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This month, D.C.’s Best Dance Night (as decreed by yours truly) will move from its station at DC9 to the bigger, badder Club 5. That means that Nouveau Riche—-with DJs Gavin Holland, SteveLove, and Nacey—-will now span three floors, and last from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Eight hours: Some might call that a “work day.” Gavin Holland was nice enough to field five questions about the nouveau Nouveau Riche, which debuts at Club Five on Saturday, June 28th.
CP: What have you guys got planned for those extra two hours?
GH: Well, to the public, it will appear that our friend Spiggy from Sleaze will be rocking the mainstage during that time. But secretly, I will be holding an introductory aerobics class on the main floor, while Steve and Nacey will be heading up a personal finance seminar in the bottle service area. Plus we expect all of our DJ friends to come by for the after-hours fun (or else!), and we hear that certain rockstars who shall remain anonymous may be heading to Five as well…
CP: Given the bigger space, does this mean that Nouveau Riche will be less sweaty?
GH: No. Well, yes and no. It should be back to “sweat-optional.” Our parties got to a point where one had to abandon all hopes of getting anything but soaked, possibly in other people’s sweat. Hopefully now that getting drenched is an option, not a necessity, guys and girls will get back to wearing clothes made of the finest silks to Nouveau Riche. Though, for the record, I really think bathing suits are “in” for all Nouveau Riche parties through September.
CP: I see you are sponsored by a “Red Bull.” Does that mean that attendees will be sippin’ on RBV’s instead of Sparks?
GH: To be determined! I definitely want to keep doing the trademark free Sparks at the beginning of the night. I was just so busy booking our Australian friends Miami Horror and Gameboy/Gamegirl that drink specials had not yet entered my mind. Don’t worry, we’ll have something cheap and caffeinated for you.
CP: Who should replace Tim Russert on Meet the Press?
GH: The man can’t be replaced. However, it would be cool if they made a new show sort of like “American Bandstand” or “Soul Train” with a house band consisting entirely of failed Republican 2008 presidential hopefuls, hosted by John Ashcroft (I miss him!).
CP: I can’t get in for free anymore.
GH: False. Again with the bathing suits … If I see an Amanda Hess in a bikini top, I see an Amanda Hess not having to pay a cover.
Photo of Holland, Nacey, and SteveLove by Darrow Montgomery.