Visiting the Gayborhood
We’ve had a sighting! Shortly after lunch hour on Thursday, July 2, one of our outgoing defendants was spotted on 14th Street NW between S Street NW and U Street NW.
Our intrepid investigative reporter nearly collided with Joe Price and his brother Michael as they were exiting one of the shops on the east side of the block. The two were in the midst of wrapping up a conversation and saying their good-byes, followed with a brotherly hug. Joe headed south on 14th and turned left onto S Street, while Michael made the short walk north and entered Go Mama Go!.
It should be noted that Michael Price is seen in the gayborhood with regularity. Apparently he is juggling 2 jobs, at Go Mama Go! and at Rue 14 since his possible gig at Eye Candy DVDs has not yet come to fruition.
Our reporter noted how striking the differences and similarities are with these brothers. Foremost, they are unmistakably brothers: same height, similar face, and now very much the same weight. Living in McLean it seems has not pinched Joe’s food bill, yet.
But the differences make for a dramatic contrast. Michael looked sloppy in faded denim, pierced ears with hoops, and brassy bleached blond hair. Joe, while not cutting the athletic figure of days past, was well dressed in an expensive blue striped cotton shirt (maybe Thomas Pink), snug designer jeans, fashionable over-sized sunglasses and his salt & pepper hair immaculately coiffed. There was no lack of confidence on display here.
Certainly the trouple’s (or is it duple?) tight budget does not allow for frivolous expenditures at trendy 14th Street boutiques. This begs the question of why Joe made his way from the peace and anonymity of the suburbs into his old ‘hood. Off the top of his head, our intrepid reporter wondered:
– Was this a brotherly lunch get together to just catch up on things?
– Was Michael assisting Joe in selecting party favors for the 4th of July holiday?
– Was Joe briefing Michael for the upcoming hearing for Phelps Collins III? Collins has a courtroom date in July for the abuse of his cats. Perhaps Joe is doing some legal work after all.
Unfortunately, our reporter was running late for another appointment and was unable to interview the brothers to get the details. Perhaps next time.
– posted by the Editors