I have two childhood idols; Madonna and Boy George. In my bedroom, plastered over two walls, was Madonna. Duh. But on the other two walls, was Culture Club. Well, mostly Boy George actually.
And while Madonna eventually established herself as a Gay Icon, that didn't really happen until she was a decade or so into her career. However, as a young gayling, it's no surprise to know that I was instantly drawn to a man, who wore makeup like a woman, and sang like an angel.
Boy George, my idol since I was a young gayling, is coming to Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on April 24th.
In the 30 or so years that The Boy has been around, I have NEVER seen him live. Never. I came close a few years ago, but that pesky rent-boy-trial-jail thing kept him from entering the country.
This almost didn't happen...When I found out about George's This Is What I Do tour, Poodle and I were on the cusp of booking a much needed vacation. We were quite literally just clicks away from booking the whole thing. Unfortunately (or as fortune would have it), some pressing legal/financial issues have forced us to cancel our little sojourn in the sun.
At that time,it didn't even occur to me to jump onto TicketMaster and secure my entrance to the show; in fact, I had forgotten that the show was happening! Thanks to a Facebook post, I was quickly reminded and booted it, post haste, to the site and procured my General Admission tickets! Of course, I immediately went to Twitter to post about my success and secretly hoped that my childhood idol would see it. Indeed he did!
|I'm a favourite!|
I even ordered a couple of t-shirts from his B-Rude collection! I'm hitting the mall for some sexy hipster army-type boots and I'll be on the lookout for a jacket to complete the look! What do you think? These are the tees...describe the outfit!
Oh, I'm the happiest queer in all of Gayland!