We knew his birthday was two days earlier, but we couldn’t pass up 8.08.08.
Liz in Balloons by P.Jones
photos by paparazzo, Joey London
Poster by Therese Misty Gill
for being our mirror
for spreading people-connecting energy
for helping us to see the fabulousness in everybody and everything, no matter how ordinary
for creating over-the-top outrageousness out of the seemingly simple
for pushing us to take our ideas multiple steps further, and then further again
Check out Astrea’s movie of your party we held for you right here in the center of the cosmos, Dayton, Ohio.
We love you, Andy.
image by Joey London
After today’s party at Playthink Studio 411 E. Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio, all other parties will pale in comparison.
Come on down to Playthink Studio in the Oregon District today (8/08/08 at 8’oclock for 8 dollars) and check out our Silver Factory. Dance. Make movies. Be glamorous.
Check out Dayton’s hippest hipsters.
Free admission if you’re 80 years old!
And now for the final of our 80 ways to celebrate Andy Warhol at our Silver Factory Birthday Party!
#74 Take a crash course in all that’s Warholian and Velvet and Silver Fartoryesque at guest of a guest.
#75 If you bring your dog, you must hold her very close to your face and make smooching noises as you pass through the crowd.
#76 Audition. At Playthink Studio’s Warhol Party, we’re guessing you’ve got tons of potential. Prove us right.
#77 Hold your own audition. (Tip: You don’t really need to make a film. Auditions are an effective excuse for surrounding yourself with the most beautiful people.)
#78 We’ll be your mirror. There’s so much shiny shiny leather and silver down here at the Playthink Silver Factory, you can keep your compact at home.
#79 Reproduce! Reproduce! Reproduce! (Images, that is.)
#80 You can act all shy and aloof and cool and detached, but bring all your friends to our Party , ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS, that is. They’ll thank you for it!
Wait till you see what we’ve done to the studio! I hope you like silver. Thanks to the encouragement of local arts instigator, Donavan, and other fine friends Toni and Renee, we’ve gone over the top in Playthink Studio in silver! Teetering on the ladder, laden in silver, I could feel Andy smiling down on us. Today we inflate the balloons, set up the video, the movies, the projectors, the couch and the camera.
So what else is there for you to do? Come down to the Party at Playthink Studio, 411 E. Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District. By tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock we’ll have 80 ways for you to celebrate Warhol’s 80th Birthday. So here are a few more ways to help us celebrate.
#66 Celebrate DAYTON, OHIO as #1 among America’s 10 MOST EXCITING and VIBRANT, RISING AMERICAN CITIES for the world’s Grooviest Hipster to CELEBRATE DECADENCE, GLAMOUR, COMMERCIALISM, POP CULTURE AND ANARCHY (as reported in the latest issue of SHAGGY SHAG Magazine).
#67 Dance in our inevitably plastic light show! (Or just show off your beautiful legs!)
#68 Listen to some great music! We’ll have a great combination of live music and plenty of Velvets (and Nico) to go around.
#69 Succumb to the chaos. As John Cale of the Velvet Underground said, “We were just anarchists, but we were anarchists with heart.”
#70 Find your reddest lipstick ever. Find someone delicious. Kiss. Repeat. (Kind of like printing graphic art, only yummier.)
71. Look through your old lps. While you’re flipping through your albums, you’re likely to come across a Warhol.
72. Stop by your local cosmetics counter and stock up on the eye ware. The heavier, the cakier, the darker, the better!