Go-Go’s Get Inducted

For eons, The Go-Go’s bemoaned the fact that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would never acknowledge their place in music history.  Anger turned to acceptance and eventually, the girls embraced their status as underdogs.  Of course, this led to them being accepted – isn’t that the way it always is?  The Go-Go’s were inducted last week, alongside such artists as Tina Turner, Carole King, and Jay-Z.  An early fan, Drew Barrymore, introduced the ladies – and did so by donning a bath towel and putting cold cream on her face…an homage to The Go-Go’s first album, Beauty and the Beat.  Watching Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin on that stage, I was struck by how emotional they were.  Clearly being accepted meant more than they could have imagined.  The entire ceremony will be broadcast on HBO Max on November 20th.

The Pasadena Playhouse is mounting a production of Head Over Heels.  The Broadway show, which features music by The Go-Go’s, has been thoroughly re-imagined and trimmed down to a one-act, 90-minute immersive romp taking place throughout the venue and encouraging dancing from the audience.  Even better, it features our pals Alaska Thunderfuck as Queen Gynecia and Lea DeLaria as King Basilius – you’re not gonna find a queerer royal couple than that!  It runs through December 12th, so grab your tickets now at PasadenaPlayhouse.org.

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