Recap! Muni Diaries Live! Under the Influence

BART train operator Kelly Beardsley shares a story about a particularly wacky night on the job. Photo by Troy Holden

Were you under the influence on Friday night somewhere other than the Make-Out Room? Man, you missed one big party, our second spoken-word event, Muni Diaries Live! Under the Influence! Much like our last show, we packed the Make-Out Room, heard some awesome stories and cheered Muni on with the incomparable Cock-T’s! And you won’t believe who showed up in a vintage transit costume. But you’ll have to read the rest to find out.

We started out the night with a sweet song dedicated to the 38-Geary by Shane Papatolicas. We found Shane almost a year ago and were glad to finally have him on stage! Then Fog City Notes’ Rachel Moore came on stage to share one of her brilliant bus reports – she even baked mini Muni cupcakes for everybody at the show.

Photo by Rachel Moore

Sonia and David told a story about their ride on the T-train that turned into a mini strip show (I told you this was good).

Photo by Troy Holden

We told you that the Cock-T’s, a burlesque cheerleading squad, were coming to the party. But I bet nothing prepared you for their misguided coach Chester!

Muni Diaries "Riders With Drinks"
Photo by Troy Holden

Here’s EZ Martini of the Cock-T’s working the crowd.

Photo by Troy Holden

With a gentle prod from our superb emcee, Suzanne Lagasa (also known as Sexy Spaghetti and Meatballs), a few brave audience members came up on stage to share their own Muni stories.

The winner of the audience-participation part of the night, Laura. Photo by Troy Holden

I believe this gentleman below is Phil, who told a story about a man who decided to take his pants off on the bus.

Photo by Suzanne Lagasa

The audience voted for their favorites and the winners got some fantastic t-shirts by Walter Koning (Thank you, Walter!).

An exciting part of the night was a reading of the winning story of our erotic short fiction contest, written by Frances Jones and read by Amy Holzer, who did such a fantastic job reading the story that at least half the room blushed. Frances got an incredible goodie bag from Good Vibrations, who sponsored our contest. The goodie bag boasted items that promised “five levels of G-spot pleasure” and other stuff that required me to have an 18+ permit to publish it on this site, so I trust you will use your imagination.

We wrapped up the evening with Kelly Beardsley, who is a BART train operator! He shared a story about a particularly wacky night on the job where he discovered a man who he thought was dead. Kelly was such a great storyteller that he had people laughing from the front of the stage to the back of the Make-Out Room.

Oh, right, I promised to tell you who showed up at our event with an awesome vintage transit costume. Here he is with emcee Suzanne:

Photo by Julie Michelle

Still don’t know who this is? Here’s a better look:

Judson True
Photo by Troy Holden

That’s SFMTA’s Judson in full transit regalia, circa 2005!

We want to thank everyone who came to our party, our wonderful performers, Troy and Julie of CaliberSF for taking the photos, and prize-sponsors. For the last few months we’ve been putting the show together (see us standing on the side of the stage excitedly/nervously).

Photo by Troy Holden

We wouldn’t be able to put this together without your stories, photos, and comments, so please keep them coming and hope to see you at the next party!

Muni Diaries "Riders With Drinks"
Photo by Troy Holden


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