SHIT... WHAT DAY IS IT? OH, ITS TUESDAY. the weekend flew by. thats the sucky part. my flight back to new york is at 5:30. plenty of time to catch you all up on my last three nights here in chicago. i probably will forget some things, but i'll do my best. i'll start with the grabby awards. days 4 and 5 will be up when i get home.
ok, so... all the presenters had to be at the park west theater at two o'clock for rehearsal on saturday afternoon. ricky and i roll up in his hummer with tuns-a-blazin! he's got the volume turned waaaaay up pumpin his latest mix. yep, thats right... ricky sinz can DJ... more on that later. ok, so we pull up in front of the theater. outside we have trevor knight, steve cruz, bruno bond, matthew rush, and a slew of others waiting and chatting. once inside we're all gathered in groups. diesel washington has is parents in tow. i gotta say, mamma washington is the bomb! they dropped him off at the theater before goin off for brunch but like the great mom she is, she returned with lunch for her 6'4 baby boy! a sandwich from subway! D EATS FRESH!
once everyone had arrived or at least everyone, the organizers took attendance. first up... Dean Flynn, Tony Buff and Mike Dreyden... "you guys will be presenting the awards for BEST VIDEOGRAPHY and BEST PORN STAR BLOG". im like HOLY SHIT! i get to go up first and with two dear friends! this made my day/night! i was nervous about maybe flubbing some names or stammering, but it all went off without a hitch. we had orders to be at the stage right when the opening number began. it was fuckin cool. very fossie! the dancers all stunning and got a standing ovation! the three of us are back stage waiting for our cue. one of the hosts, i wont say which, couldn't pronounce my last name but he got a little assist from Chi Chi LaRuewho, by the way is looking amazing! keep up the great work Chi Chi! so, we're announced and we hit the stage. tony's decked out in a leather apron and fisting fetish realness, dean looking dapper in boy next door hotness and me in my head to toe Larry Underwood originals, except for my sneaks and yamika, which by the by blew everyone away. on the red carpet Sister Roma asked me all about it. fans asking for autographs were stunned. my fellow jews made a bee line for me with excitement and confusion and some who didnt know me until now had expressions of "what the fuck"... i looked cute! after my moment on stage honoring my friends i returned to my seat at the Raging Stallion table shared by Logan McCree, Vinny D'Angelo, Ben Leon, Kent Taylor, Steve Cruz, Bruno Bond, Scott Tanner, Ricky Sinz and a few others. ricky and i had to head out before the end of the show to get ready for his FORSAKEN event at THE JACKHAMMER. we got back to his place just in time to receive all the dancers. some of the hottest boys in chicago.
the jackhammer is filled wall to wall. the vip section just off the main stage is set up and waiting for us. ricky hits the dj booth to get the party started. im organizing the dancers including me. the music is on sinz style but the dancers are like "what do we do". i tell them to hold on and be ready for my cue. i run up to the booth to get a mic from ricky. i tell him we need to let people know we're here and thank them for coming. i get the mic.
"WHAT'S UP JACKHAMMER"! little applause. "THAT WAS LOUSY... I SAID... WHAT'S THE FUCK IS UP JACKHAMMER"! the crowd roars. im doing this into the mic as im making my way to the stage. the main spot light comes on. i hit the stage. more applause. "THATS BETTER! IM MIKE DREYDEN, ONE OF YOU DANCERS FOR TONIGH! I HERE FROM NEW YORK TO PARTY WITH YOU AND CELEBRATE THE 2009 IML CONFERENCE AND GRABBY AWARDS! WE'VE GOT A HOT LINE UP FOR YOU TONIGHT... IN THE BOOTH TONIGHT WE HAVE THE BAD ASS OR CHI TOWN MR RICKY SINZ AND LATER TONIGH, ALL THE WAY FROM SAN FRANCISCO, MY SISTAH FROM ANOTHER MISTAH... THE AMAZING ANDRE SHANNON. ARE YOU READY TO PARTY?!" more roaring. "YO RICK... TURN IT UP!"
