IN THE SPOTLIGHT – TG PARTY ORGANISER MS. AMANDA LAY
GlamourBoutique.com’s very own roving reporter Ms. Dawn Gold knows all the best party girls in the Tri-State and further afield. In an effort to encourage more ladies to try the trusted venues we know, Dawn will be publishing a series of interviews with the movers and shakers in the TG party scene.
First up is our local party hostess with the mostest, Ms. Amada Lay of Amanda’s Hideaway fame. Amanda’s Hideaway is some 20 minutes down the road from New Jersey’s GlamourBoutique.com so is perfect for anyone looking for a safe and fabulous night out amongst fun, friendly and beautiful girls. The Hideaway is located at the P & L Lounge in South Hackensack just off Route 46 East, NJ and takes place from 9pm every Saturday night.
Amanda’s Hideaway is known for playing great music and also the excellent theme nights where the numbers can swell to 70 even 100 attendees. Ms. Lay has run the parties for almost 2 years now and attendance has risen markedly in that time, particularly with the popularity of the theme nights.
Dawn Gold, our intrepid reporter was able to corner Amada recently to get the skinny on what makes Amanda’s such a popular CD/TG destination and how she does it. Read Dawn’s report.
“I recently sat down and had a lovely chat with Ms. Amanda Lay hostess of the Amanda’s Hide-A-Way parties every Saturday night at the PL Lounge in South Hackensack , NJ. She graciously answered a few questions I had for the newsletter readers here. Enjoy!
What is your favorite part about hosting NJ’s only weekly TG party?
Amanda: Seeing everyone have a good time. That’s my satisfaction. I get satisfaction in just seeing all the girls have a good time. If people don’t have a good time then I don’t have a good time.
You’re approaching two years of hosting the party here at the PL Lounge since taking over for Karalyn. Do you have a favorite moment that stands out to you from one of the many nights here?
Amanda: Anytime a girl gets up and dances on stage is always fun. The night with Hedda Lettuce was incredible. The Christmas party when 6 girls got up on stage at the same time. Every week is a fun night. Dancing is always a fun time.
You play all kinds of music here. On any given night you can expect to hear just about any song ever recorded. What is the one song or artist you just have to hear every week at your event?
Amanda: I love my doo wop music. I like to play what the crowd wants to hear. 70’s, 80’s, current dance hits, metal, dubstep, oldies, Motown, rock, etc. I try to play the stuff everyone likes. Music that appeals to everyone.
That’s true. The people at your events all have very different tastes in music. You have to try and keep them all happy. What do you get requested to play the most every week?
Amanda: Iggy Pop. I hear play more Iggy. David Johanson, NY Dolls get requested a lot. Frankie Valli, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead Mau5, Skrillex, David Bowie. Recent new stuff to 80’s hair bands. Jazz and 50’s rock.
Wow! That’s such an incredible mix of music. You’re here every Saturday night. What do you like to do for fun the rest of the week?
Amanda: I do a radio show every other Friday night. I love music. Umm work a lot…paybills. Lol.
Lol. I hear ya. Your parties have many different themes. What is your favorite theme night?
Amanda: Fetish night. That’s my favorite night. I like the vinyl, the rubber, the latex. I love latex. Shiny things.
That is always a great party night. When is your next fabulous theme night, and what will it be?
Amanda: Karalyn’s Oasis 2nd reunion party is on May 25th. She gave me this party and I am forever grateful to her for that. On June 8th it will be Amanda’s Hide-A-Way 2nd anniversary party and my birthday party too! Anyone that wants to send cards make checks out to cash please. Lol.
Lol. You’re silly Amanda. Where can Glamour Boutique newsletter readers go to find out more about you and your upcoming events?
Amanda: You can go to Amanda’s Hide-A-Way @ PL Lounge facebook page. Also go to Amanda Lay’s page on facebook and just friend me or join the Hide-A-Way page.
You’re the best Amanda! Thanks for taking the time to sit and chat with me, but most of all thanks for being a big part of the community by providing us all with a fun place to get together with friends every Saturday night. I will see you again soon at the Hide-A-Way.