What I did on my summer vacation!

Remember that Sunday that After Dark didn’t have shows? About a week or so ago? I know Meegan claimed it was due to Guerilla Bu!rlesque performing at Indee Teepee. What she failed to mention is that she was also taking the After Dark crew on a summer vacation! The “team building” trip that she took the crew on to Mardi Gras was such a success that she decided we should do it again and what better place than the beach?!

I will not bore you with the details of the trip there. Some motion sickness, lots of “Are we there yet”s, a zillion bathroom stops, and a group singalong of the entire Sound of Music soundtrack, led by Meegan. You know, the typical road trip stuff.  The one thing I will mention is that Meegan told us that we would be traveling in a vintage convertible. We were all stoked……until we saw the ride she was talking about. In hindsight, it was roomier and the wind in the hair is the wind in your hair no matter the vehicle, I suppose! So, road trip, blah, blah, blah. Then……..BEACH! Lucky for us the beachfront house that Meegan had booked for the trip did not leave us hanging like the vehicle of choice had! Meegan had some team building activities planned for us, but after the long ride we all just wanted to hit the sand and relax. After the shenanigans that had taken place at Mardi Gras, Meegan felt the need to sit us ladies down and give us a little talking to about how we should behave since we were representitives of After Dark. Dark would have been given the same talking to but he had to go speedo shopping as he had left his banana hammock at home. Not to mention he was the only one of the group who kept his nips covered at the last outing! Turns out that Meegan is so engaging that several other women gathered to hear her words on decorum and behavior. Meegan’s words of wisdom went a long way. We all behaved like perfect examples of humans…..until the liquor came out. I feel the need to mention that we would probably have stayed in our model behavior mode were it not for our fearless leader leading us directly down a path to wild beachy madness! Yes, as per usual, it was ALL Meegan’s fault! (Isn’t it always?!?)

I am going to let the pictures tell most of the story, but I will give you a “cliff-notes” version of the trip. There was a twerking contest.  Dark managed to find the smallest piece of fabric with the most print ever to cover his bits. The only team building that took place was the building of a human pyramid and turning Dark into a sand mermaid. We did learn a lot about each other though. We learned that Portia can bong a beer like no one’s business. We learned that LadyGlory is the Frank Lloyd Wright of sand castles. We learned that Dark has….shall we say, interesting taste in swim attire. We learned that after enough tequila, Shanny can sleep anywhere. We learned that Meegan cannot be trusted near the water after 3 vodka tonics. And we learned that, no matter how old I (your blogess bitch) get, I can still not be considered a “responsible adult.”

But again, I will let the pictures tell the story!

Meegan claiming the tide was dragging her under. She calmed down after we pointed out that she was in a fountain. Thankfully we noticed her before the police did!

LadyGlory prepping for her sandcastle building. Sadly, 2 minutes after the picture of the final product was taken I tripped over my own feet and face planted into it.

Meegan giving the competition the stink eye at the beach twerking contest. Do I even need to tell you who won??

What a bunch of beaches! The beachy babes of After Dark!

Dark always wanted to know what it felt like to have a nice rack, so as a team building exercise we gave him one!

The whole crew posing for a montage worthy group photo!

Portia had downed her beer before I was even halfway through mine!

Team building exercise number two! It only took about 20 tries to get this right!

Dark showing off his “eclectic” taste in swimwear!

Shanny summing up how we all felt by the end of the trip….too bad for her this was the first night there. And yes, she does sleep with her eyes open. It’s creepy.

I have been told that there are MANY other pictures of us from that trip floating around out there, but what happens at the beach stays at the beach….at least that goes for all of the things we cannot remember!

~Tyche

 

Mardi O…..M…..Gras!

This coming Tuesday is Fat Tuesday. The culmination of the Mardi Gras celebration. You know good and well that After Dark loves a theme and there is no more fitting theme for After Dark than Mardi Gras. Beads, booze, boobs, gluttony, glutes and gorgeous people! Speaking of….do you all remember the time that the After Dark crew road tripped to New Orleans to take place in all of the debaucherous mayhem? Oh, you don’t? Ha! Neither do they. They had such a wild weekend that most of it only exists as small hazy glimpses. Lucky for everyone, I have a mind like a steel trap and the few photos that exist from the trip!

Every sweet road trip needs a sweet ride!

