Getting Personal With Chris Harder
He might have that "aw shucks" farm-boy look, but North Dakota native Chris "Go-Go" Harder has been making his mark on gay nightlife in his two years in New York. He’s gone from cocktail boy and go-go dancer to party host at Posh, Crisis on Eighth Ave and the super-sexy Speakeasy parties thrown by his beau, Daniel Nardicio. "I cut my teeth go-go dancing at the Cock. It was a fairy-tale beginning, really," he jokes. Harder’s current passion is burlesque-over the winter he started !Boylesque! at UC Lounge before taking his sword-swallowing posse over to Splash for their current Tuesday-night spectacular, Bawdville. We put Harder on the tightrope and got him to open up. -Dan Avery
Choose One: Telephone, Just Dance, Bad Romance, or Teeth
Just Dance - I used to listen to Gaga on my way to go-go gigs. Very white boy.
What secret sideshow skill do you possess?
Well...I can pull a string of pearls out of my keister-or a full orchestra, depending on the day.
What really pisses you off?
Who’s your celebrity crush?
It’s 8pm on a Friday. I’m probably...
Bathing, shaving or hot-gluing something to a jockstrap.
If your house were on fire, what three things would you save?