There are many people here for DIH2. The tuesday before the festivities started the Sports Bar was packed, but unfortunately there were many queens there with attitude. Things improved considerably on Wednesday night when many new faces appeared and the atmosphere changed considerably. So far, so good. One hitch though. The place where the opening reception was supposed to be held was raided, closed and all the furnishing confiscated. It seems the owner didn't pay his bills and the courts gave the order to close them down. Kenny and Laurence being very detailed oriented stopped by the place to check on things, and thank GOD they did, because then they would've known nothing until they showed up that night and found out that the place was closed with everyone on their way. Because they found out earlier in the day they were able to pull some strings and host the reception at Punto Bar. Good job Kenny and Laurence!
I was the guide on the tour of the city today. I was late to meet the bus, because I am working with a friend to get his apartment together and it is been a monumental task, but it is almost through and boy is it beautiful. The tour was very nice, but only lasted 3 hours. Santo Domingo is a huge city and would take a couple of days to see everything that should be seen, but this was just an encouragement for those who visit again to get out of the Colonial Zone and see what else the city has to offer.
I didn't get a chance to write about it, but last week was the 1st anniversary for the Sports Bar and the 3rd anniversary for Jay-Dee's. I got a chance to stop by and wish David many more birthdays for the bar. Even an unwanted bullshit artist, Lucifer, stopped by being phony. I stopped by Jay-Dee's, but it was soooo crowded that I couldn't even get in the door. But from all reports the show and anniversary party were great and the Monaga Blog wants to also wish Jerry many more anniversaries for Jay-Dee's.
My "brother" is still going around talking shit. It is too bad he is mad and mad and bitter because the building he thought he was going to open with Lucifer is still closed and not likely to open anytime soon. One question "brother?" If you hate me so, then why are you still going around with the Monaga name on the van? I would think you would want not to be associated with an obese cocaine and buggarone addict. Oh well, I am flattered. No one is fooled. Look, if you are looking for a reliable way to be picked up from the airport then why not have Gerardo come pick you up? I mean, isn't the choice obvious? Go to www.monaga.com for more information.
Okay, getting ready to hit the streets and see what is going on. Will post more later and I hope to have some pictures.