Even the dog gets in on the act…
It started as keyword research for my photo expose on Gigante SF, Frisco Robbie’s Sunday weekly Latin hip hop and go go romp and stomp at Q-Bar in the Castro, SF.
Two hours later and I’m still scouring Instagram and drooling on all the eye candy that came up on that one search! I’ll share a summary of the research at the end of the post.
Meanwhile, here’s my favorite top ten:
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I've met a lot of truly awesome guys through my work in nightlife, but @baconlvr aka Boomer Banks is one of the most genuine and big hearted of them all ❤️❤️❤️ Always sweet and personable, never change babe! His star continues to rise, and it's always great to have him home for a bit in NYC…and just so happens we were both wearing @kicksagat by @francoisssagat that night – I swear it wasn't planned! 😄 Big thanx to @theonlymadd for this cute pic & make sure you guys stop by @ritznewyork on Wednesday nights for Maddelynn Hatter's new weekly event, TURN(t)! #NYCGayNightlife #TurnT #TheRitz #Latenight #BoomerBanks #BrotherlyLove #LoveMyFriends #KickSagat #iloveNY #francoisssagat #CityBoys #GoGoBoy #wednesdayNight #NeverADullMoment #ShowMeYourUnderwear #Mensstyle #ManhattanNights #instagay #instapic #instafriends #instalike #instadaily #instamen
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Feeling my Disco Ball Skeletor look from this past weekend's @hydrocaribbeanfest in Puerto Rico 💀😝🎉 It was a great first outing for the guys at HYDRO and I'm happy I was a part of brand new circuit brand…wishing you guys lots of luck in the years to come…and can't wait to see more from the weekend 😄 #HydroCaribbeanFestival #SkullMask #CircuitStyle #DiscoBall #LivingForTheLOOKS #CircuitWeekend #GoGoBoy #PuertoRico #NYtoPR #Backstage #InCostume #GayNightlife #FeelingIt #LateNight #Performer #ClubKid #NightlifeStyle #instagay #instapic #instalike #instadaily #instastyle
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Seriously LOVING this pic captured by the super sweet and talented nightlife photographer @iggy of my west coast other half and I turning it in our military looks during @whitepartypalmsprings 😄❤️📸 @gingereddie love point flawless as usual, I couldn't love the man more…he always gives his A game at every event! Gotta say, working the circuit rocks, but it's all the more special when you get to work it out with your chosen family, live for u Ee!! I think we're channeling street fighter a bit in our @escollectionofficial looks, love it! Wish u were in PR with me this weekend! #EeAndVv #Bros4life #LoveMyFriends #WPPS16 #WhiteParty #palmSprings #TBT #ThrowbackPic #friends #Bros #CaliforniaTrip #instagay #instamen #instapic #instalike #instamuscle #instadaily
As promised, here’s a summary of the number of posts on Instagram for these hashtag keywords:
- go go boy — 60k+
- go go boys — 32k+
- gay go go — 5.5k+
- go go bros — 229
- gay go gos — 213
- gay go go dancer — 166
- gay go go boy — 33
- gay go go dancers — 26
- gay go go boys — 21
- gay go go wannabe — 3
- gay go go bear — 2
- gay go go life — 2
- gay go go daddy — 1
- gay go go a no no — 1
I see a few niche opportunities there, down near the bottom of the list…
YouTube Is Fabulous
Isn’t YouTube wonderful? You can find obscure, creepy things like car crashes, or wildly, crazy popular viral videos from YouTube megastars like 16 year old Fred Figgelhorn.
I like it because it’s a great showcase for my photography and video adventures. I’m on a mission to jump start my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/photojimsf.
You Can Learn Anything On YouTube
Just from watching tutorials, YouTube has taught me how to make my videos more interesting and watchable with nice thumbnails, editing, adding free music, adding fan funding calls to action, and some SEO tips and tricks in the description section.
My strategy is to take turns alternating between my most and least popular videos, applying what I’ve learned. There’s over 200 videos on my channel to update, here’s the first six. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed making!
Six Updated And Refreshed Videos
Thanks For Watching
Well! If you made it this far, thank you so much for watching! Let me know if you have any tips, hints, suggestions, constructive criticism. Or even if you hate them and think their a pile of stupid ca-ca-poot. What would you like to see more of on my channel? Where’s your favorite exotic gay destination? What’s your favorite gay club? Who’s your favorite go go dancer or porn star? Leave a comment or private message me at:
Fan Funding Is Fabulous
While you’re at it, consider helping me fan fund your ideas into action with a sponsorship. Really, anything from $1 to $500 will go towards:
$ Purchasing the new Samsung Galaxy S7
$ Covering hotel, meal, and airfare costs to far flung paradises
$ Tipping, or bribing good looking mahouts, tuk tuk drivers, waiters, food vendors, go go boys, etc., for pictures
Are you in?
