EyeSpy 001 – December 17, 1992

EyeSpy 001 – December 17, 1992

STREETSOUND MAGAZINE’S 6th ANNIVERSARY RAVE

Now what is the diff ‘twixt a rave and any other really loud party? “It’s the music,” says Sylvie Falar, the director of Streetsound magazine. Oh, and I thought it was the drugs. No, it seems a rave needs lots of high-energy techno and the right attitude to continue dancing till dawn and beyond. Well, this one – held at the Phoenix – didn’t really get going till after midnight, when suddenly the parlor started jumping. People were actually breakdancing! Oh, and was this event LOUD! I thought the bass thump was going to rattle the screws in my camera loose. Photo 001-001 – Fully-clothed Barenaked Lady Tyler Stewart, with “The Prince of Schmooze,” illustrator Emmanuel Lopez  and unnamed party enthusiast get close. Photo 001-002 is indie recording artist Christina Lorr, whose single “Dark as the Night”– a house tune – is available around town. One question though: if this is a rave, where were all the whistles?

Tyler Stewart of the Bare Naked Ladies with "The Prince of Schmooze," illustrator Emmanuel Lopez and unnamed party enthusiast.
Tyler Stewart of the Bare Naked Ladies with "The Prince of Schmooze," illustrator Emmanuel Lopez and unnamed party enthusiast at opening night of Zoo Bar in Toronto, December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Indie recording artist Christina Lorr
indie recording artist Christina Lorr gethering attention

ZOO BAR OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Friday’s snowstorm saw the Metro Zoo closed for the first time ever. In its absence, the animals all converged on the Zoo Bar on Queen St. W. Man, what a packed house, wall to wall flesh, and the crowd was just lapping it up. An awful lot of licking going on in this place. Newlyweds James and Lisa Campbell, (001-003), get into the action. James sings for the band Rail T.E.C., while Lisa toils behind the scenes. Meg Campbell, left, and Shawn Yoder, (photo 001-004) , got caught in the act as well. The coolest part of this establishment has got to be the little cages and booths along the walls. You can turn off the lights in either, and even draw the curtain in the booths. Hey, sometimes you need a little privacy. Snagging a cage to call their own, (005, l-r) are fashion student Cherry with promoter Billy Delaine and Angie Eve, one of the bar’s go-go dancers. The tunes, spun by DJs Scott Carins and Eric, kept the stainless steel dance floor packed. Sax player Lincoln T. Thorne added a few extra touches live that really wailed.

Newlyweds James and Lisa Campbell
Newlyweds James and Lisa Campbell at the opening of Zoo Bar, December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Meg Campbell and Shawn Yoder, 1992
Meg Campbell and Shawn Yoder at the opening of Zoo Bar in Toronto, December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Fashion Student Cherry with promoter Billy Delaine and Angie Eve, one of the bar's go-go dancers at opening night of Zoo Bar, in Toronto, December 1992.
Fashion Student Cherry with promoter Billy Delaine and Angie Eve, one of the bar's go-go dancers at opening night of Zoo Bar, in Toronto, December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley.

SUTHERLAND MODELS CHRISTMAS BASH

Below (Photo 001-006, left to right) we see Jay Levine, producer of Fashion Television, with Natasha Cotroneo, the Request Jeans girl, and Ann Sutherland, the head of Sutherland Models, partying at The Sutherland Models Christmas party.

Bonus for the web version: Also in attendance, (photo 001-007, l-r) sisters Joanna and Lynley Swain, with Kelly Smyth, Tanya Fruehauf, Christin Watson, Erika Anderson, Lani Chong, and Mala Ramdial, Sutherland models, all. 

Jay Levine, producer of Fashion Television, with Natasha Cotroneo, the Request Jeans girl, and Ann Sutherland, the head of Sutherland Models. December 1992
Jay Levine, producer of Fashion Television, with Natasha Cotroneo, the Request Jeans girl, and Ann Sutherland, the head of Sutherland Models at the Sutherland Models Christmas Party, December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Sisters Joanna and Lynley Swain, with Kelly Smyth, Tanya Fruehauf, Christin Watson, Erika Anderson, Lani Chong, and Mala Ramdial, Sutherland models, all. 
Seen at the Sutherland Models Christmas Party were sisters Joanna and Lynley Swain, with Kelly Smyth, Tanya Fruehauf, Christin Watson, Erika Anderson, Lani Chong, and Mala Ramdial, Sutherland models, all.  December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley

BONUS PHOTOS – We present here some never-published-before images from the events chronicled in this column. If you  know any of the participants names, please leave them in the comments section.

Enjoy!!

First up: STREETSOUND MAGAZINE’S 6th ANNIVERSARY RAVE:

Tired bartender at the Streetsound 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992,
Tired bartender at the Streetsound 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Go-go dancers at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Go-go dancers at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Raver at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Raver at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
In the DJ booth at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
In the DJ booth at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto. Photo © 1992 by Steven Lungley
Raver and friend at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Raver and friend at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Dancer hits the floor for an appreciative crowd at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Dancer hits the floor for an appreciative crowd at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Triumphant dancer gets appreciation from the crowd at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.
Triumphant dancer gets appreciation from the crowd at Streetsound Magazine's 6th Anniversary rave, December 1992, Toronto.

BONUS PHOTOS – Here are some outtakes from We present here some never-published-before images from the 1992 SUTHERLAND MODELS CHRISTMAS BASH:

Sutherland Models Christmas party 1992
Sutherland Models Christmas party 1992 with model Natasha Cotroneo and unknown admirer
Santa rings out the bubbly at the 1992 Sutherland Models Christmas Party
Santa rings out the bubbly at the 1992 Sutherland Models Christmas Party

BONUS PHOTOS – More outtakes, these are from Here are some outtakes from the ZOO BAR OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Writer Angela Baldassarre and publicist Ingrid Hamilton at the Zoo Bar opening night, December 1992
Writer Angela Baldassarre and publicist Ingrid Hamilton at the Zoo Bar opening night, December 1992
Publicists Ingrid Hamilton and Laura from GAT Productions
Publicists Ingrid Hamilton and Laura from GAT Productions
Zoo Bar opening night, unknown guest, Judy Ruzylo and illustrator Emmanuel Lopez.
Zoo Bar opening night, unknown guest, Judy Ruzylo and illustrator Emmanuel Lopez.
Illustrator Emmanuel Lopez and MuchMusic VJ Teresa Roncon at opening night of Zoo Bar in Toronto, December 1992.
Illustrator Emmanuel Lopez and MuchMusic VJ Teresa Roncon at opening night of Zoo Bar in Toronto, December 1992.