Meet the Mayor: Oberon

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

Rachel Dixon

I've been to rock shows at Oberon, but I believe they usually do other things . . . ?
Yeah, it depends. They have a lot of really cool people booking. My favorite thing to see there is TraniWreck, this alt-drag extravaganza and performance-art night that happens once a month. But I also go for ART shows, stand-up, and I think I've seen one rock show there. It's a versatile room for upscale freaky people - definitely not, like, Theater District theater types.

If Oberon launches a new marketing campaign, the slogan should be, "for upscale freaky people."
Maybe I think it's more upscale than it is, but it's bridging the gap between - I'm trying to think of where you might see burlesque, or something - Great Scott and the Beehive. The Beehive might have more straitlaced people. There's more purple hair in the Oberon audience.

Do you think Joe Don Baker would have fun at Oberon?
Who's that?

He was a comedy-sidekick-type dude in a couple of Bond movies.
If he was a comedy sidekick, he'd probably get a big kick out of Oberon.

What new law would you enforce, if you became a fascist mayor?
Everyone must wear glitter.

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