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Work
  • CEO & FounderJanuary 2008 to presentSan Francisco, California
    Co-created and operate the nightlife & web music brand Bootie, with mashup parties in several cities on four continents and one of the internet's most popular mashup websites.
  • Event ProducerMarch 2006 to presentSan Francisco, California
    Bootie SF -- every Saturday night
  • Event ProducerJune 2005 to presentLos Angeles, California
    Bootie LA -- every Saturday night
  • Promoter/DJ/Host/Singer/Booker/EntertainerAugust 2003 to presentSan Francisco, California
    I make it all happen.
  • Art directorJune 1995 to January 2008San Francisco, California
    The oldest gay & lesbian community newspaper in the United States.
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Current City and Hometown
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About Adrian
  • I'm a fiery-dreadlocked trans-femme human from San Francisco (and Berlin) who basically throws parties for a living.

    Mostly BOOTIE MASHUP parties. As Bootie's co-creator, I produce, promote, and DJ at Bootie parties in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, New York, and many other places around the world.

    Obviously, I like music a lot. I'm also the lead singer for Smash-Up Derby, the world's first mashup rock band. Back in the late '90s/early '00s, I was the lead singer for notorious San Francisco glitz rock band Blue Period. In 2000, we won the SF Weekly Wammie award for 'Best Rock Band.' The following year, we started club Glitz, which gave me my first taste of club promotion. In 2003, as the band began winding down, I started DJing and throwing clubs. I'm the kind of person who always needs to have a project. Preferably in nightlife.

    Last but not least, as an old-school Burner, I'm the editor and publisher of the BRC Weekly, which is the successor to Piss Clear, Black Rock City's favorite alternative newspaper, which was anthologized into a book called "Burning Man Live," published by RE/Search in 2009. I love the desert – even when there aren't 70,000 people there, dressed in funny costumes and building a "pretend city." I love to hop in my RV and drive off into the desert, every chance I get -- which, given my hectic schedule, unfortunately isn't much these days.

    While San Francisco is very much HOME, and has been for over 20 years, I also divide my time with Berlin -- which is pretty much my second home.

    Anything else? Oh yeah, I collect old Atari 2600 videogame cartridges, and I have a collection of over 800 of them. It used to be kinda geeky, but now it's become retro chic. Like me perhaps?
Favorite Quotes
  • If you have a favorite song, you don't listen to enough music.

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