Haoui Montaug (1952 – June 7, 1991) was a doorman of the New York City nightclubs Hurrah, Danceteria, Studio 54 and the Palladium. Montaug also ran a roving cabaret revue called "No Entiendes" ("You Don't Understand") (originally named "I Dunno"), which showcased a young Madonna and early performances by the Beastie Boys.
|Died||June 7, 1991 (aged 38–39)|
His skills at choosing who went on the guest list at the Garage were described as a "'willy nilly' affair with little logic or reason".
Simon Topping of the British dance project Quando Quango had to rely on his banter to get past Montaug and get permission for the group to perform at the Garage. Montaug's writings appeared in the magazines Details, Paper and I.D.. In addition to his writing, Montaug appeared in the films Krush Groove, Cookie and Edo Bertoglio's Downtown 81.
Suffering from AIDS, in June 1991 Montaug invited 20 guests to celebrate his suicide at his loft apartment in the Bowery neighborhood in Manhattan. His apartment was located at the corner of the Bowery and East 2nd Street. In addition to the guests present, Madonna was at the party via telephone from Los Angeles. Montaug had previously introduced Madonna at the performance for her music video for "Everybody" in the early 1980s. At the gathering Montaug swallowed five Seconal barbiturate pills, and went into a deep labored sleep, but kept breathing, to the dismay of the guests. His guests remained the next morning when he awoke in a fury. Montaug finally swallowed 20 more pills and died within half an hour. He was survived by his mother and sister.
- "Haoui Montaug; Disco Doorman, 39". The New York Times. p. 25.
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