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50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

by Jim Provenzano

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

The year 1992 being my first as a fulltime Bay Area Reporter assistant editor, I reveled in scrolling through archived issues that year. Many arts events were prominent, like PoMo Afro Homos, and (to me, at least) my revamped creative calendar spreads.

But one short column that stuck out was Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up of the late drag persona Miss Kitty and other celebutantes of the day.

With an accompanying photo by Marc Geller, Bond revels in the local goings-on of early'90s talents, all with a recherché occasional ALL CAPS emphasis while describing the queer escapades one summer weekend at The Woods, the Russian River resort:

"Saturday night was a FULL MOON, so Miss Kitty took a mattress outside and draped swathes of CHIFFON and other glittering fabrics about the place to create a "lunar tent" from which to worship the GODDESS."

Praise be! Read more camp '90s fun at archive.org/details/bayareareporter

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