Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Show Tune Tuesday @dbar

For those not familiar with Boston's gay scene, every Tuesday there is a bar in Dorchester (a Boston neighborhood) that plays show tunes. It has become something of an unspoken tradition that my friend Paul and I meet there on the Tuesday between Christmas and New Years.
Last night's Show Tune Tuesday crowd
I was surprised that this year was less crowded, but it did not impact the fun we had chatting with everyone, and it allowed all my requests to be played :-) When the DJ played Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked it was a sight to behold. Rarely do so many people sing with such reckless abandon in public - its really a something to see. Dbar had a slight technical malfunction last night around 10ish when their system died and everything had to revert to cash. Kudos to Brit and the other bartenders who did their best to keep everyone laughing and having a good time.
dbar's handsome bartenders
As you can see from the Cazwell video, not all songs are from showtunes, but mind you songs from Hedwig, Hairspray, Grease, The Little Mermaid, several numbers from this season's Glee episodes all received air time. Should you live in Boston or visit and want to have fun midweek - this is the bar to check out.

4 comments:

Fuzz said...

Technically, gays and showtunes add up to a cliche. But, goddammit, it sounds like they played some good ones that night. Even those of us in the provinces know Wicked, Hedwig, Hairspray, etc :)

AJohnP said...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never been there for one of their showtune nights. :-(
I've been to dbar a couple of times on other nights, but never on a Tuesday. After being a 'fixture' at Luxor for their showtune nights (oh so many years ago) I really have no excuse for not going to one of dbar's. Of course...I was a lot younger back then, so maybe that's it. ;-)

Kyle said...

Wow, sounds like you had a really good time. In my early twenties I had a group of friends that always went out to the piano bar in Ogunquit, where they would sing their hearts out. We always had a ball. I don't think you can have a bad time if a night out involves inebriation and singing.

WranglerMan said...

Can't wait to come back to Bean Town!

It's a date, BosGuy!