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PHOTOS: Queerty Hits Opening Night at New York City’s XL Nightclub

The much anticipated XL nightclub at The Out NYC  officially opened Friday night and Queerty/GayCities photoblogger, Jeffrey James Keyes captured the inaugural party, Rockit, featuring beats by DJs Carlos Melange and Lady Bunny, a glitzy performance by  Amanda Lepore (above) and all sorts of cute boys, club kids and socialites.

The club, a group venture by veteran Big Apple nightlife promoters John Blair, Brandon Voss, Tony Fornabaio and Beto Sutter, has already sparked debate among local tastemakers. (Gawker in particular seems hellbent on seeing it fail.) But if the packed parties this weekend are any indication, XL could herald a real return to the mega-clubs of yore.

photos: Jeffrey James Keyes

On:           Jan 30, 2012
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    • Mike UK

      the club will last as long as people go to it, as soon as the next place to be seen in opens then the fickle queens will move on just as they do over here!

      Jan 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ashton cruz

      Here’s a thought considering that this is a post about the opening of a long awaited new NYC club, How about a couple of pictures of the venue itself?? you know, like the empty dance floor, floor set up, the lounges, the stage, the special features, hell even the outside and the smoking patio if there is one etc… as it is this is nothing but an average set of NYC nightlife photos and as is, it could have been taken just about anywhere in the city. You could have told me this party was at Splash and I would have believed it. What ever happened to real coverage of events people???

      Jan 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MoJo

      There needs to be a “VIEW ALL” option for pix on this website!

      Jan 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Austin Evans


      Jan 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • me

      Lady Bunny is a cis-fascist homo-normative able-bodied Caucasian-positive sero-phobic farce who is in serious need of a glitter bombing!

      Jan 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • matt

      I was there and the party sucked. The dancefloor had no a/c and it was just not fun at all.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zack

      @MoJo: agreeded

      Jan 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike128

      Beautiful bodies, yet the thought of being part of that scene – no thanks.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Storm

      The centermost muscle guy in photo number four looks prime to me.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 12:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert

      Wow, the Gawker article is sad.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Astro

      men of color, need not enter

      Jan 31, 2012 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • disco lives

      Number 18 is adorable :-)

      If they’re more guys like that, I’ll go…or maybe if there is an under-21 night.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      @ashton cruz: Don’t feed the negative, just focus on rational people. Mean, ugly spirited people aren’t worth noticing.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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