Bikini Babylon

Sunday afternoon wet T-shirt contests at Shooters, last call at Blondies, and Anybar on Harrison St. are all great places to hook up with the opposite sex (as long you don’t want to see them again). But what if “the opposite sex” isn’t your target? Women who like women consider Julie G. their nightlife compass.

A long-time staple in the local community, Julie G. was the brains behind the popular Ladies’ Nights at both Elements and China White, weekly events that drew droves of XX chromosomes from every pocket of Broward County. Now Julie’s changed her game plan: Instead of coaxing the same crowds out every week, she’s focused on promoting one giant, outlandish bash on one Saturday of each month. And, ladies, the place is packed.

Catch this month’s installment, Bikini Babylon, at Purgatory (formerly, The Saint, 1000 SR 84, Fort Lauderdale) on Saturday night. That’s where twelve ballsy chicks will trot the stage in swimwear for the grand prize: 500 bucks in cash and a month of free tanning at Boca Tanning Club. But do you have to have a Sport’s Illustrated bod to work the crowd? “No!” she assures us. “We’re not going to discriminate against anybody; if you think you look good in a bikini come on out. What’s one person’s idea of beauty may not be the same as another’s.” Aside from a chorus of catcalls, expect a performance by Heaven’s Go-Go Girls, an eclectic set from DJ Kaprah, 2-4-1 cocktails from 10 p.m. until midnight, and $3 Bud bottles all night long. Cover is ten bucks, and this night is 21 and up. If you want to participate in the bikini contest call 305-467-6372, or email [email protected]
Sat., Aug. 30, 2008

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Jamie Laughlin