Tuesday, June 19, 2007

True Colors Tour NYC

"Equality for all" was the battle cry from the "True Colors Tour" at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Last night I went with five of my friends to the five hour concert which featured several performers such as Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debby Harry (Blondie), Rosie O'Donnell and Margaret Cho. The tour is to raise support for human rights and equality for gays around the world.

The first half of the show seemed to drag as Debby Harry (Blondie from the 80's) belted out a few unknown songs of her upcoming CD. I actually felt a little embarrassed for her as she appeared sluggish and tired, singing mediocre songs. If it wasn't for Margaret Cho's superb comic skills I think the first part of the show would have been a total disaster.

Then after a quick break the second half of the show started and it ROCKED! Margaret Cho was right on target keeping people rolling in the isles. The biggest surprise of the night for me was Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie put aside the annoying politics and arguing and served up some of the funniest lines of the night.

The place really hit a high note when Erasure came out. They had the entire place on their feet and dancing. Andy Bell's voice is second to none and the show he and Vince put on was as incredible as always.

The real high light of the night was Cyndi Lauper, the creator of the True Colors Tour. Her voice is as powerful as it was in the 80's. Her "true colors" really came trough as she spoke from the heart about gay and equal rights for everyone. With Rosie O'Donnell on the drums, Cyndi was all over the stage giving an upbeat, energy filled performance.

In the end Cyndi Lapuer along with Andy Bell sang "True Colors", a hit of Lauper's back in the 80's. Tonight gave a whole new meaning for the song to me as it reminded us all to show out true colors and be ourselves and stand strong.

I walked away form the show feeling high spirited and proud to be a gay man. I looked around and I saw so much positive energy coming from the crowd and performers last night and it once again made me realize that being gay isn't a thing to hide or be ashamed of. It's who I am and something to be proud of.

My Rating.. First 1/2 (2 out of 5), Second 1/2 (5 out of 5)

1 comment:

Monday Morning Power said...

Sounds like an amazing tour. Very colorful post.
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