I've by no means gotten round to attending Cathy Cervenka's annual Madonnathon — however its 15th-anniversary yr appeared a ok excuse to lastly go!
My co-author Anthony Coombs and I additionally promised to supply one of many first copies of our new e book MLVC60 to one of many costume-contest winners of the Halloween bash, so we had much more motive to go.
I want I'd taken much more photos, however I used to be busy speaking with folks and missed a few of the performances. Those I noticed have been excellent!
Esther was sensational in a scorching set that integrated so many phases of Madonna's profession it left folks (anticipate it) breathless, and she or he had the great sense to incorporate hunky dancers. She was top-notch, and I've seen many Madonna-themed acts.
I used to be additionally wowed by a rap/thrash tackle “Bitch I'm Madonna” and vocal pyrotechnics on renditions of “Dwell to Inform” and “Don't Cry for Me, Argentina” that raised the roof of the Highline Ballroom.
Then there was a superbly whimsical “Vogue” carried out within the fashion of Madonna'a 1990 MTV efficiency, besides sung reside, and hostess Cathy wowed together with her personal reside set, backed up by two zaftig dancers who opened their hearts whereas opening minds on what the “excellent” physique dimension is.
There have been fairly a number of others, and the appreciative crowd was by no means upset. I'll need to make this a practice!