Sunday, November 7, 2010

jakec hotshot at jakes farewell party

jakec hotshot at jakes farewell party, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

jakes farewell party poster

jakes club resort


farwell party 2010

(psst... never fear... the good is always back for more!)

a little birdie chirped last night
that made me stop and think.
that the good and right
will continue on in an eye's blink.

In Jake's own words:

"Dear Family & Friends,

It is with heartfelt thanks that I write this note. To all of you who have supported Jake's for nearly 3 years, we couldn't have survived without your energy and fun loving spirits. 

Throughout our run, Jake's was graced with many avatars of all shapes, sizes, genders, and species. I am proud of the fact that they all were made welcome and celebrated for their self expression and diversity. You, our guests, made it possible to create a place were all people could feel at home. I say people because it's never been about the avatar, but the men and women controlling them.

It would be an inexcusable oversight for me to not thank the people I have considered my family over the years.

Syri, you truly are the heart of the club, you control the tempo and vibe of each party and you never failed to let us down. From the day you DJ'ed my going away party almost 3 years ago, to today, you have rocked us all, and I'm happy that you will have the opportunity to continue.

The Boys. Rocky who was with me from almost day one, and stuck with me through rough times, I can't say how much I love you and thank you for your fun loving attitude and welcoming personality, and unconditional love and support. Ritch, who served as a loyal, hard working, committed member of our team, and loved member of our family, your contribution has been priceless. Beckham, you stepped in when we needed you and proved to be an essential member of our staff and family. Past boys like Brady, Troy, Theo, and Patty, helped lay the foundation for our tremendous success and while missed have never been forgotten.

There would be no Jake's without "The Boys"

But even further there would be no Jake's without Baz. Truly the backbone of the club for over 2 years Baz was the driving force behind our commitment to excellence. Baz's time, hard work, creativity, and investment in our vision  without any doubt made the club and our community stronger.

The building and the club may officially be closed, but the goodness, love, and friendships will live on.

Thank you all again, for the gift of love and friendship that you have given me, and I only hope you have all felt it in return from me.

I love you all,


Stay tuned for more of Jake's events and new location!

Rocky's blog:
Baz's blog:
jakes farewell party

xavier, jake at jakes farewell party

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jakes farewell party

jakes club resort

All photos uploaded and posted by raftwet jewell for flickr and THE A LIST! blog.
Letter from Jake submitted by JakeC Hotshot.