Scissor Sisters, 4.23.06, Bowery Ballroom
by Charlotte Deaver
This was the best show I've ever been to. No exaggeration. The Scissor Sisters are in my life forever, and in attitude, spirit, and sexual/political ethics, the world would be a very different and much better place if they were in everyone's life.
Last night the band was so hot, as they always are (apparently -- this was my first time seeing them) and the crowd was on. We couldn't get enough of them, and they were just loving us back. Every song ripped. I was so gone, just high with life and music, dancing my ass off. Ana, my new goddess, singled me out of the audience and said something like "you, miss thing, are having the best time, aren't you?" "Me?!" I squeaked. "Yes, you. Everyone, give it up for the lady in the black glasses." I hooted and hollered as I twirled around to get my props.
Of course I fell in love with Jack, too, who is just a beautiful force of nature. Between the two of them, what more could anyone want? Except more, of course. They really do share the stage, create one huge, throbbing force field of music and energy. And the sexual empowerment they generate is crazy. I can see how their shows could truly be life-transforming and liberating. "We have to exercise our rights!" as Ana says. Yes, ma'am. Looking forward. . .
And below, the amazing Leslie Hall, Keeper of the Gems.