Greg In Hollywood went to Palm Springs and got to watch Jennifer Holliday’s surprise mini-concert in gay bar!
Happy Monday everyone! Am here in Palm Springs hanging out with some of my best guy friends and making some new friends wherever I go. Last night, we got to watch the magnificent Jennifer Holliday yesterday at the gay bar QuadZ. It used to be called Spurline. Different name but same terrific place. My friends and I were there on Friday night and it was announced that Miss Holliday, in town for a Saturday night concert, would be stopping by on Sunday night to sing a few songs. My friend Mark and I decided to return and we made friends with a couple who had a front table in the absolutely packed establishment. Sure enough, Effie herself arrived pretty much on time and made clear to those who thought it would be a drag queen performing: “Honey, they gonna know the truth. Hand me a microphone!” She belted out a handful of songs including I Am Changing andAnd I’m Tellin’ You I’m Not Going. She gave us her all and we were delirious. I think I may have cried at one point it was all just so unbelievable and delicious. Miss Holliday thanked all of us from the small stage and said: “The gay community allowed me to sing when I didn’t have any hits … because of this community, we’ve been able to survive and live and keep our dignity. … I’m so glad that you all love me. I always want to be a part of your lives. Thank you for keeping my name in your hearts all these years.” This is a night none of us who were there will ever forget.”