Lewis Walden & Michael Blue set the stage for Jerome Caja!
During the late 80's and early 90's, Lewis and Michael were the hottest San Francisco DJ's and club promoters (Crystal Pistol & The EndUp). They were the creators of the infamous Club Chaos and Club Uranus.
Uranus happened every Sunday night at the End-Up and would attract a crowd that religiously lined up out the door and around the corner. It was church for the freaks: punks, activists, artists, trans-genders, and queers all reveling in an evening of misfit debauchery. This was the place to dance, cruise, hang out, and celebrate life. It was also the birthplace of the "Miss Uranus Pageant" and other performance spectacles. Jerome was its reigning queen. He would perform outrageous drag numbers in his signature spastic go-go style. Club Uranus was the epicenter of San Francisco’s underground counter-culture art at that time.
Back in December of 2014, shortly after publicly launching The Jerome Project website at a fundraiser art show at Gallery Paule Anglim, Lewis posted a lovely collection of his club flyers on Facebook. His posts inspired others to do the same. Here is a sample of those flyers. If you get a chance, scroll through his Facebook feed (FB: Lewis Walden). It is a trip down memory lane of 90’s San Francisco.
Thank you Lewis and everybody else for posting these historic queer club gems!