The Club Kids – the original ‘influencers,’ really, before the advent of social media – not only graced the dance floors of legendary nightclubs and stared out from style and society pages; they also flaunted their drug use, gender fluidity and avant-garde lifestyle on talk shows and in interviews that made Middle America recoil.
The Club Kids began with an original core of nightlife players such as Michael Alig and James St.
so that must be what it is, because it’s too much of a coincidence, because it’s like the fifth one in my life,’ he says.
‘But he came up to me, and Party Monster is his favorite movie, and his wife’s, too.’This businessman, Alig says, owns property in Paterson and is converting many warehouses into lofts.‘He offered me a beautiful four-bedroom, 20-foot ceiling loft, which is where I’m living now for free, if I would move here and kind of promote the town as like an artist enclave and invite my artist friends to come here and maybe live here,’ Alig tells Daily
He says he tries not to read negative reaction online about his re-emergence on the scene, and the weekly party actually turned out to be rather fortuitous – landing him a free four-bedroom loft in Paterson, New Jersey.‘One night at Outrage, this man approaches me; it turns out that he’s a multi-billionaire,’ Alig tells Daily
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The ‘80s were all about clubbing, so it makes sense.
We were the new punks but with an eye towards making money.’He says: ‘We were social media before social media …
He was killed in the men’s Manhattan apartment and kept in the bathtub for nearly a week before Alig chopped up his body, stashed it in a suitcase and the pair threw the victim into the Hudson River.
Riggs was paroled in 2010 and Alig was released from prison in 2014.