Friday, June 22, 2007

My Week In Review Part 1

After an exhausting week I finally have a chance to catch my breath, catch up on some sleep, and catch a good buzz. I can also recap some of the highlights of the past four days starting with Monday's True Colors concert at Radio City.

The concert, which was sponsored by Logo and the HRC, was a real fagapalooza, which opened with a performance by Amanda Lepore. If you don't know who that is, I'm afraid I just can't come up with the words to describe her so why not visit her site. After Amanda, The Gossip took the stage and kicked ass, followed by The Dresden Dolls, who were incredibly talented but not exactly my cup of tea.

Finally, it was time for one of the acts I was there to see - Debbie Harry! Although Harry is currently promoting her new album, she still opened with an oldie - 'French kissing in the USA'. Aside from 'New York, New York', French Kissing was the song I was most hoping she would do. Despite her age (she has to be in her 50s by now), Harry sounded incredible and the only way I can think of to describe her voice is that its like the soft half of Velcro, it feels good and grabs your ruff edges.

After Harry there was a short break followed by the evening's only disappointment - Rossie O'Donnel doing her "act". I tried to keep an open mind and forced myself to ignore the fact that she was wearing Crocs but after listening to her for five minutes, I had to retreat to the lobby for a drink.

Then the show really got exciting as Erasure took the stage. This is the band that I always wanted to see during High School but never did. It was worth the wait! They performed some of my favorite songs plus a few from their latest album.

The final performer was Cyndi Lauper, who came up with the idea for the tour. She opened with 'Hole in my Heart' and went on to sing most of her most popular hits including 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun', 'When You Were Mine', 'Goonies' (which I don't think she has ever done live), and of course - 'True Colors'. When Lauper finished her set, all of the evenings acts returned to the stage to sing 'Take A Chance on Me'.

The show was hosted by Margaret Cho, who would come out during acts and entertain the crowd. At one point, she said she likes women who are so butch that they roll their own tampons.

My nostalgia tour rolls on next week when Seth & I will be seeing Morrissey at the Garden. I'll be sure to tell you all about it.


  1. Sounds like you had an AWESOME time!!!

  2. I am an Erasure nerd!!! I've seen them a bunch and loved every minute!!! They are just so happy. The songs are total pick-me-ups. Plus i also love DM and Vince was an original member. Holla!