Tokyo Lounge

Vancouver - June 5, 2004

During the last two months when I was away from Vancouver, a few gay watering holes have sprung up. Although many of these are actually straight establishments most of the time and only "gay" on certain nights (closeted bars?), we poor, wretched Vancouver poofers now actually have some OPTIONS when going out at night! I can now finally stop sewing at home on Friday nights and go out drinking at a place other than Odyssey (nightclub)! My friend Alan and I will be visiting some of these new "bars" in the upcoming weeks ahead. We're restricting oursevles to only one new "gay bar" per week because the thought of having nowhere else to explore in Vancouver at night is mortifying- like watching paint dry. Moderation is the key to survival.

Tokyo Lounge was the first new bar we visited in Vancouver's nuevo gay nightscene. Although the owner(s) has fetishized an Asian city in the name of the bar, this place actually has nothing to do with Japan, Asia, Asians, sushi, or ME :) There were few Asians in the club but I felt so at home in a bar named after an Asian city. Not! Actually, the only thing Asian about this place is the exorbitant cover charge. $10 to get into a lounge?! Are we in Tokyo?? Get some geishas to fetch me some sake then!

Nevertheless we had fun! Alcohol is always a reliable friend. Below are some photos from that night.

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Mom & Daughter

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Which Cologne?

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Breast Feeding

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Peter & Slanty Eye

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Peter & Drunk

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Post Eye Surgery

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Lesbian Drinking

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Killing Bacteria

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Triple-Chin Voguing

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1900-AsianPussy

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Monica Lewinsky

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Riga Mortis

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Where's My Beer?

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Best Plastic

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Warming Up

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Garlic Breath

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New Headwear

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Ray of Light I

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Ray of Light II

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Ray of Light III