Friday, June 16, 2006

The Gay White Way!

Sigh. From the "Why Am I Not Rich So I Can Fly To New York Whenever I Want And See Grandiose Spectacles Of Old-Fashioned Entertainment As They Happen?" File comes this wee report in Page Six about the afterparty for Rufus Wainwright's song-for-song re-enactment of Judy Garland's 1962 Carnegie Hall concerts:
JOHN Waters, director of such cult classics as "Hairspray" and "Serial Mom," suffered a case of mistaken identity after Rufus Wainwright's Judy Garland-themed Carnegie Hall concert Wednesday night.

Real estate mogul Steve Green invited about 150 people to his Essex House apartment for champagne and sushi - mainly the people who bought tickets through Empire State Pride Agenda, which used the concert to raise $100,000.

Rufus' folk-singing mother Kate McGarrigle continued with the Celine Dion impersonation she had done onstage for the likes of Lorna Luft, Alan Cumming, Carson Kressley, fashion designers Viktor and Rolf, plus Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the B-52s.

But Waters headed straight for one unidentified young man at the party and said, "It's so nice to see you after such a long time."

The Post's Frankie Edozien reports: "Waters had a conversation with him before getting a drink, and the guy turned to his pals and said, 'I've never met him.' "

I'm not sure why The Post is making such a big deal about John Waters mistaking some guy for someone else, but that's neither here nor there. Celine Dion impersonations! "Queer Eye" guys! B-52s! Lorna Luft!

How much gayer and more fabulous could this thing get? Only the appearance of Cher, Madonna, the cast of "The Golden Girls," the ghost of Truman Capote, the livinig incarnation of "Auntie Mame," and of course Liza herself (sorry Lorna!) could make it any more gay. As it was, the evening sounds absoulutely heavenly. Wowee! Huzzahs!

The WOW Report notes that the crowd skewed "older" gay instead of "hip, younger" gay, but who cares? The young stuff missed out on what sounds like a truly Memorable Event.



Anonymous said...

What celebrities would even qualify as young hip gays? None! All the good ones are over 30.

I am also very jealous that I missed this fabulous event. Other celebrities that could have added to the gay quotient are Kathy Griffin and the ghost of Peter Allen!

Terri R.

Sarah said...

Terri, over 30 is still young these days!

Speaking of gay, I love the great quotes from Viktor of Viktor & Rolf fame in this article from The Daily.