The third time’s the charm, so the saying goes – though Hearsay stands by the motto two-timing is under-appreciated. And so it was Wednesday night, August 12, the third summer in a row that Cyndi “All Through the Night” Lauper came to the area to rock in support of gay rights and her gay-supporting True Colors Fund. This time, she came to the best possible venue to see her -- the Nightclub 9:30. She absolutely rocked this “Girls Night Out” party – and to be more precise, it was more of a Gays Night Out. The good and gay packed crowd showed the Lady Lauper lots of love.
But they actually showed a little more love for Rosie “Moon over Miami” O’Donnell, who opened for Lauper with a hilarious 30-minute stand-up set. “We love you Rosie!” “Rosie, you look great!” came the shouts. And then there was the woman whose whistling catcall sounded like a dying cat. O’Donnell’s routine incorporated shooting down rumors claiming her 12-year relationship with wife Kelly is on the fritz, and funny anecdotes about her four children – most memorably about her daughter Chelsea’s first period, and her oldest, Parker, dreaming about an upcoming movie about O’Donnell’s life. “Kathy Bates is set to play you!” he ribbed. She had the crowd in stitches talking about being menopausal and getting “testosterone up the hoha.” “Kelly now has a moustache!” Ba-da-bum.
The show started more than 20 minutes late, and O’Donnell said it was because her flight down was delayed – she added that she would have missed the show altogether if it weren’t for the plane’s gay pilot who she said pulled some strings after being informed of her situation. Turns out, he’s a huge fan of Lauper’s. Atta boy! O’Donnell stayed on stage after her set, bantering with Lauper for a few minutes, then became Lauper’s second drummer for the first few numbers. She returned for the last few songs, for which Lauper also called out Rich “Super Tone Lock” Morel to play keyboards on the songs he co-wrote with her last year. Lauper tripped over her words a bit introducing him, calling the Blowoffleader a “Blowout” man. Well, they all gave a blowout of a performance, especially for the show’s encore. One guess as to that final number.
Immediately after the concert, Hearsay high-tailed it to Town for the official Girls Night Out after-concert party. Hearsay had so much fun, it can’t remember any particular details – such as, did Hearsay dance? Alone? How did it get home? And how did Hearsay grow a moustache overnight?....