Respectable Street, 23 Years, At Least 23 Weirdos

New Times Broward-Palm Beach Calendar Editor Mickie Centrone attends and details some of the finest -- and occasionally subpar -- events from a given week. On Saturday, she crashed Respectable Street's 23rd Anniversary Street Party at Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.

"What do you keep in there?" I ask the tranny who is lifting up her dress to get something out of her purse. Her "purse" area is where her package would typically be, if it weren't tucked away. Daisy D., the resident tranny DJ of the Lounge, replies, "Wallet, a percocet or two... my pride, a little regret, and a pinch of duct tape." (Don't bust her, Men in Blue, the percs were prescribed -- she got a nose job.) I'm at the Lounge for Respectable Street's 23rd Anniversary Street Party. Alexander just got done performing. Now, two young men are sweetly kissing during a prog rock set from Lavola. The crowd is a mix of regular indie show attendees, people who crashed the party solely for the free pizza and booze, local musicians, and gays -- win.

But the big win of tonight goes to the indie haircut. Perhaps, it was because Flock of Seagulls headlined Respec's anniversary two years ago, but there's no denying it: Frontman Mike Score's waterfall coif would be proud of this crowd's modern takes, which are everywhere, of the indie 'do.

Indie 'do number one is spotted on one of the ElectoLust DJs.
Indie 'do number one is spotted on one of the ElectoLust DJs.
Photo by Reed Fischer
Number two was quite the hero in black vinyl pants and thick leather boots from Spain. After a barfly broke a beer bottle on the ground, he swepted the glass shards underneath the bench "for the people wearing sandals," he said.
Number two was quite the hero in black vinyl pants and thick leather boots from Spain. After a barfly broke a beer bottle on the ground, he swepted the glass shards underneath the bench "for the people wearing sandals," he said.
Photo by Reed Fischer
"Eat my face, bitch," Liz, the grrrl with her septum pierced, said to me.
"Eat my face, bitch," Liz, the grrrl with her septum pierced, said to me.
Photo by Mickie Centrone

Daisy D., the resident tranny DJ of the Lounge, says this pic is of: "Daisy D. the pterodactyl and the girl who wants to slam it to [her] raunchy and her straight boyfriend."
Daisy D., the resident tranny DJ of the Lounge, says this pic is of: "Daisy D. the pterodactyl and the girl who wants to slam it to [her] raunchy and her straight boyfriend."
Photo by Mickie Centrone
"Common sense is not very common," says Meg, the red beauty on the left. When do they whip out these outfits? "Not very often, cause it's Florida." Now, that shows common sense.
"Common sense is not very common," says Meg, the red beauty on the left. When do they whip out these outfits? "Not very often, cause it's Florida." Now, that shows common sense.
Photo by Mickie Centrone
"You want to see an impersonation of a grandfather clock?" asks Cartney, the guy second to the right. He then moves his legs hip distance apart and shakes his nether regions while sporting an "O" face.
"You want to see an impersonation of a grandfather clock?" asks Cartney, the guy second to the right. He then moves his legs hip distance apart and shakes his nether regions while sporting an "O" face.
Photo by Mickie Centrone
Neon family.
Neon family.
Photo by Ian Witlen
Neon guy.
Neon guy.
Photo by Ian Witlen
Winner of a gold ping pong ball gets a $50 free bar tab at either the Lounge or Respectable Street. Please, gold ball.
Winner of a gold ping pong ball gets a $50 free bar tab at either the Lounge or Respectable Street. Please, gold ball.
Photo by Reed Fischer
Balls drop.
Balls drop.
Photo by Ian Witlen
New Times photographer Ian Witlen not only takes this picture but procures a golden ball in the process. He has an incredible talent.
New Times photographer Ian Witlen not only takes this picture but procures a golden ball in the process. He has an incredible talent.
Photo by Ian Witlen
Who is this guy? Besides the guy who brings anniversary cake on the stage?
Who is this guy? Besides the guy who brings anniversary cake on the stage?
Photo by Reed Fischer

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