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Convict Clubber Michael Alig’s Comeback Is Crashing

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The former club kid can’t seem to break back onto the scene

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Michael Alig
Michael Alig
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It’s been four months since ‘80s and ‘90s nightlife promoter Michael Alignow infamous after serving 17 years in prison for killing fellow “club kid” Andrew “Angel” Melendez — is attempting to reinsert himself into the NYC nightlife scene. Spoiler alert: It’s not going so well.

The latest is that Alig is now selling some of his 90s nightlife paraphernalia, such as old invitations and a jar of honey, on eBay for as low as $60, Bowery Boogie reports. Shockingly, the honey has five bids (though it did appear in a Macaulay Culkin movie), while unsurprisingly the invitations have no takers yet.

Alig’s return to former glory has clearly not panned out as planned. First, the 50-year-old tried to kick off his comeback by signing on as a consultant at The Rumpus Room late last year, throwing a party in honor of the end of his sentence — a decision that received serious backlash as “disgusting” and “tacky.” Then, Page Six ran a story that quoted those who know Alig as “afraid” of his falling back into drugs, which Alig dismissed as “nagging.” Then a week later, Alig was arrested for smoking crystal meth and trespassing in a Bronx park.

All has been relatively quiet in Alig-land since then, save for this new side hustle (though Alig actively shows off his partying on Twitter). This surely won’t be the last of Alig on the club circuit, as he told Rolling Stone in a comprehensive profile that, “A lot of people think that I’m famous for killing somebody. And in some ways, I am. But since I was 18, [party promoting] is what I’ve done. I’ve never really had any other kind of job. I don’t even know what else I would do.”

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