Meegan had the fantastic idea of taking the whole After Dark crew down to New Orleans as a team building exercise. It seemed like the perfect idea. Party down, build morale and write off the entire trip as a business expense! The crew gathered at After Dark on the Friday before Fat Tuesday and embarked on what would turn out to be one of the most epic road trips ever!

The trip down to NOLA was fairly uneventful. There were your typical road trip shenanigans. The screaming of “SHOT GUN!” at every stop. The eating of mass amounts of gas station junk food that inevitably lead to the need for a LOT of bathroom breaks. The singing of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”, much to nearly every passenger’s dismay. The obligatory getting lost in the middle of no where and swearing that you heard someone playing a banjo at the creepy cabin where you stopped to ask for directions. You know, the usual.

Finally, the group arrived, road weary, already a little sick of one another, and ready to have the time of their lives! After settling in to the motel that can best be described as one step up from being homeless and giving themselves a good power-fluff, the crew hit the town. Almost immediately Dark went missing. One minute he was doing a body shot off of a barely half clothed octogenarian and the next minute he was gone. Everyone figured he had hooked up or passed out, but they were not worried and since he had a few days to be found they partied on.

The weekend carried on as planned. Team building exercises such as “Trust Shots” (where each team member puts their faith into the one taking the trip to the bar to order a round of shots) and physically building a human pyramid with the team were exercised throughout the weekend. At some point during round 10 of Truth Shots, Portia announced in a rather slurred voice that she was heading to bed. I believe her exact words were “I’ms out! Deushes biches!” Given the condition of the rest of the team still standing, no one had the insight to check her room when they returned to the motel and no one saw her again until Fat Tuesday.

Speaking of…..Fat Tuesday arrived and the After Dark crew that was still able to be located was ready for parades, beads and more drinks! The madness started at 8am and carried on from there. Imagine the surprise on everyone’s face when during the 2nd parade who should Shanny flash for beads but Dark! There he was riding high on a float and playing booby ring toss!

The rest of the day and night was a fuzzy blur, even for this bloggess with the memory of steel! Thank goodness LG texted me the pictures she had taken in her phone before she shattered it while diving over Meegan to grab some sweet beads that Meeg’s had barely even shown a nip for. Those few precious pictures will tell the rest of the story.

Shanny and LG showing the goods!

Knowing that flashing my boobs would mean having to sit my drink down I opted for the topless approach.

Meegan completely unwilling to put her drink down, but still getting those beads!

As Fat Tuesday was drawing to a close, everyone started to worry about Portia. She had not been seen since she stumbled out of the bar and towards the motel a few nights earlier. The group was drunkenly meandering through the streets, trying to find their friend and remember where the heck the motel was when they came across a crowd that had gathered to watch a couple dance. And who should be half of that couple? Portia freaking Red!

Scantily clad and shaking what her momma gave her, Portia and the still unnamed man!

And thus concludes the sordid tale of when After Dark hit Mardi Gras like a boss. I say sordid because I left the best bits out as they are not exactly safe for the blog and the statute of limitations on some of the things that went done might not be up!

Join us this Tuesday for a celebration of Mardi Gras at After Dark. Unlike New Orleans, you need to cover your bits and pieces for our party but we will still have an amazing time!

♥ ~Ty

 

Tell Ty Vol. 9!

Hello Tell Ty my old friend……..You’re asking questions once again…..

YEEHAW!! Tell Ty is BACK! Everyone knows that I am nosy and I love to ask questions and Tell Ty lets me do just that without making me look like a total creeper! Since it has been a long time since there has been a volume of Tell Ty, I feel the need to give a bit of a refresher for those who may be new to the blog or for those regular readers who just forget things for whatever reason. Personally, I find the thoughts that roll out of my mind to amusing that I do not understand how anyone could ever forget them. I mean, honestly, my trains of thought are so on the track that it boggles my mind how anyone would forget one……now what was I talking about?

Tell Ty is a quick and relatively painless way to get to know the staff of After Dark and the musicians that groove the stage and rock the walls. I ask three questions. The same three things of every person that participates. 1. Tell me something random. 2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. 3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you. See, it is totally painless. No staff or musicians were harmed in the making of Tell Ty. If you would like to take a trip down memory lane and look at the previous volumes of Tell Ty you can click here.

