Friday, September 12, 2008

FAVORITE NIGHT OUT

I had seen Henry (a straight friend) many times for many years on the Conde, on the Malecon and other spots. I don't know why, but I always avoided him. It may have been some of the company he kept, it may have been his swagger. It was the "I know you want me" kind of stride and attitude.



















It always seemed like he wanted to penetrate our closely knit group, but for some reason we would never give him the time of day. Until a couple of years ago.

I guess he had had enough of being ignored and overlooked. We were all sitting in a bar having a drink and having a great time when he just walked over, smiled and said "Henry" as he offered his hand for the customary shaking. I looked at my friend who said, "well Lord, after all these years." After we all had a good laugh, Henry included, we had such a good night that he offered to take us to a different club the following night. We were cautious, but since we usually travel as a pack we felt it would be okay.

We arranged for Ready Freddy to be our driver since he seemed to know everyone in Santo Domingo and he had gained our trust. We had never had any problems with him. Henry met us at our hotel and we loaded in the van and went to an area of the city we had never been. It seemed like we went over the hill and through the woods. We kept waiting for the big, bad wolf to jump in front of the van. It was certainly nowhere we would have gone alone.














However, when we pulled up to O-Side we were quite pleased. We were treated like celebrities. Doors were opened for us, people were all smiles and friendly, a couple of gents even gave up their seats so our pack could sit together. Our host, Henry, was quite popular at the club. He certainly had his female admirers. They kept him on the dance floor. He did come to sit, drink and chat with us often. And at one point waved a few ladies away so he could be with us. We discovered that Henry is quite the party animal. He is not at all what we had thought him to be. He's very personable and so very uninhibited.

I noticed that at this club there seemed to be a live and let live attitude. I saw some guys I had seen at gay bars. I saw a few that looked as though they would be comfortable at a gay bar. And of course, there were the discreet glances. The "I could be your buggie tonight" glances. There was even an impromtu rump shaker contest in one corner between two or three guys. It was all so interesting for a straight club. It was a welcomed change of pace from the same routine. We actually hated to leave at the end of the night.

O-Side must mean "the other side," whether in locale or in orientation remains a mystery. I guess we'll have to take another look on our next visit. Thanks Henry!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well you just let the cat out of the bag!! I have been going to O-side for years.... A Dominican friend that used to live in NY took me there for the first time, and there was a strip show that was sooooooooo HOTTT!!! On my second visit I met"HIM"..... The single most beautiful and sexist man alive!! Needless to say I LOVE O-SIDE!!! Note to the adventurous, DO NOT go there and queen out... Discretion will take you very far.... and get you TRADE!!

Anonymous said...

..... Has anyone seen Henry??? We hear that he is in jail for murder!!Please enlighten us ??

Anonymous said...

just a quick question. Never been to DR, so how much do the bugarrones charge

Anonymous said...

the price is very very reasonable and the sex is hot.....just be a good bargainer. Obviously they start out many times asking for huge amounts. Talk to other tourists in the bar or hotel and find the going rate. When I was there in July, the rate has actually gone down a little due to lack of tourists.

TY said...

Unless he just came home recently as of a few weeks ago he ws still locked up. He has always been a very nice person to me, I can't speak to how he was with others but I have known him for many years he is a charactor from the early dominican pay boys on the set!

Anonymous said...

but could you be more specific about the price??? I mean just to have a bold figure to know where to start?? Gracias

Anonymous said...

Well, I was there in June and they were asking for 2000 pesos which is $60 and OUTRAGEOUS!! Like I said they were asking... but I was not giving. Anyway the rate on my previous trip was 1000 pesos and that is about $30 But for what those boys do in bed I will meet them in he middle and sometimes give more for a outstanding performance. But like mentioned before it is always best to haggle the rate.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your response. Wow 60$ that is a lot. I mean I have been to cuba and most of the guys dont even want to talk about money and with 20$ they are happy even though you always end up giving them more and of course gifts and food. But I do think that 60$ is really a lot of money specially if some of them dont "perfomr" well.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I found in July that 500 to 700 pesos would provide some quality entertainment. I never paid 1000 pesos. Some would start at 3000 pesos....but there is just too much competition. ALWAYS agree on the price before you go to your hotel. Right now figure about 34 pesos to the dollar.

Anonymous said...

I am always suprized at folks who hook up for less than 1000 pesos... I imagine that that's what the crumbs in front of Paco and Bar Friends charge. Well I have another standard, and the way some of them deliver... giving $15 or $20 is down right insulting.

Anonymous said...

....what everyone needs to consider is if those boys don't get the price they want from you...they'll go with 2,3 or even more queens until they reach their desired amount. Thus, we have the spread of whatever. BEWARE!!

Anonymous said...

....Hello, what about Henry ??Everyone has gone on and on about boggarones prices?? I want to know about Henry's whereabouts !!

TY said...

Henry is locked and has been for a minute apparently he shot someone and is getting a vacation compliments of the Dominican Government. I must sy he has always been one the nicer and level headed guys I have known from my early days in DR.Not bad sex either!

Curio said...

Oh so unfortunate about Henry. I was going to ask for his number (phone number, not inmate number).

Anonymous said...

anon 3:47...we need to ALWAYS be careful whether we are paying 500 pesos or 2000 pesos [for those silly enough to pay that] or even if it is free..........SAFE SEX ALWAYS Also I usually get the A list boys for 500 to 700 pesos....and they are loving and sexy and hot....when you treat the boys with respect and keep your word, it makes a difference...I dont mean you since I dont know who you are but.....many tourists mistreat the boys and try to be unfair with ...a deal is a deal.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anon 6:50am. And here's another thought...if you go in low, and they agree, and you have a great time with them, then give them an extra 200-300 when you're done, letting them know how terrific it and he was. It's called tipping, and - believe me - it works.