We danced on the lip of the volcano, so to speak. We were young, too. And New York was still a big, open city where anything could happen and anyone could be star. Rents were cheap, creativity was encouraged, and bottle service was still 20 years away. That was the era the Club Kids came into.
The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual.
I can be an incredibly fabulous person, and I don't have to be in the highest heels, the tallest wig, the skimpiest outfit.
I was definitely the oddball freak show in school.
I think that when you are a teenager, it's the smartest you will ever be in your life. Teenagers are so resilient and strong, it's just amazing.
I can remember every outfit I wore to every party going back to 1983.
Getting dressed was always the best part of every night.
I'll always be a party monster. I'll always love getting dressed up.
I've sort of come to accept the fact that when I'm 80, people will ask about Michael Alig. I've had to realize that this is part of who I am.
People come. They go. Dying is the same as rehab or moving back to Missouri. It just means I won't be seeing them again.
Play Trivial Pursuit with me, and you'll be astonished. I can remember every outfit I wore to every party going back to 1983.
Richie Rich, Keoki, Amanda LaPore are really successful. They've joined the culture at large.
The Club Kids were about fun. Wild, messy fun - the more debauched, the better.
When my trust fund ran out, I panicked. I have a lot of admiration for the kids who come to the big city with nothing and make it.
As for my identity within the context of New York nightlife? I left in the '90s, so I'm not part of the scene anymore. I'll always be interested in what's happening downtown, and I try and keep up with the changing faces on social media.
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