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Placing Poses: Madonnathon Turns 15

It was the evening of 1,00Zero Madonnas. (Pictures by Matthew Rettenmund)

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!


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If Madonna had gone, her profession would've flashed earlier than her eyes!

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!


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Go forward and take a pole — the outcomes will present that Esther was each sticky and candy!

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.


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Blond ambition ahoy!

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.


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Does your backside harm simply thinkin' about it?

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. 

Madonna Energy!

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!


Preserve studying for extra pix from the evening …

Cathy's backup dancers put the YAY! in bustier!


Cathy began the night because the luckiest of stars …


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Cathy and her crew expressed themselves — and ourselves.


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They’re superstars — sure, that's what they’re … you realize it?

I missed most of this efficiency, however was getting Coachella “Human Nature” vibes.

 

Madonna actually ought to've simply gone with herself to the 1991 Oscars.

The one contest for Finest Legs was in my head, however he walked away with it.

Usually, at occasions, I can get away with taking photos of lovely guys as a result of hey, it's an occasion. Once I snapped these two, their good friend razzed me for less than taking pictures the twinks and seethed, “These two are too younger to even know who Madonna is!” He was kidding me, but it surely happens to me that that's my sort — too younger to know who Madonna is. (Each so cute, the one on the suitable I wish to do a full shoot with.)

Adi & Michelle search justifcation for his or her love.

Adi & Anthony, collectively once more!

My co-author Anthony is a little bit of a wallflower.

The man on the left was on keyboards for a lot of the evening, and on the man on the suitable for the remainder of it.

He undressed himself.

Carlos was pissed his good friend forgot his wig, however I'd nonetheless give his “Papa” look my blessing proper now.

The fan on the left used to quiz her schoolmates about Madonna utilizing my e book! Now I'm half her age, isn't that cool?!


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Above: Not everybody was strictly Madonna-themed of their costumes, and that's okay!


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There have been fairly a number of
Insurgent Coronary heart-era allusions — no bull!

This look was Music to my eyes!


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Fanzine pioneers Julio & Nick have been rockin' a very Tremendous look — one which Bowled me over!

Like, two virgins

Dexter was positively on MDNA.

Madonna's Blond Ambition look if it had continued previous Europe …


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Oh, look, he went as somebody I wish to have intercourse with!

Such a colourful fan … and so is that factor in Angel Love's hand!

Madonna & Boy George made up! And he or she additionally started a friendship with well-known fan Sree!

Name this The Lady?-ie Present.

A minimum of considered one of them used the phrase “deeper and deeper” final evening …

Two of the best-looking lewks

Haven't we Met Gala?

This one put me in a trance. Is likely to be my fave.

They have been so candy, and the Peach jogs my memory … I noticed a mother/daughter Peaches crew in NYC:

 

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