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WMC Revelers Can't Beat the Bartsch Bash

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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.


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

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