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kim-spradlin:

I loved Kat so much

I don’t know why this is so funny to me. In some strange way, I actually liked Kat a lot. She may not have been the best player but she was definitely entertaining to watch!

(Source: ethanzohn)

queens of survivor → parvati shallow

Is there any doubt that she is the greatest player of all time?!

Cher/Cyndi Lauper Review

Well this is my attempt to use my tumblr more for blogging and to do more reviews of concerts and movies and etc… So here we go!

I had the priviliged opportunity of seeing not only Cher on Saturday June 29th, but her opening act was none other than the phenomenal Cyndi Lauper. I have been a big fan of both of theirs for quite some time so seeing them both for the first time was a dream come true.

Cyndi’s setlist went like this:

1. She Bop
2. I’ll Kiss You
3. Witness
4. All Through The Night
5. Into The Nightlife
6. Sex Is In The Heel
7. Time After Time
8. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
9. Money Changes Everything
10. True Colors
11. At Last

Cyndi opened the show with “She Bop” and got the crowd moving right away. I’ve wondered how hard it is for a successful artist like Cyndi to put together a setlist as an opening act when you have so many songs to choose from. If I was as famous and successful as Cyndi, I too would be honored to be opening for an icon like Cher. But I think it would be hard to pick songs out of my discography to put together a 10 song opening act setlist. But I think she did well. She was also coming off honoring the 30th Anniversary of her most successful album “She’s So Unusual” so the next two songs she sang, “I’ll Kiss You” & “Witness” were non-single tracks from the album. Cyndi then sang “All Through The Night” which she revealed which actually Cher’s favorite song of hers. After hearing that, I had chills the entire time she performed the song. It has always been one of my favorite Cyndi songs so knowing Cher loved it too just made it all the more special to me. Cyndi then went into another favorite of mine, “Into The Nightlife” from 2006. Not as many people are familiar with this track as Cyndi’s music sort of fell out of mainstream in the 90’s or so. But this is a gay favorite as I have heard it at multiple gay bars and she performed it for gay supercouple Luke & Noah on the soap opera “As The World Turns” in a guest spot. I will ALWAYS remember that magical episode. Then she sang “Sex Is In The Heel” from the her Tony Award winning musical Kinky Boots. May I just take a quick moment to give Cyndi credit for having won a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony?! Bitch is just one Oscar away from an EGOT! Next she sang “Time After Time” which to this day always makes me think of Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion. Then she sang her biggest hit “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” She hilariously stopped the song halfway to yell “what the fuck” at us for not singing along better. She followed that with “Money Changes Everything” as she told us that when she released the song, she didn’t seem to think so. But now, she realized, “it kind of fucking does” change things. Then came the tearjerker. Being that it was Gay Pride weekend, and knowing what a huge ally Cyndi Lauper is for us, I knew she was going to bring tears to me eyes somehow. And she did just that with “True Colors.” She sang the song in a chair with the rainbow flag wrapped around her and dedicated it to us. I was gone. Everything about the performance made my heart melt and realize just how important and magical it is to have allies like her on our side. I would easily single out that performance as her best and one of the highlights of the night for me. It was EVERYTHING to see and experience that. Wow. She ended her set with a cover of Etta James’ “At Last” which she deemed “one of the greatest wedding songs of all time.” She of course killed it and the tears stayed in my eyes for this one too.

So as if my gay heart hadn’t endured enough from that, Cher was set to take the stage next.

They played music in between the two artists and shortly before Cher started, the music stopped. The whole arena began cheering and getting excited. Cher took this moment to get on the microphone and ask what we were all applauding for. That’s when it sunk in. I was in the same room as the legendary icon known as CHER! She was here. She was about to be hundreds, okay maybe thousands, or feet away from me and I just got goosebumps all up and down my arms and legs. This was real and I was coming to terms with it.

