I’m a primadonna boy. All I ever wanted was the world, but since I can’t have it just yet, I’ll settle for traveling it.
One of my most recent globe traveling adventures, a three-week excursion in Europe, included visits to the UK, Paris, and Berlin. I felt most at home in the UK because, like NYC, in London you can eat in fabulous restaurants by day, see amazing shows in the west end in the evening, and dance, party, and be a drunken fool into the late hours of the night.
My first night in the UK, my wonderful British friends took me to London’s legendary gay clubs, G.A.Y and Heaven. Getting there felt a bit daunting at first, walking down a dimly lit alleyway underneath old stone arches, half expecting Voldemoret himself to jump out and attack me, until suddenly we turned a corner, and were immediately ushered into a line of more than 500 people. It was like waiting for the Space Mountain ride at Disney World. Eventually though, we made it inside and found our way to the middle of a giant dance floor in what felt like an old factory beneath the city. With music pulsating through our bodies, laser lights in all colors beaming overhead, balloons and foam falling from the sky periodically thought-out the night, it was like we had stepped directly into Club Babylon from that old show Queer as Folk. The energy was wild and insane and I LOVED every bit of it.
It was in that UK club, on that perfect crazy night that I first heard my brand new musical obsession, Marina and the Diamonds. I was instantly in love with the unique quality and texture of her voice. They played the song “Primadonna” and I was hooked.
The next day, I logged on to iTunes and downloaded her entire musical catalogue. She’s a welsh girl who is finally blowing up here in the United States. She was the opening act for Coldplay’s recent sold out arena tour, and if she didn’t already have my heart, she’s marketing herself as the official Primadonna girl! She’s currently on tour promoting her new number one album “Electra Heart,” and I’m so excited to say that she has a stop here in NYC at Webster Hall on August 16th. Tickets are only 25 dollars! I know I will be there, so I hope you’ll get tickets too, so you can come say hi, introduce yourself, and have an amazing time listening to the Primadonna girl in the company of the Primadonna boy.
Check out Marina and the Diamonds’ video for “Primadonna Girl” here, Beware you may fall in love.