Posts tagged "Jim Flint"

Chilli Pepper: Beloved Baton Show Lounge performer celebrates birthday in style

Baton Show Lounge's Chilli Pepper celebrates her birthday at Ciao Amore Ristorante with friends and chef/owner Cesar Pineda.
Chilli Pepper has been performing as a female impersonator at the Baton Show Lounge for more years than I can remember. When I was single, it was my favorite spot to take family and friends. I even took my husband Chuck there on our first date! The location at 436 N. Clark remains a hot... Read more »

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years
This year marked the 4th time I’ve had the honor of riding on a float in the Pride Parade.  It is still one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences and one that always makes me proud.  For my first two Pride rides, I had the joy of being on the Baton Show Lounge float... Read more »

The Baton Show Lounge Celebrates 42nd Anniversary with the "Tops in the Nation" Revue

The Baton Show Lounge owner, Jim Flint, had a smile from ear to ear on the night of his 42nd anniversary, a party he described as his own “personal party.”  Indeed, the evening was by invite only and was an intimate gathering of his long time friends and supporters.  Silver balloons filled the ceiling and... Read more »

Miss Continental Pageant 2010--Glamour Galore!

Miss Continental Pageant 2010 finalists with founder Jim Flint. Labor Day is always exciting because it heralds the finals of the Miss Continental Pageant, which is the largest and best female impersonator contest in the world!  This year, the Pageant celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style with 34 talented contestants competing for the crown... Read more »

Pride Parade 2010--Insider Pics!

This was the Baton’s 41st year of being in the Pride Parade. (Pic by John Gerald) This was my second time riding in the Pride Parade on the Baton float and I will tell you this year was the best year!  Over 450,000 happy, cheering fans greeted our float at every turn.  Baton superstars Mimi... Read more »

30th Miss Continental Pageant Wows Park West Crowd!

Aurora Sexton, winner Armani, 1st runner-up Mokha Montrese, 2nd runner-up Naysha Lopez and Kim Moore. The Miss Continental Pageant finals are always held on Labor Day night.  This year’s show, owner Jim Flint‘s 30th, was the best one we’ve attended so far at Park West.  The Continental Pageantry system was started in 1980 to provide... Read more »


    Nebil and Monica.   Thursday night was Monica Monroe’s farewell performance at the Baton Show Lounge.  She has been a star performer for half of her adult life–20 years!  She is getting married to Nebil and moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan!  Watch out Ann Arbor, here she comes!  Good luck Monica!  We love... Read more »


Gay Pride Parade with the Baton Show Lounge Girls! It was such an honor to ride in the 2009 Gay Pride Parade this year!  I was invited by Jim Flint to ride on the Baton Show Lounge float and it was a thrill of a lifetime.  Jim has participated in every single one of the 40 parades... Read more »


  Me with famous Baton Show Lounge star, Chilli Pepper. Grab your favorite guy, girl, both or one of each and head over to Halsted and Belmont for this Sunday’s  annual Gay Pride Parade!  It starts at noon and they are expecting over 500,000 people in Boy’s Town this year!  2009′s slogan, as featured in... Read more »