Posts By: Jeronimo

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    Las modernas – March 2010

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    When the highlight of one’s week is Génération NI-NI (la Sexta’s newest reality TV show) and roscón leftovers, you know something’s up. But what else could I do? I’d been banned from Chueca, thrown a la puta calle by vengeful drags just because I had fustigated their dreadful acts in one of my columns. I… Read more »

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    Last Chance Saloon- Feb 2010

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    Chérie Bakewell – my drag queen alter ego – had to hang up her hat, well her feathers. She presented herself, hair all done up, armpits and legs waxed and impeccable make-up in a (undisclosed price) gown only to be publicly humiliated before being unceremoniously thrown out from all the drag clubs in Madrid. My… Read more »

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    What a drag (Pun intended) – Jan 2010

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    Sex deprived due to a selfish Papa Noel who kept my present (A 6 ft tall Dutchman) to himself and gloomy at the thought of having only two years left to live (Haven’t you seen 2012?) I welcomed 2010 in pyjamas on my balcony; looking at drunken Spaniards stuffing their faces with grapes. Standing there,… Read more »

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    All I want for Christmas is a Vicking – Dec 2009

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    As I hugged Raisa for the very last time – My blond Finnish (oxymoron) friend whom had introduced me to the ever expanding population of hot Vikings in the city and forever changed my taste in men – I knew. I knew I was in for a dreary winter. How was I going to get… Read more »

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    See ya at Obama’s crack – Nov 2009

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    Obama’s won the Nobel Prize for peace and all I can think about is that I won’t be able to stare at his butt anymore. Let me explain myself! Apart from being a great little hang­-out with decently priced beer and some great music, Polyester, a tiny forgotten bar on Traversia de San Mateo, also… Read more »

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    Acting on impulse – Oct 2009

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    Any minutes now, I’m going to be told to make my way to gate C44. I can already see people, grinning and holding tight to their passports and boarding passes, trying unsuccessfully to form a linear queue. Unable to bear the heat anymore, I’d booked myself on a cheap flight to colder realms. After having… Read more »

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    I’m not Proud – Aug 2009

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    The streets filled with over 2 millions of identical gays started to do my head in after the original buzz faded. The amazing drag-queen shows of the LL stage and all the other diverse performances sprayed across Chueca – with the noticeable appearance of Soraya, who sang her Eurovision hit “La noche es para mi”… Read more »

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    Saving time – July 2009

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    Taxes have gone up again on cigarettes and so, for the second time this year, I looked at my tobacconist with shock and horror when she told me the new price of my old addiction. My mouth, ajar with astonishment, was unable to protest but my mind was racing. Giving up was not an option…. Read more »

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    Dirty Fun – June 2009

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    I know what’s on everyone’s mind. It’s not the economical crisis that makes us hold to our jobs for dear life or even the ever-expanding Swine flu pandemic but truly where to locate our favourite columnist – namely yours faithful – on Thursday nights. Well, the time has come… and the answer is (drum rolls):… Read more »

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    Rocky Path – May 2009

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    Going up the escalator at Ciudad Universitaria, I noticed two studs making out a few steps up from me. Their slurping, making the disapproving crowd going down quite uncomfortable (still? seriously?), bothered me too… I was…well… fine, I’ll say it: I was jealous! Why isn’t anyone kissing me? Boo hoo… In need of a pick… Read more »

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    Freeze Company – March 2009

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    Botellóns are such Spanish oddities that no other languages have a word for it. I admit that gatherings on random street corners to drink oneself silly is a wonderful tradition not to mention a cheap way to spend your Saturday nights when the end of the month is looming but they don’t make the best… Read more »

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    The interested ones – Jan 2009

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    I’m not one to judge (well!). Surely “Love” must be out there… somewhere. But (I like my buts) when a paperless, financially unstable cutie supposedly fell in love with my overweight, redneck flatmate, I got suspicious. Exactly what is a 26-year-old sexy Latino doing with a barely legal gringo fresh out of Alabama? I have… Read more »