(photo courtesy of http://www.fagfridays.com)
After a dozen years of disco & debauchery, the longtime gay dance institution known as Fag Fridays is dropping its weekly needle on the house records for one last time. This Friday, February 29, the event begun by partners Jose Mineros and Dave Peterson — first (and most famously) at the Endup, then more recently at Pink — is ending its run as a regular nightclub, only to resurface for occasional special events. It seems, however, that Mineros and Peterson may have more ambitious entrepreneurial plans on the horizon. In a message to the Weekly, Peterson wrote:
Yes, it's true, after 12 years of doing Fag Fridays weekly, we will be closing this coming Friday, Feb. 29th. It's been quite a journey I must say, simply amazing! We've been blessed to work some of house music's most celebrated artists and developed a family with them over the years; for that I am most grateful.
Our plans are to continue to do Fag Fridays every once in a while: Gay Pride, Folsom St. Weekend, and special
one-offs throughout the year.
Keep a lookout for Thread Recordings, our new label, with David Harness dropping our first release next week!
But truly the main goal for Jose and I in the future is to bring San Francisco a new venue and finally do it our way!!!!
-- John Graham