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Salt Lake’s Radio City Lounge Survived 61 Years of Drag Queens

Salt Lake City’s Radio City Lounge, or RC Lounge, was the oldest gay bar west of the Mississippi. And then it closed in August, marking the end of its 61-year history that began in 1948. Bartender Rose Carrier, who took the job not knowing it was a gay bar, and was there for the bar’s final night of pours, makes an unintentional joke about back doors, which we laughed at because we’re 12. It lightens the mood of this sad news. (Video via Utah’s Fox 13)