At the same time, he catered to the heterosexual crowd with the now legendary DEATH BY MACHINES.
After DEATH BY MACHINES burned down, Tony was briefly banned from opening any new venues, before he opened Maisonette 9 in 2003.
Tony's next venture was the classic rave venue PUDDLE, based famously in a converted mortuary.
Unfortunately, the tax man decided Tony was having too much of a good a time and the club was closed and Tony narrowly avoided jail.
Luis works on the side for two men, Yusuf Amir and Ray Bulgarin, who Tony considers serious potential buyers because of their extreme wealth.
However, Luis hides this from Tony and goes so far as to lie to Tony about his activities at least twice.
Tony met Luis Lopez in a prison outreach program, and in 2005, Gay Tony hired him as a doorman and bouncer for Hercules.As Tony says, in his inimicable style, "I do it for the love, that and the easy money, access to drugs and ability to suck up to famous people" Luis must work for Tony's loan sharks, Rocco Pelosi and Mori Kibbutz.Because of his debt Tony is interested in selling off Maisonette 9, sometimes even resorting to fraud (such as pretending to sell the club to two people at once, and briefly considering setting up a Ponzi scheme).That same year, he got in police trouble for "public lewdness".Sometime between 19, the counterpart straight club in Tony's portfolio was called Death By Machines, until it burned down and Tony was briefly banned from opening new venues.In 1996, he was arrested for possession of cocaine.