One last story from the GALA convention in Denver– I did meet a guy when I was there. I actually met– and flirted– with him the first hour I was in town and then subsequently kept running into him.
(What is it about me and meeting unavailable guys during big gay chorus events??)
His name is Corey and he sings with the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus. He is also the chorus choreographer and he also sings in their small ensemble “Boy Howdy”.
And he has auburn hair and a beard and furry legs and is a skinny hipster with blue eyes and lashes so long you can feel a breeze when he blinks and….
(Seriously. What is it with me and California gingers?!??)
Anyway, we first met in line at Which Wich. He was with some of his fellow “Boy Howdy” members as they were heading to sing. I was starving after traveling all day and was getting quite “Hangry”. I was also behind them in line.
Being Hangry, and also feeling flirty, I said in a louder voice, “I’m so hungry- when I get up there I’m just gonna tell them to skip the bread and throw the meat right in my mouth!”
This caused Corey to turn around, smile, give me the twice-over look, and then say “That could be arranged.”
I smiled back and said, “We’ll have to work something out.”
Which, quite frankly I am still amazed I was able to form a coherent response, because Corey. Le sigh.
I mean, he had beautiful bedroom eyes, an impish smile and the auburn hair and beard… Basically my kryptonite.
Later I turned to the Minneapolis buddy I was in line with and said “Damn, I’m in love with that.”
Anyway, long story short, I ran into him at the X Bar on Tuesday night (after our day of dramatic performance) and I walked up and chatted with him again.
And then we danced.
And then we kissed.
And then we exchanged digits, with the promise that we would text each other and meet up the following day.
Which we did.
Naturally he is completely unavailable (Cali, partnered but open, etc) but he was a nice guy and very fun to get to know. And I did get to see him and kiss him goodbye, even if it was while he was dancing as a GoGo boy at the wrap party hosted by San Francisco.
Yeah. He was a GoGo boy. Here’s a pic:
Anyway, I had a good time and made a new friend. I hope to see him in four years in Minneapolis. If not sooner.