... I'm just not sure why. I was in the middle of talking to my friend Steve downstairs in front of TP Gallery--during which conversations we tend to get a little, er, animated and campy (I was in the middle of a sentence like, "Oh, my stars, it's so hot out here, I'm wilting like a magnolia blossom!"*) ---
Or maybe it's because City Weekly's new managing editor Josh recently came here from D-News.
Who knows what makes people glare? No doubt, the sight of a 230-lb. bearded longhair carrying on like Ava Gardner comes as a bit of a shock in the middle of the afternoon. Most folks, I've found, are friendly. Or they keep their distance. Only a few glare.
But I'm really quite harmless--so, don't be a glary Gus! Next time, say, "Hi!"
* Some people have asked, "Why is it that gay men sometimes talk that way?" There are lots of long, drawn-out, scholarly explanations tracing the origins and social utility of camp behavior back to the Elizabethan era or earlier. But, the best answer I ever heard came from a straight comedian: "Because it's fun!"