Today I am talking about the French-Aussie Claire de Lune, someone who is not only a hoot to see working but also someone I consider a very close friend.
I was lucky enough to perform with Verushka and Claire a thousand years ago at what is now named T2 (we called it the Banana Bar/ Taylor Square Hotel).
It soon became apparent that when Claire was passionate about something she was like a dog with a bone, putting everything into making the show or venue a success. The work was hard but the end result showed she knew what she was doing.
It has taken me a while to talk about Claire’s new adventure, but it’s just impossible to try and hold her down and get some sort of straight answer out of her. Claire has taken on the role as restaurant and venue manager of Slide.
Claire has always had a huge love for anything cabaret, and we see her eyes light up every time you hear her say, Darling, we have Maria Venuti, or Did you see Shauna -“ bloody faboolas.
Go and see Claire, or her other half Marc, running around making sure your drink is fine, picking up glasses or any of the other jobs I’m sure one of the other staff members was about to do, but Claire does it that little bit faster.
Go and say hello, but only rarely will you be able to sit her down for a quick glass of champagne before she is off again (and on Sunday nights showgirls drink champagne for free).
EYESPY This Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm I will be taking my kissing on Oxford Street project that one step further. With camera crew in tow, I am hoping to get many girls-on-girls and boys-on-boys kissing up a storm.
Trawling from venue to venue, I hope we will be able to see as many crazy kissers as we can. The strip is still a scary place and, if it is shown that we are scared even to kiss in a place that should be friendly, we are not gaining anything.
So if you see me out and about, please come over and lay a big wet one on me. It is helping everyone in the long run. Well, that is what I tell most of the boys I kiss anyway.