I’d like to fan fund Photojimsf’s adventures with a sponsorship via:
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I look forward to working with you.
Jim James aka Photojimsf
P.S. — There’s also a YouTube fan funding option in the upper right corner of the videos (hover the cursor it will appear). The same link is also on my channel home page:
Photojimsf’s Gift Shop
Guess what? I have a photo gift shop! Framed or unframed prints, greeting cards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, all kinds of photo souvenirs from my far flung adventures. Take a browse through my Travel, People, San Francisco Club Events, Flower, and Idol Garden galleries:
Three Headed Elephant — In the “Idol Garden” galleries gift shop.
When Duty Calls
A famous go go dancer, King Scorpion, friended me in Instagram recently, so I reached out with a hello private message. He invited me to come out to the Badlands on Thursday, and Beaux on Friday to see him dance.
When duty calls, I must respond. I dusted off the ole Canon Rebel t4i and took it for a spin, to meet Mr. Scorpion in person, and to go trolling the bars for more friendly strippers.
Here’s a few of my favorites , browse 229 more images from this field trip in my event galleries, or click on the pictures:
San Francisco Badlands
I headed straight to the Badlands, and this is what greeted my camera. Quite lovely, smooth and delicious. It’s Carlos Cano, who also dances at Beaux SF.
More Carlos. The place was full but not packed right around midnight. The dance area was a bit elbow to elbow, but the front end had plenty of chill space to breath. There was no cover.
King Scorpion In Person!
Here he is, King Scorpion! A towering figure, this guy is pretty, umm, tall! All stuffed into a sexy little nothing, a pair of Nene briefs, which as you can see are also stuffed with ones.
He was super friendly, and super into posing for pics. Love the Super hat, btw.
King Scorion charms a few more tips from an admirer.
Josh Colwell At 440 Castro
Moving on up the hill and around the corner to 440 bar, I poked my head in for a beer and a few snaps of go go bear Josh Colwell. What a hunk.
The smallish, hole in the wall dive was also full, but not packed. Never a cover here and great drink specials, especially the all beers $2 all day Wednesdays special.
The next stop was Beaux. It was packed, no cover charge. “My So Called Night” is their Thursday weekly 90’s and 00’s throwback video dance party. First drink just one dollar! Two for one wells until midnight.
Celebutante Bebe Sweetbriar, left. Gimme that handbag. It was nice to see her it had been a while. She does a kick ass Shirley Bassey, btw.
This wild fiddler, Johnas Myers, is quite the friendly frisk-a-go go. We’re Instagram pals too.
Chad Stewart, need I say more?
What go go report would be complete without Chad Stewart? This is my favorite go-go-Adonis of all time. Currently dances and bar backs at Beaux, for a while now.
I took so many pics of Chad he deserves a post all on it’s own. I’ve had my eyes on him for like, 5 years now. Look for more of Chad postings in the near future.
JC Events Presents “Picante” At The Cafe
The last stop of my go go hunting adventure was across the street from Beaux, “The Cafe”. Their Latin theme night “Picante”, was winding down but still half full at 1:15 am. No cover and two for one drinks all night! Look at the bird’s eye view of this fine hot tamale-a-go-go.
Thursday Night’s A Bargain In The Castro
Four bars in a row with no cover charge, drink specials, and hot go go eye candy. What an entertainment bargain. I wanted to hit the Edge, Toad Hall, Midnight Sun, The Mix, Q-Bar, and Moby Dicks too, but I can only spread myself so thin.
With all that healthy competition, and Thursdays being a bit slower than the weekends, I may have to make it my regular default night out.
Where Should I Shoot Next?
What’s your favorite gay club? Who’s your favorite male stripper/go go? What would you like to see more of here on Photojimsf.com? Hit me back in the comments, or e mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Of The Month Club
PS — This is my current favorite beefcake, male eye candy coffee table book on Amazon. Two hundred and fifty juicy pictures from Bob Mizer, the Hugh Hefner of gay publishing. It’s mostly his later work, when he was able to get more explicit.
See what other’s are saying about “Bob’s World”.