Adios, Boom Boom Room
Oh, the Boom Boom Room.
It’s the oldest and arguably most iconic gay bar on this half of the country. The Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach, which opened in the 1920’s, is sadly seeing its final days this weekend.
How, you ask, could such a historic place be closing after all these years? Especially when the gay lifestyle has never been as embraced as today?
It’s been bought out. And it’s going to become a hotel. Yes, exactly what Laguna Beach needs, another frikkin hotel.
Needless to say, the Boom is going out with a massive 4 day party, all this weekend ending Labor Day.
I went last night, along with Web Editor Janine Kahn, who made sure to take plenty of PICTURES.
A straight girl in a gay club is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that gay clubs always always always have the most drop dead gorgeous men I’ve ever seen. The curse is well, they’re gay so I can’t have any of them.
As far as eye candy goes, nothing beats the Boom Boom Room. Especially when it was time for the wet underwear contest: those hotties climbed into a three-sided shower and, let's just say my eyes nearly popped out of my head.
Yeah, we got pictures of that too. But I think Janine could only use the PG-13 ones.
Savetheboom.com is rallying to save the beloved night spot that promoted acceptance of gay lifestyle long before everybody else did. Unfortunately gay acceptance is a fight still being fought and the closing of this historic club isn't going to help matters. So if you love hot boys as much as I do, show your support and keep them dancing on the bars of the Boom Boom Room.
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