and with that, all hell breaks loose, in a good way. ricky starts pumpin our the beats. im like wow, who knew. i'd heard some of his stuff in the car, but he played all new shit i had not heard. i return the mic to the booth then head over to the dancers. i put Ray Daniels and another boy on the bar (which apparently had never been done before), boys on the main stage and the vip stage. shortly after things got started the entire RSS gang, Diesel Washington and Adam Killian arrived. im handing out drink tickets, getting them set up in vip and making sure they're happy. i dont remember how it happened exactly but bruno wanted to dance. i was fuck yeah... totally, lets do it so i brought him up to holding along with steve and let him get changed. once ready, we head back to the bar and up bruno went. sexy, furry and gorgeous! i spent a lot of time rotating the dancers, keepin them hydrated, keepin ricky supplied with red bull and attending to the VIPs. it was a breeze because i had a ton of help from the bar owner and manager. two of the most amazing guys i've ever met!
then it was time for the dreyden to do his thing. i decided to ROCK MY STAR and hit the main stage in my superstein sporty shorts and yamika... just before i hit the stage, rick announces me... "AND NOW, RAGING STALLION'S MIKE DREYDEN, NYC GOGO BOY OF THE YEAR AND GAYVN AWARD NOMINEE"... lots of pointing, looks of surprise and dollar bills shoved in my shorts... i should dance in my kippah more often! jews of the world unite! LOL! i did three more sets after that. my last was on the bar in my SLICK-IT-UP cut off t-shirt and pink thong. the only one i own and the only one i'll ever wear so please, DO NOT send me any!
toward the end of the night, ricky wanted to thank everyone for coming to support the party. i wrangled up the RSS crew, diesel and adam to join me on the main stage to dance a jig. we did that for a few minutes. applause from the crowd and cheers all around! i did forget to get bruno from the bar however, but he was there shakin his money maker in my neoprene jock and chain harness. after his set ricky turned over the turn tables to andre. rick hit the stage a little while later and was swarmed. ray daniels had all the hotties after him as well. especially two guys from amsterdam who literally tried to fist him on the stage! he was like... "OMG! i had to keep my ass pointed away from them!" LOL!
ok everyone. its 3:40 and i gotta hit the road to O'Hare. more tonight.
is it morning? already?! fuck, i feel like i just laid down. yep, the sun is up, im up... so wrong! is that music still coming from the jackhammer?! no, its the pounding in my head! WOW!
where to begin? oh... ok. so... after i posted yesterday, i got my shit together and took of for the IML host hotel... the Chicago Hilton. WE DONT LIKE THEM! THE SECURITY GUARDS... NOOOOT NICE! anyways... i get to the hotel like an hour before im supposed to appear at the fort troff booth to do my thing. im about to walk in through the revolving doors when this enormous (as in fat) security guard stops me and askes "are you here for IML?" im like "yeah" then he asks me for my "pass". im like "what pass?" he's like "well you need a pass to get into the hotel for the events". im thinkin "oh here we go... not awake an hour and im gonna have "deal" with some... AGAIN! after going back and forth with this idiot about how come now after years of attending IML events that there's all of a sudden a pass required to enter the hotel? now this is only my second year attending and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure shit out. i explained to mr. im a retard the difference between the leather maul, the IML competition portion, etc. etc... 20 minutes wasted!
ok, so im in. i get down to the leather maul where i run into thorn. he comes up close to me and starts sniffing like he can smell something. im laughin my ass off. you'll know why when you get your copy of this month's instigator magazine. i fuckin love this man! he tells me that the guys at the booth are getting me my pass to enter the maul and he was rushing out to the hotel mail room to pick up the newly arrived copies of the issue! i started jumping up and down clapping my hands... "YAY...". just as he leaves, one of the most wonderful IML conference staff guys comes over and asks "excuse me, are you mike dreyden?" im like yeah. he then gets on his knees, bows his head and holds up an envelope... "mr. dreyden, this here is your vendor pass courtesy of leather masters". as he's doing this everyone passing through the hall is watching with im guessing awe and approval and im sure wondering who the fuck am i to have such a good boy PRESENT me with my pass. i asked "whats your name boy?" as i take my pass from him. he told me but i totally forgot what it is. i bent over to whisper in his ear and said "you serve your master well boy. lick my high-tops then you may go." and low and behold he did exactly that.
