4
| Culture |

WMC Revelers Can't Beat the Bartsch Bash

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Winter Music Conference might have spawned some pretty stellar parties, but Susanne Bartsch's bash at the swanky Setai hotel on South Beach this past Friday was the ultimate in divine debauchery.

Where else would you find the likes of America's most infamous transsexual, aka Amanda Lepore, perched naked in a bubble bath in the middle of the dance floor.

Exactly!

After lining up around the block to even get a look at velvet ropes, guests were directed to the rear of the hotel and an area that was decked out like a scene from Alice In Wonderland-meets an X-rated Cirque du Soleil (on acid).

A Brontosaurus that must easily have been fifty feet long and twenty feet high lined one side of the pool. On its body, a mug shot of pop artist Erika Jane served as a promo stunt to encourage invitees to buy her new single, "Rollercoaster."

Opposite the dinosaur was a stage just as large, which housed a dancing midget and a melange of characters ripped from the pages of a Star Trek script.

Add to the mix an all-nigh open bar, a soundtrack of sultry hypnotic trance spun by famed deejays Sammy Jo and Kaskade, and a few thousand guests. Now that's a party folks will be talking about for a while. Hats off to you Ms. Bartsch.

Joanne Green

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.