Michael Alig was a founder of the notorious
Club Kids, a group of young clubgoers led by Alig in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1996, Alig and his roommate, Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs, were convicted of murdering
Andre "Angel" Melendez in a confrontation over a delinquent debt.
DJ Keoki is an
DJ who was born in
El Salvador but raised in
 Ironically, he had no experience as a DJ when he was branded "Superstar DJ Keoki". It was infamous
partykid (later, murderer)
Michael Alig who helped in the early promotion of his then boyfriend
James St. James
James St. James (born James Clark)
 was a
Club Kid of the
Manhattan nightclub scene in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Alig's mentor, and the author of the book. He was notorious for a lifestyle of excess that included heavy drug use, partying, and bizarre costumes. St. James continues to work with
World of Wonder, the production company that produced the films
Party Monster: The Shockumentary (1998) and
Party Monster (2003), both based on St. James' memoirs, Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous but True Tale of Murder in Clubland.
Andre Melendez, better known as Angel Melendez, was a
Club Kid and purported
drug dealer who lived and worked in
New York City.
 Melendez and his family arrived in New York from
Colombia when Melendez was 8 years old. Melendez became a drug dealer during the early 1990s after meeting
Peter Gatien, owner of
The Limelight and several other prominent nightclubs in New York City, and became a regular dealer in Gatien's clubs. He was frequently seen at Manhattan clubs wearing his trademark feathered wings.