This volume features a staff member that I completely forgot I had not accosted with my questions when she officially joined the staff and a musician who is new to After Dark.

Tell Ty Volume 9!

                                                   Hunson Abadeer (tharaddavil)

This volume of Tell Ty begins with a newcomer to the After Dark stage, Hunson Abadeer. Not only is he a newcomer to our stage, but he is possibly one of the youngest performers to have played After Dark. I promise he is legal though. I know you are all thinking “OMG! They let her deal with minors?!?!” Don’t be silly! We all know that would be a catastrophe!

1. Tell me something random.
I bailed the banks out. I spawned this whole house.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
Typically, I’m playing drums and writing music for my wizard pop band called The Flabbercasters. Hunson Abadeer is just something for me to do solo, when I’m feeling like less of a dork.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I used to be a considerably popular machinima youtuber. I made videos on a game called “Free Realms” back in 2010. It was seriously one of my favorite games of all time. Unfortunately, Sony shut down the servers in 2014, but my Youtube account kept getting visitors and subscribers. It currently has a little over 400 subscribers and my best video has almost reached 30,000 views. I’ve never been as embarrassed as I am proud. I used my real voice and got help from my brother too. Our voices are so high, it’s hilarious. In-game, I used the username “Th3 Raddavil” and that’s where my resident name (tharaddavil) stems from.
Please don’t make me regret sharing this:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeRealmRadDavil
You heard the man correctly, wizard pop band. I didn’t know what that was until I met Hunson and now I know that any band that play a love song about Medusa is good by me! And since he asked so nicely, let’s not make him regret sharing the youtube link!

She is the newest member of the After Dark Lounge Staff. She is a fantastic hostess and cute as a damn button but this woman has a dark side, and you are about to see it firsthand! Her replies are about as sassy as the finger she is presenting in the photo above! I present to you, the most judgey Tell Ty responses ever, from none other than Mrs. Shannyn Waverider!

1. Tell me something random.
I like to correct peoples typos…..
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I noticed you made a typo in your questions here.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
Your typo was here in question three, it should have been knowS not know. So something everyone does not know about me? I am an obnoxious bitch when it comes to typos! : )

After Shanny sent me her responses I applauded her on getting them back to me so quickly. Then I read the note card…….then I went through older Tell Ty notecards in my inventory to see if that typo had always been there. Sure enough, there it was in all of its typographical erred glory. 8.5 volumes of Tell Ty, most of them featuring at least 2 people and no one pointed it out till now. Thank you Shanny for being ever diligent and pointing out when I make a mistake!

There you have it folks! Another Tell Ty in the books! Hopefully more to come as well!

♥ Ty

NSFRC (Not suitable for red carpet)

The Avi Choice awards are being handed out this Sunday at 1pm SLT. I am positive that my readers are sick and damn tired of all of the Avi Choice Awards talk. First I harp to get you to nominate, then I get on your butts about voting for the awards and now I STILL want to talk about them?!?! Yep, and I am going to. That is the beauty of writing, I get to write whatever the heck I want!

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Though there are a lot of nominees among the After Dark Lounge crew, none of us will be attending the awards themselves. Some have conflicting things going on, some just don’t have a thing to wear and one, who will not be named is banned for life.*

There was discussion of having an award show listening party, but as per usual there was so much arguing that the whole idea was thrown out the window. Dark can’t have dairy, and Shanny insists on having queso and cheese sticks. Portia is embarrassed to be around people when she listens to award shows. I would be too if I screamed the kind of obscenities she screams when her favorite does not win. LG and Meegan were going to wear the same dress, neither would budge and that led to a “Yea, well my ass looks better than yours” kind of argument that resulted in tears. My tears, because listening to those two argue is enough to make you crazy! As for me, well, seems no one wants to come hang out with the only sane one of the damn group.

The look I will be going for Sunday afternoon. minus the baking whatnot and plus booze!

Long story short, I have no idea what the rest of the After Dark Lounge crew will be doing when the Avi Choice Awards are handed out, but I know what I will be doing! I will be sitting in my living room, in my comfy fleece pants (Sunday is a comfy pant day after all). a football jersey (Umm….Sunday!), fuzzy slippers (it is winter and cold here!) and a tiara. Why the tiara? Jeez people! I t is an award show! I want to feel a little fancy! So anyway, I will be all geared up, vodka and OJ close at hand, my ear glued to the broadcast, while the football game is on in the background. Hey, I love awards shows but I also love my football!

