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HOLLYWOOD, CA — Candles flickered, drinks flowed, girls danced and The Panic Channel played to a packed house for the XFANZ Rocks Burlesque Show at the Dragonfly in Hollywood.
More than 500 fans and adult stars, directors and industry members crowded into the Dragonfly club for the formal XFANZ launch party, featuring headline act Dave Navarro on guitar for his band The Panic Channel. The event raised approximately $2,000 for ASACP and the Free Speech Coalition.
KSEX Radio’s Tony Batman greeted stars for XFANZ interviews as they walked the red carpet that led inside.
“The mainstream rock-and-roll turnout was just as good as the porn turnout,” Batman told XFANZ. “And that was fun for us porn workers to look at. Navarro rocked — his acoustic set just stopped the room.”
Navarro took the stage toward the end of the night to cheers and a blinding barrage of camera flashes. Hundreds of Navarro’s fans crowded the stage to get a look at the rock star, who wore a dark green tank top that showed off a latticework of tattoos that covered his arms.
The burlesque dancers included Sunny Lane, Lisa Ann and Jenna Presley, who danced to songs by Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Marilyn Manson, whose cover of “Tainted Love” accompanied Presley’s number.
Ann called the night a success.
“I had an awesome time,” said Ann, who hopped on a plane to Boise, Idaho., a few hours after the show for a dance engagement. “I can’t wait until XFANZ has another event.”
XFANZ Managing Director Alan Hawkins hosted the show, which also featured comedians Rick Overton, Michael Gelbart and Flip Shultz, who performed as his alter ego, Vaudeville-era funnyman Skippy Greene. All of the comics faced a rough and rowdy crowd.
“The comics did the very best they could, but it really wasn’t an appropriate venue for their style of comedy,” Hawkins said.
But the show was a hit, all the way to early Thursday morning, when Kurt Lockwood and his band, The Porn City Punks, took the stage for a killer set that included several original tracks and an excellent extended cover of “I Wanna Be Sedated.”