Sunday, May 25, 2008

Vegas

Being agnostic, I do not, of course, believe in life after love. I did, however, survive the Cher concert, perhaps just a bit more gay now than I was yesterday.

And oh my gosh! She changed her clothes like 17 times (or so Rob tells me ;-)). She must have a crack team of ex-special ops (who were dishonorably discharged) behind the sceans forcing her through the fabric, rhinestones, and wigs (what little there was of covering fabric, though). For a nearly naked woman, she sure does get a lot of gay attention.

Ah, and Rob enjoyed it. That's what is important, more important than my Vegas-phobia and dislike for the music. I will say this: of them all, all the gay icons, I think Cher is one of the best. At least she has a noticeable sense of humor about it all. She pulls off unabashed without coming off as insufferably pretentious, and can joke about being a 62 year-old woman in a glittery thong. I can respect that.

And at least I got to see the human body exhibit (alas, Switch, no star trek but there's no way I'd get Rob into a uniform :-)). The exhibit was wonderfully interesting, and a bit creepy. I've describe, in part, my views on what's to be respected in human life, in a human body. This exhibit though felt like a bit of like walking under a ladder: there's nothing wrong with displaying the human body for education, but it still falls in a realm that's ripe with superstition. Still, glad we went.

4 comments:

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

I've never been a fan of Cher's music, and I'm rather ambivalent about her.

I'm much prefer Madonna's music - though I wouldn't say I'm a fanatic about any gay icon.

Chase said...

Never really been into Cher either, I think she is dieing out in the younger queer generation. Oh and if you were talking about Dont ask, Dont tell in the quote below queers actually receive an honorable discharge from what I understand.
She must have a crack team of ex-special ops (who were dishonorably discharged)

Edgy said...

I'm a big fan of Cher. Of course, I prefer her older stuff from back in the day with that short guy.

We saw her in concert here a few years ago. I have decided that we aren't seeing the original Cher anymore. I think we're on Cher 2.3 or something. Or maybe it's a parade of drag queens each taking their turn to perform on stage. :)

Scot said...

I'm much prefer Madonna's music

You and Rob can swap tracks then :-).

actually receive an honorable discharge from what I understand

Well, not the sort of gays that can dress and undress Cher so efficiently. ;-)

Of course, I prefer her older stuff from back in the day with that short guy.

She actually showed a lot of her old stuff. It was on a big screen to give her time to change.

Or maybe it's a parade of drag queens each taking their turn to perform on stage. :)

Somehow that sounds like a rational explanation.