i enter the maul area and check in with fort troff. they're still setting up a little so i decide to go over to the leather masters booth to check in with them as well. the entire maul area is far bigger then at last year's hotel. not one but two enormous spaces in the lower level of the hotel and what seemed to me like twice as many vendors then last year. it was a little hard to get through. guys wanting to take pics. catchin up with friends. people everywhere and its only the first day!
my first stop before duty was at the titan media booth. manning the helm is mr. brian mills! big hugs from him and an update on my shoot with them... the name was changed to bad conduct and will drop at the end of june. he said the scene is top shelf and the oral portion in the freight elevator had the guys in editing hard and distracted! am i really that entertaining?! LOL! the welcome mat over at titan has my name on it and im grateful. thank you guys!
next up... slick it up! and david mason doing shows! that mutha fuckah can do whatever he wants with me at any time, any place! as you know, slick it up sponsored opening night of my official nyc gogo idol competition. david was in this body suit that had my butt hole quivering! his bodatious ass made me want to get on my knees and eat for days. and his brilliant smile... well he's just too god damn gorgeous! the dreyden loves the mason!
i finally make my way over to the other wing of vendors. the first thing you see when you walk in... nasty pig on the left and the stockroom on the right where steve cruz and bruno bond are holding court seeing as they're featured in the company's latest catalog. now there's a treat! two of the hottest men in porn who are a couple and in all kinds of gear to get your juices flowin... seriously though... i cant stop touchin myself. there's a surprise. over at the NP booth i see this amazing new ad campaign featuring my london lover chris miller! stunning doesnt begin to describe his natural beauty and in NP gear. im still touchin myself. all the boys at the booth were poppin with a shit load of customers! again, only the first day of the maul and the men are shoppin!
im make my way over to where leather masters is set up and just like last year, NY JOX, another GOGO IDOL sponsor is set up right next to them... brian and his husband spot me and give me the biggest hugs ever. love them too! brian says... "hey, i made this with you in mind, no joke" and presents me with a brand spankin new white sport jock with the word "PORN" on it with a giant red star... get it... "PORN STAR". i love it to death and will be wearing it tonight at the FORSAKEN party where im appearing some of the hottest men in chicago.
i spent the next two hours at the leather masters booth helpin guys try on gear. i dont know if its because of the event or my sales skills or the fact that im barely wearing anything, but i manage to see everything i help someone with. it feels good when you hear "I'LL TAKE IT"! i did manage to fuck up royally! there was this hot hot guy. about six three, built nice and a massive cock! he wanted to try on a rubber jumper. i helped him in it with no problem, but when it was time to get out of it so he could try on a larger size... the zipper i was pulling down very carefully nicked his fuckin sack! he started bleeding really bad and i felt horrible. i started running all over looking for napkins to help. he was like "no worries... it happens" but i couldn't stop apologizing! leather masters are beyond awesome... they gave him a 50% discount and a huge bottle of lube! im stayin away from zippers from now on... its buttons or snaps!
after my shift there, i high tailed it to roscoe's for the Tim & Roma Show for my interview. just about every pornstar in town was at the bar including lucky daniels, trevor knight, jason ridge, logan mccree, matthew rush and the king of comedy... mr. eric rhodes! yes, i think he's the funniest fucker on the planet and cracks me up! our hosts, sister roma and scott tanner asked me questions about my stink fetish and why i was thugged out with a yellow bandana on my head. a new look for me for sure, but not one that will last. i talked about the article in instigator and my water sports scene in my titan film which is sure to please and why i drank my piss at the GayVN after party... well, scott... i was thirsty. there were so many of us to interview so the segments were short. you should be able to see the full show on the tim and roma website in about a week or so... possibly sooner. its crazy busy for all of us here so i dont expect it to be up right away.
