SSION in town is always a reason to rally the troops. Friday night, a crowd with umbrellas (and plenty of cute guys in high heels) lined W. 16th Street, waiting until nearly midnight for the doors of the Highline Ballrooms to open. SSION's Cody Critcheloe arranged for a stacked bill of openers (House of Ladosha, K-Holes, Alexis PenneyMykki Blanco), presented without interruption, who paved the long path to SSSION's grand finale around 2:45am. It was worth the wait. Critcheloe is is a consummate talent, equal parts creator and performer, and he does it all with original, fascinating style. Between the visual elements, the music, and the couple grinding against us from behind, it was a true feast for the senses.

Alexis Penney
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Alexis Penney
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Mykki Blanco
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Mykki Blanco
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K-Holes
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K-Holes
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K-Holes
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K-Holes
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