No matter who wins, it is really an honor to be nominated. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and voted. I hope that on award day your pants are comfy and your favorites bring home the prize! So pinkies up, cupcakes! It is time to get your fancy on!

♥ Tyche

*Not really, but if anyone was, let’s be honest, it would be Meegan

Just Hitched!

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What do you so when a venue owner runs off and gets hitched with no pomp and circumstance? You bring the pomp and circumstance to her and her new wife by throwing a big ‘ol fashioned, tacky as can be wedding party! If Meegan and Rebecca thought that they could get away with eloping and not be dealt a good dose of silliness, they were sadly mistaken!

The party had everything one could want at a tacky, somewhat redneck, back yard reception…and so much more! A pickup truck with cans hanging from the tailgate? CHECK! Gigantic pretend pictures from the wedding day? CHECK! More amazing music than one can shake a shotgun at? CHECK! Watermelon and lemonade left over from July 4th? CHECK! A keg full of cold brew, complete with rainbow colored plastic cups? CHECK! Way too bright rainbow wedding cake? CHECK! Dancing girls? CHECK! Totally inappropriate wedding apparel on both brides? CHECK! Lots of love from friends and possibly people who are just trying to score an invite to what will be the wedding of the decade even though the brides are already married? CHECK!  All of that and so, so much more!

So much can be said about the level of fun that was had at After Dark last Sunday, but I will just let the pictures tell the story! A big thank you to Raspbury Rearwin, Voodoo Shilton and Red Heaven for providing the musical entertainment for the evening!

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Sweet sentiments of love……….and beer!!

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Proudest wedding cake ever…..and beer!

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The brides showing off their sweet dance moves!

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More bridal boogie!

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A special surprise for the brides…..dancing chicks!

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More dancing…..less clothing for Tyche!

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The brides relaxing at the end of the night.

One thing of note, in case you were not there and since it is hard to read in the pictures, Rebecca is wearing a tshit that says “Save a horse, ride the bride”. And that is pure klass!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the love of these two amazing women. It was one hell of a night and a total blast! One more special thanks to Voodoo, Shanny and LG for helping Ty pull off the surprise dance for the brides!

 

Our Growing Family

growing familyI bet you did not know we were even expecting! Well, I know you did not know, otherwise I am certain we would have received a lovely gift. Sure, you might have commented to our friend that Tyche was looking a little rounder these days, or that Meegan’s ass was looking extra fierce, but you had no idea!  Yes, the After Dark Lounge family is growing and we are happy to announce that…….

girlThe After Dark Lounge family gives a warm welcome to Shanny Waverider as she takes a position with us as hostess! Some of you regulars are probably thinking “Wait, hasn’t she worked there FOREVER?”. The simple answer is no. The more complex answer is that she has always been there to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed, so you may have seen her hosting at After Dark several times in the past. Now we have made it official! We liked it so we put a ring on it, so to speak!

Shanny’s official initiation begins immediately. We have stocked up on riding crops and baby oil for the occasion….oh, wait….I don’t think that part was supposed to be mentioned. Oh well, the cat is out of the bag now! Please join us in welcoming Shanny as an official member of the fam! (While we have stocked up on riding crops and baby oil, we encourage people to bring their own and initiate away!)*

In honor of the newest member of the After Dark family, we have taken a new staff group photo. It seemed like the right thing to do! You would not believe how hard it is to find sweet coordinating track suits, but we nailed it!

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From left to right: Portia, Shanny, LadyGlory, Meegan, Tyche and Dark

Aren’t we a fine looking brood?!?!?!

Also in honor of Shanny drinking the Kool-Aid I wanted to share one of my favorite photos of her. It is a touching photograph of 3 girlfriends just relaxing at After Dark Lounge one night after the shows were over and the crowd had left. A simple moment between friends, honest, carefree…..uh-oh, here come the tears…..I should just post the photo. s

RELAX!So lovely, huh? Can you guess which is Shanny?

The next time you are at After Dark Lounge, be sure that you give Shanny a warm hello and let her know that you are as happy as we are that she is part of the family!

*Note: If you would like to initiate Shanny, please ask her if you may first. It is only proper!