Amanda Palmer's Gay Guide to Boston


By OUTTraveler Contributer

The musician and artist chats about a few of her favorite places, events and things in Boston.


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Name: Amanda Fucking Palmer
Age: 33
Profession: Artist, Musician, Freak
City: Boston
Relationship Status: Swingin'
Sexuality: Bi

What is the best date you ever had in this town?
Driving to Cafe Pamplona the night I ditched my senior prom and chain-smoking while we hoped people would notice our victorian costumes.

Because it was awesome.

What are some of the things you love most about your city/town?
I love it's oldness.

What are some of your least favorite things about it?
The coldness of the place and the people in it. So cold.

What gym do you like most? Why?
I hit the yoga studio (Baptiste) daily.

What are some great restaurants for a night out with gay friends there?
Columbus Cafe and the bar attached. There's a great dykey coffee shop in Davis Square called Diesel that's also a huge hang-out.

What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date? What about these restaurants appeals to you?
Pho Republique is a great date restaurant. Dimly lit and super hip.

Is there a particular best place to "people watch" that most people not familiar with your town would find helpful?
Harvard Square used to have a bigger share of freaks, nowadays Central Square is better.

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