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Fired by Jim Fouratt during the attempt to open Danceteria, Bobby Bradley and Alan Mace took over down-and-out bar the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge, relaunching the Avenue A spot on 10 December. The opening-night party blended Western movies, drag queen performances, and DJ-ing in the back room. Demand soon surpassed all expectations and by the spring the spot matched Danceteria’s seven-nights-a-week parade. As it became clear that Pyramid was part of a broader East Village reaction against West Village gay culture, Bradley and Mace hired the Mudd Club’s Ivan Baker as their principal DJ. Over at the Fun Gallery, meanwhile, Patti...

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