PARTY OF ONE: The “Queen of the Night” Susanne Bartsch is working to support the nightlife community by hosting “On Top” Thursday night Zoom parties.
”Who would have thought that I’d be taking the nightclub to the couch?” Bartsch said of her On Top live parties, which are in its 10th year.
Knowing many DJs, hosts and others in the nightclub sector are out of work, she wanted to create something that would allow her to pay people. “At the same time, I wanted to let people know that we are united, we can see each other on the screens since we are not allowed to meet, and to give the community hope and joy,” she said.
After the first one, so many people wrote and DM’d Bartsch that she decided to make the virtual party a regular thing. “People were telling me, ‘Thank you so much for doing this. I feel so much better. I felt so isolated and hopeless. It’s giving me hope, fun and reason to dress up,’” she said.
Through ticket sales, each week’s performers are paid for their efforts and others from around the world have reached out about getting involved. The Paris-based Allanah Starr will be part of Thursday’s