I guess R. Kelly put this 'hip-hopera' together in part based on his experience in getting lots of bad karma based on his pissing on young girls. Hypocrisy - don't do it. I think that was R. Kelly's underlying theme - people were dissin him for his freaky behavior. I only diss him for messing with underage girls - if that was the case.
I have to say this, SFist let me know about this event, and for that they deserve mad props. But SFist is the worst blog on the internets, except for all the other ones. They truly are horrible.
I have to figure out how to avoid details of Gavin Newsome's ass-wiping sesssions. I use Google Reader - if you know how, please let me know. Thanks. I'm sure SFist thinks his shit is sparkling shiny cool, but I'm just not interested.
Too drunk, still, to detail what happened, but it was brilliant. There was singing. Dancing. Lots of laughing. '8-mile'-type rapping nonsense. More laughing. A *very* lively crowd. Singing out the wazoo. (For once in my entire 1.5 yrs or so in the Bay Area, I was proud of an SF audience - they at least pretended to be alive - that was a minor miracle, I thought.) It was stupid. A night like tonight could make one almost unafraid to claim the Bay Area as a hometown. Almost. On the whole, a brilliant experience. Totally. Completely. Fun. and Cool.
...fixed spelling/links/etc. That Mezzanine joint was legit.
And because this event page doesn't seem to have a permalink, here is the ad text for future ref:
SF360 Film+Club: Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along
On March 21, SF360 Film+Club returns to Mezzanine with Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along. The night will be an exploration of R. Kelly's artistic canon, complete with audience participation throughout (starting with a rapping contest). The event will feature R. Kelly's 45-minute hip hopera video Trapped in the Closet; a remake a high school student made for a class project; several of R. Kelly's classic early videos like "Sex Me" and "Bump and Grind;" and, of course, general R. Kelly celebration. It all starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for $5 tickets.
Trapped in the Closet is a hip-hop opera released by R. Kelly in 2005. It is an astonishing creation—both for its creative music and equally creative narrative—and, as R. Kelly himself says in the director's commentary, a work for the ages. This show is guest curated by our good friend Henri Mazza of the Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. SF360 Film+Club is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, Mezzanine and Rehab. It is sponsored by SFWeekly and 7x7. SF360 Film+Club is a monthly event, and past events have included NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting, Wholphin and Colma: The Musical.