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My observations about lighting in gay bars. A non-scientific study.

Last night I had dinner with an old friend in Palm Springs, and after we parted I decided to go to Hunters because I smoke and the patio is pleasant. (strike one against my appeal.)

I had a cocktail or three (strike two against my appeal) and this really good looking guy comes out for a smoke and asks if he can join me at my table. Sure. The lighting both in the bar and patio is very subtle (meaning dark.)

We strike up a conversation, he is the "film industry" in LA. He is 35 and starts getting really flirty with me. OK, let's see where this goes. At some point the conservation turns to me, what do you do, do you live here, blah blah.

Yes I live here, I love it, blah blah blah. And I'm 57. (strike 3, you're out!) Pause. Hey, that's great. You look good for 57. I'm thinking lets go across the street to the Circle K for some smokes and see how pretty I am under the florescents He says I see some friends and I'll be right back, never to return.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1508/19/2013

You have a good attitude about it, OP - you'll be fine. Curl up with a good book or your dog, and enjoy the rest of the evening.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 108/19/2013

[quote]We strike up a conversation, he is the "film industry" in LA. He is 35

This is where it went south. Film industry + 35 + LA + Palm Springs gay bar = Run for the nearest exit.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 208/19/2013

Boring, R3. You need to be faster to make a more hateful impact.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 408/19/2013

Um, what I didn't mention is that the 35 year old is a camera man for gay porn films. Because I am curious about everything I peppered him with all sorts of questions about: how does one get into that line of work; do you put that on your resume; where did you study to become a cameraman on porn films; and you're so good looking have you ever considered doing gay porn yourself? That's the only question he answered and that was no.

He was totally wasted, I gave him my phone number (which I don't know why because I'm only attracted to guys around my same age). Maybe I wanted to do an intervention. Oh, and I drove him to his hotel because he was trashed.

I must be a turn on to alcoholics and blind people.

Anyway, for this weather beaten old carcass it was kind of nice having a cute guy with apparently poor vision think I was hot in the dim light.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 508/19/2013

But r3, that's the point.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 608/19/2013

If he were a real person, OP, he would have never used the phrase "film industry". People in the business usually have a vanilla tag to what they do because telling people you are in the film industry only brings out the users and wanna be's. I have a friend who is a major VP at a well known studio and when the topic turns to what do you do, he says he's a copywriter.

Be thankful he left without your wallet in the morning.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 708/19/2013

LIE ABOUT YOUR AGE NEXT TIME. You think its going to get easier at 67?

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 808/19/2013

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by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 908/19/2013

You drove him to his hotel? When was this, before or after he ditched you?

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1008/19/2013

Speaking of lighting in gay bars, I was travelling in Burgundy one summer, and toward the end of the trip found myself in Dijon. I thought there might be a good opportunity to meet the local gars, and practice my French. I picked out what I thought was the most presentable of my dwindling wardrobe: which was a dark colored button-down, which had only been worn twice on the trip.

Well, I had only been in there for a few minutes when management decided it was time to change "le mood," and they flipped on the black lights.

You can only imagine my chagrin! I've never left an establishment as quickly before or since.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1108/19/2013

BLacklight really shows the lint and make-up!

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1208/19/2013

R12, and old cum stains from a former back room indiscretions.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1308/19/2013

And false teeth. Black lights are hell.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1408/19/2013

[quote]He says I see some friends and I'll be right back, never to return.

Ok, but:

[quote]I gave him my phone number... and I drove him to his hotel because he was trashed.

This is the first EST I've read that came with an alternate ending.

So which is it? He turned on his heel and ditched you after you revealed your age, or did you give him your number and drive him home.

by I thought it was kind of funny, in a funny ha ha way.reply 1508/19/2013
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