after all that scott tanner, ben leon, lucky daniels, adam and i grabbed some grub at a cute little place called eat-a-peta. good food, healthy and very inexpensive. we needed to kill some time before getting to the lucky horseshoe for the raging stallion event. the restaurant was right next door, so we didn't have to go very far so we took our time. once we got there the place was packed. i have to be honest... the energy was NOT the same as it was last year. it was gross really. at one point this twinky kid came over to me and asked "hey sexy, whats YOUR pleasure?" as he put his hands on my chest. i was like "you smell like tina, take your hands off me!"... the kid's jaw dropped. we walked away and over to this really old fat guy, whispered something to him in his ear and they both looked at me. i rolled my eyes and went outside to smoke a cigarette. im very disappointed. i think we all were. the bartenders were snotty and didnt serve us well. it was obvious that the regulars were served first and attended to. there was one moment that was really worth it for me. there was a guy there with a backpack filled with magazines and pornstar photos. he came over to me and asked "are you mike dreyden?" i said yes and he goes "i dont have it with me but i have a copy of MACHO with you on the cover. i forgot it, but could i get your autograph anyway. i said sure and signed a napkin. saw he had a camera so i grabbed it and snapped a few shots with him. he was so thankful and gracious.
well, im off to rehearsal for the grabbys and another long day of appearances. check back tomorrow for more!
ok, so of course i fuckin forgot my camera... AGAIN! however, there will be a shit load of pictures surfacing over the next few days on facebook and the web from fans and chicago media alike from my quasi appearance at chi chi larue's party last night and the IML host hotel and oh what a treat it will be!
so, first off... i fuckin missed my flight thursday morning and had to rebook for a later flight that got me in to o'hare at 2:30pm. sounds simple enough, right... WROOOOOONG! i had to PAY an additional $50 bucks to get a seat on that flight. honestly though... when i arrived at check in, i had a good half hour to make the gate. there was only eight people ahead of me at check in and i would have made my original flight but the agents seemed like they didn't know what the fuck they were doing. oh, what airline you ask? DELTA! NEVER AGAIN! I SWEAR TO THE GODS... NEVER AGAIN! delta can suck it!
ok, so... i'm in and i make my way to my buddy's place where i'm staying. i'll let the secret out now that i'm here... i originally didn't want anyone to know because i know how some of you fans are... i'm staying with the fucker of the century! the master of disaster, the king of all bad-assness... the one, the only... RICKY SINZ! yes, that's right. and partying we are. here's a little dish... rick's apartment... PRISTINE! i'm like what the fuck! i expected a total "guys" apartment. but i shit you not... this place would make any chelsea queen storm out in a huff and go redo their apartments! i know i am when i get home! the best part... his display case with all his awards. elegantly done! oh, and the art... gurl... you bitches cant imagine.
now, we decide to hit the host hotel to see what's what. guys in leather everywhere. smiling, laughing. happy. a very great atmosphere! the second we walked in, gasps and finger pointing. not for me, i mean come one. they were like "oh my gawd.... its rickysinz!" while we were outside smokin, we caught up with stevecruz and bruno bond. the boys never looked better nor better together! i love'em! after a few hellos to friends and fans we headed back to grab some grub before hitting chi chi's shindig. where it was a who's who! diesel washington, bruno, steve, timkelly, josh west, scott tanner, matthew rush, honey west, race cooper, sister roma, the guys from naked sword, wolf hudson, stevenscarborough and his husband... the list goes on and on. BUT, two of my biggest fans were totally there and made my night... tamarahampton and tom trevor. they are fun loving fans with big hearts.
back at the ranch we did a quick change and rested for a sec before hitting jackhammer. now, i knew this weekend was gonna be busy and nuts, just not so soon. i'm exhausted still! rick introduced me to the owner and manager. they're great guys and are totally happy that i'm in the line up for ricky's party saturday night. its gonna be hotter then hell! woo hoo! seen were my husband's bestest friends a.k. miller and davidcrowel who is the spitting fuckin image of scottcampbell. when he came over to say hello to me i thought dave was scott. i felt like total spaz! seriously though! you'd swear they were twins!
today is gonna be nuts. i'm off to appear at the fort troth booth at the hotel from 2pm to 4pm. then tonight i'm doing an interview for the time and roma show at roscoe's and after that... the raging stallion vip party at the lucky horse shoe. at some point i'll make it to the gym, eat, nap. YEAH, RIGHT! LOL!