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Portland Knows Where the Party's At!
One exuberant fan shared his Madonna expertise with host DJ Alex!
the help from Funky DJ ALEX and many Groovy Portland Fans the WB Official
Sponsored Party at BOXXES Downtown Portland on Monday night 04/21/03 was
the GREATEST MADONNA PARTY THE NW HAS EVER EXPERIENCED!
Club did have plenty of Promo American Life Postcards, Flats, Small
American Life CD Release Party at Boxxes cards, and Liner Posters all about the walls though for us to grab if we wanted them. The last question of the night was to win a PROMO Madonna American Life Standee like the one that Tower Records I noticed has on display. Mariam and I both went up to the podium for more of a chance for one of us to win the standee. The Question was "What Country is Madonna's Favorite Hotel located in?" Of course, I did not have a clue and was only thinking of NYC. Another fan next to me guessed Spain and was incorrect. Mariam was still thinking about the answer and then had it! FRANCE.the answer is from the song SECRET GARDEN! Mariam and I jumped for Madonna Joy! I for one was so proud of her to have the right answer! It makes it extra special that she won the Standee from her own effort and expertise on Madonna as a ZINE writer. It makes It Super Duper Great too that the club Video taped everything that we experienced that night. We can't wait to relive that moment that night when we get the video copy from DJ ALEX. I gave Mariam a huge hug! She so deserved to win that standee and to have that moment video taped! THANKS ALEX! Experiences like that and sharing them with your fellow fan friends is what makes life worth living for!
Before and after winning the standee in the Madonna Quiz contest I went about handing out our EVERYBODY FAN CLUB site cards at www.everybodyfanclub.com to other fans in the club. This was an Awesome chance to get more members to join our club. Mariam could Not do this for her voice was still bad from getting over a cold. I met a lot of fans and shook there hands. I asked them to check out the site and send in their profiles. Many asked for me to make them a tee shirt. So I told them to join the club & Send in their profile and just maybe then they would get a shirt from me.
One of the most interesting people we met that night was DAN EWING (AKA VIRIDIA) from Portland, Oregon and who now has his profile on our site! WAHOO! Dan ROCKS for he was dressed up as our MADONNA AMERICAN LIFE video SOLDIERESS! He was down to the tee with an Awesome beret & brown hair wig and he was looking TRES SUPER DUPER!!! It was great to finally meet up with Dan for he is someone I have been searching for since 1996 when I first saw his Add in the back of the ICON Zines! I have been trying to track down fans like him since then in the Portland area and was delighted when he told me his name! Dan performs at the niteclub EMBERS and we will be checking his act out some Friday night when we can all come out and party and cheer him on. I will be doing an interview with Dan and Mariam will be putting him on the Madonna Impersonators page of her site in the near future.
I also met up with someone I have been looking for that I lost track of. His name is ISRAEL and a big Madonna Fan too. He works at another niteclub called Babalu's in Vancouver and they had done a Madonna CD Release party that previous Thursday night too. I had called the Babalu's club earlier that week to get info on their party, but I did not have time to go to that one. Israel mentioned that he had a feeling it was me that called the club that night!
It was so nice to see him again and I hope that he keeps in touch and joins our club too. The more Wonderful Madonna fans the better! That was the greatest thing about this party was that we were able to get in touch with past Madonna fan friends and make new ones in the process.
Much THANKS now goes out to WB, MADONNA, & to DJ ALEX! Without U ALEX this may not have happened. I have known DJ ALEX for some time now. BUT not always been in touch with him. I met him when he worked at a former Record store called Turntable Mary's here in Downtown Portland back in 1996. He was always a great sport and very helpful to me when I was shopping for PRINCE or MADONNA music at his store at the time. He is a GREAT GUY with GREAT TASTE IN MUSIC (A Madonna Fan himself) and I am forever GRATEFUL TO HIM for just being WHO HE IS! I know I have met up with him at Platinum Records also downtown Portland in the past and he is the one who Set us up with some great Madonna FUN DJ'ing some Great Madonna Music 4 us on Madonna's Birthday August 16th, 1996 at the CITY Nightclub. I thank u forever for that! And get us that Video ALEX!!! SOON PLEASE!!!!! U ROCK!!! U Always know who the TRUE FANS R! & that is ALEX for one!
After mingling about All of us sat at a table just to take in all our Madonna Fun so far and chat about Madonna's new album as they were playing it at the club. My Friend Chris McMurry was so nice enough to meet up with us earlier that evening at the club wearing a white tank & looking like that model in Janet's video "Love will never do without u". U looked Awesome Chris. Ooh those muscles are toned! We all just sat and chilled for a bit, Mariam & I, Chris, Gary, and Dan. I think it was Chris then that mentioned how one of the songs on the album reminds him of "Dust in the Wind" and that was so True.
We were then ready to go PLOW our moves on the DANCE FLOOR on the other side of the Club. It was time to GET INTO THE GROOVE for everything the DJ PLAYED that NIGHT WAS MADONNA! I'm talking everything! Can u Believe it!?! I don't know a better Madonna time Mariam and I have ever had. This was even better than the Fan Pre Party at the RUBY Sky niteclub that ETS Routes did for the fans before the Drowned World show in Oakland Sept 6th, 2001. DJ ALEX and another DJ were kind enough to play some of my vinyl I brought for them including a rare Madonna Mix, the Promo GHV2 Vinyl mixes, & the MAD ABOUT MADONNA Hot Tracks Vinyl I have. Special Thanks to DJ ALEX again for this TRES FABULOUS SUPER DUPER MADONNA PARTY HE Hosted for us at BOXXES Monday Night April 21st, 2003. Thanks for the extra wrist bands you gave us and for just being so kind. Madonna should know that there are people like you supporting her and the same goes for Gary too! I hope that Madonna sees this Review on our site and gets comfort in knowing what Great fans she has! We will always support her and love whatever she does! We danced our asses off on the Dance Floor until around 1 or 1:30 am when
we had to go home for some of us had to work the next morning like me 4 one! That is how dedicated to Madonna we all are! We would only stay out all night for her! Much LOVE goes out to EVERYBODY that was on the DANCE FLOOR sharing the LOVE 4 MADONNA AND HER MUSIC that night!
The Fans that Cherish Madonna 2gether Stay 2gether and that's the god damn TRUTH!
So that is it! WB & Madonna, We Thank U for this chance to connect with other fans! It's a rare situation to be able to honor Madonna in this way! Nite Clubs don't usually devote the whole night to our ICON!
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