Gay adult performer Ian Frost hosted a “Rona Rave” in a New York City apartment for numerous attendees, violating the city’s quarantine order. The event allegedly lasted from Monday afternoon through to Tuesday morning, and no one would have been the wiser if it hadn’t been for those meddling apps Twitter and Instagram — and the partiers’ need to post their activities on social media.
Video from the event shows a live DJ playing as Frost and the other guests lounged, danced, and partied together in various states of undress. According to LGBTQ Nation, the event included at least one frontline medical worker and a pharmacist.
Needless to say, social distancing was not being observed.
While a group of gay men partying together in New York on a Monday night wouldn’t normally be that outlandish, having it happen during a pandemic is out of the ordinary. In New York, there are currently 319,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and there have been 19,415 deaths related to COVID-19.
Frost reportedly posted 51 Instagram stories of the event, and partiers only started deleting their posts and social media accounts once the general public saw what was happening and started publicly shaming them.
Gay comedian and writer Phillip Henry posted this tongue-in-cheek observation of the whole thing, along with some of Frost’s video footage.
People are fucking dying left and right and the gays are having full on house parties on a Monday night in NYC. JAIL pic.twitter.com/6f8Q2YzAJf— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) May 5, 2020
DJ Alec Brian states in an Instagram post, “As many of us are now unemployed, I had an opportunity to avail myself of some needed money to pay my bills.” Brian also allegedly posted that he wore a mask and took “hand washing very seriously to stop the spread.”
Contrary to some accounts, Brian’s Instagram account is currently active. Below is the entire Instagram post with comments, which contain profanity.
Here is some more footage and commentary from the event.
1. In the middle of a pandemic, @IanFrostok thought it would be a good idea to post 51 Instagram stories (yes, 51) of a house party he went to last night and early this morning in NYC— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 5, 2020
The DJ, DJ Alec Brian, has deactivated his Instagram pic.twitter.com/ztCeEx9JRW
For his part, Frost has disabled both his Instagram and Twitter accounts. But, back in March, he told DNA Magazine how he was spending time during the quarantine.
“I’m a master in terms of entertaining. It’d be impossible for me to get bored actually,” he said. “I cook and eat three times a day so that’s already a good time invested in that.”
“When not cooking, I’m researching and designing my soon-to-be-launched clothing label. I’ve also been making and altering my own clothes and I’m doing yoga after a long hiatus.”