So Cher finally went on and boy did she not disappoint. Her setlist went like this:

1. Woman’s World
2. Strong Enough
3. Dressed To Kill
4. Little Man/All I Ever Need Is You (Video Interlude)
5. The Beat Goes On
6. I Got You Babe
7. Gypsys, Tramps, & Thieves
8. Dark Lady
9. Half Breed
10. Welcome To Burlesque
11. You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me
12. Take It Like A Man
13. Walking In Memphis
14. Just Like Jesse James
15. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
16. I Found Someone
17. If I Could Turn Back Time
*Encore*
18. Believe
19. I Hope You Find It

Cher began her set like she always does: Making a theatrical entrance and getting all us gays, gals, and everyone else pumped for the mere presence of the Goddess of Pop. She came down on a pedestal singing the lead single from her new album “Woman’s World.” The audience was electric over this. Then she went right into “Strong Enough” from 1999’s Believe which may just in my opinion be her best album. Then she addressed the audience and said hello and warned us that this is her real “Farewell Tour” as she winked at us. In her defense, the woman is 68 YEARS OLD and who really knows how much longer she can keep doing this. Then she gives a great story about Dr. Pepper and how she is obsessed and she received a gift from them in Dallas. It was a little cooler bag that they wrote on it “To Cher, From Dr. Pepper.” Cher informed us that she has a gazillion dollars and that that gift was not appropriate for an icon. In fact, it isn’t even appropriate for a diva. That may have been one of the best Cher quotes I have ever heard and I plan on using that someday when I’m older and much more fabulous. This brought her into the title track of the tour from her new album “Dressed To Kill.” This was preceded by a short video of Cher turning into a vampire. Then it was time to bring it back. She gave us a video of Sonny & Cher montages included 2 performances by them mashed up in there. Then she played a performance of “The Beat Goes On” and she sang her part of the song. Then she talked about Mr. Sonny Bono a bit before singing a duet with an old video of him of “I Got You Babe.” The stage then turned into a circus with her singing “Gypsys, Tramps, & Thieves” “Dark Lady” and then “Half Breed.” She shortened all 3 of those songs to save time and energy I would guess. That disappointed me a little because “Dark Lady” is my all time favorite Cher song and one of her #1 hits. But at least she performed it for me. This concluded the circus theme and as she went to change, they played a montage of her many acting roles including MaskSilkwood, MermaidsWitches Of Eastwick, and her Oscar winning role in Moonstruck. It also showed us her Oscar acceptance speech giving me chills once more. Then she sang her two songs from the movie Burlesque, “Welcome To Burlesque” and “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me.” This was continued by my favorite track from the new album “Take It Like A Man.” She followed this with a video of how much she loved Elvis Presley and showed her dressed like up Elvis even. Then she sang a cover of Marc Cohn’s “Walking In Memphis.” She then went into another of my favorites “Just Like Jesse James.” She confessed that she never really like this song and usually hates singing it on tour but it is such a fan favorite that she has to. It doesn’t make me love it any less. I will always love that song and karaoke it to death. Then she did another costume change and her backup singers sang a condensed version of “Bang Bang” while she changed and then she sang “I Found Someone.” Then she changed once more into her iconic black sequin outfit that she STILL fucking rocked and sang her staple “If I Could Turn Back Time.” She left the stage and came back for the quickest encore in history and sang “Believe” which got everybody out of their seats. As far as I’m concerned that song will never die. She then ended her concert by getting on a open birdcage device and floated throughout the audience all fastened in the device singing “I Hope You Find It.” I couldn’t hold back the tears here. Seeing her go across the audience was one thing but this song hit me. I listened to it to death after my first breakup and again when we broke up the second time recently so it hit something hard in me. I couldn’t help but let the tears run down as she sang this song and hovered above the audience like the goddess she is. This concluded the show.

I can’t really express how important it is for me that I have seen both Cher and Cyndi Lauper now. Both of them are such icons to me and I am huge fans of both of them. It is amazing to me that we got them here on Pride Weekend nonetheless. I hope this isn’t the last tour for Cher because I would absolutely love to see her again. She is such a legend, an icon, and a pioneer for so many. The struggles she went through to get to where she is really help solidify her as the gay icon she is.

Well that’s my concert review. If you guys like it, I hope to continue this and see if I can motivate myself to keep writing and blogging.

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shogunofyellow:

TV Sitcom Reunions

Way too many emotions

I love this. Too much.

No, not going to cry. Not going to cry…..

they didn’t invite Screech for the SBTB one :o

If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.

Anna Wintour (via glamour)

Yeah pretty much!

" I can’t act Iike this is enough because it has to be. And I can’t pretend not to feeI what I feeI because it’s over tomorrow." 

God I love this movie…

(Source: sageshorty)