micky's - Flaming Gay Bar."

8 comments:

Silly Billy said...

And where were you 4:30 on Tuesday Christopher? We already know not at work since you are on vacation.

My guess is some weird candle and wax party in the backroom of Micky's that horribly went wrong. Damn those Ginch Gonchs light up so easily huh?

Lewis said...

I hate to hear bad news about people and places that are near and dear to our community.

RAD Homo said...

What a hot mess...It is ironic...Sad news..Im sure the bar and go go boys can pick themselves up and get going again soon-- We are so good at that..Love Silly Billys comments-- what a scream!

bnransom said...

Hey Christopher, there is a benefit for the employees and dancers of Micky's Friday night at club Eleven from 4 pm to closing. Another chance for you to give them a tip.

Bruce

Christopher said...

:: shaking my fist at Billy ::

Bruce...thanks for the heads up...don't think I can make it though..(damn!)...but I'll spread the word, just as you did here (Thanks!!).

D-Man said...

It was the firefighters revenge. They haven't been able to live down the "hose" comments since the parade...

Red7Eric said...

Ooooh ... freaky prescient gay pride float! Are they repairing Micky's as we speak? If so, perhaps it's not so tragic -- a queen loves to redecorate, y'all.

franck said...

Oh no! Now where will go on Sunday night?! Oh, hang on, unlike me, you probably live somewhere that has more than one gay bar. Phew... that's a relief