Peter Correa has been a regular attendee for quite some time now, so it was only fitting that he and his lovely daughter Michaela share a few minutes in the spotlight. Peter has been witness to – and an incredible part of – New York dance music history. Read on!
MSN: When did you first start coming on Sundays? Peter: I first came here probably about four years ago, when it used to be called The Yard. Omar S was playing. But I saw Justin Carter for the first time at that party, and he was playing some of the old stuff from the Paradise Garage days. MSN: Did you go to the Garage? Peter. Yes. MSN: You were a card-carrying member? Continue reading “Mr. & Ms. Mister Sunday: September 15th”
So we had some power issues on Sunday. We think it was all the new lights we’re using to keep the Grove illuminated as the sun goes down earlier. Or it could’ve been the four-mixer setup we had in the booth. Anyway, we think we’ve got it fixed for this week, but here’s a video of a spontaneous drum circle erupting when the lights went off last Sunday. Then Martin Luther King, Jr. Then Bob Marley. It was all good fun in the end.
To help celebrate our 99th and 100th parties we asked our good friend Marshall McDonald to make a video portrait of the Mister. From the people who work behind the scenes to the folks on the dancefloor, we think Mister McDonald has done a perfect job of capturing the experience.
We hope you enjoy this celebration of the Mister to date and that you’ll join us for many more great Mister Saturday Nights and Mister Sundays to come.
At November 5th’s party at House Of Yes, the Mister once again went on the prowl to find Mr. and Ms. Saturday Night, a pair of folks hanging out and getting down. Without further ado, let us introduce to you… Carolyn and Kurt. Say hello to them at the next party. They are lovely people.
MSN: Where are you from, Kurt? Kurt: I’m from Long Island, Floral Park. I was born in Coney Island, and then I moved out to Long Island. I think of how different I would be if I was raised in Coney Island. MSN: How so? Kurt: I probably wouldn’t be as open as I am now. I would probably be more thugged out, and totally hide… this [gestures to himself]. MSN: How do you know about these parties? Kurt: I like to dance. I like to go out and dance. I’ve been doing this for a minute. MSN: Have you been to other Mister Saturday Night parties? Kurt: Yeah, pretty much since last year, but I’ve been in this scene forever. I’ve been going to Danger parties, Winkle and Balktick parties… and when I found out about them and went to them, I thought, “This is the shit!” MSN: What do you like about Mister Saturday Night parties? Kurt: Openness, freedom... MSN: And where are you from, Carolyn? Carolyn: I’m from Colorado. It’s the coolest state. I was born in Albany actually, and then I moved to Colorado. People who are from New York really have an air about them; it’s like a confidence, that you can just handle…I think it’s just being brought up in this environment, that you’re equipped to handle so much. Kurt: True. I just wish that I was better able to understand what I possess. Sometimes I get really self-conscious of all this shit, when I shouldn’t! But you know, I just do. Carolyn: Self-consciousness is such a weird thing, because every human being is so…when you really think about it, a human being is amazing…so beautiful! Like snowflakes, you know what I mean? MSN: You’re right! Who’s anybody to judge anybody? So Carolyn, how did you find out about these parties? Carolyn: Through my friend, Jesse, who’s a DJ, and my roomate. They heard about them and started going to them. They’re super fun.Actually, I think my roomate went to one, it was like a gay party… MSN: The one they did with Spank? New York, Just Like I Pictured It? Carolyn: Yeah! It was [that] party! And he had a blast. MSN: What are your interests, passions, jobs? Kurt: I’m studying to be a massage therapist. Carolyn: I make my day job as a nanny – which I love, I love the kids. But I do theater here [at House of Yes]. I work for three families – one family I nanny for about twenty hours a week, the other family just three hours a week, and then one family I clean for. So I’m also a maid… MSN: And where are these families? Carolyn: All in Williamsburg. Which is the place to be if you’re a young family. MSN: How old are the children? Carolyn: Theo, who I’ve been with for about a year, is 16 months. And I witnessed his first steps. Ugh. It was incredible.
Despite the most freakish snowstorm we’ve ever seen, Apollo 12-turn-13 successfully launched into space. Luckily we had a couple documentarians aboard the shuttle to capture it all for the scientific record. There are fifteen more down below, but if you want the encyclopedic edition of photos, check the Facebook.
Photos 1, 9, 13 and 15 by Yasunori Matsuri.
Photos 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14 by Marshall McDonald.
Photos 4 and 16 by Steve Rogenstein.