Michel Musto on MadonnaFactory
Village Voice’s Michael Musto has a report from last week’s Madonna Factory event at the Apocalypse Lounge in his “La Dolce Musto column. Here’s an excerpt of his article, please click here from the full story on the Village Voice.
“[A a quartet of obsessed fans calling themselves MadonnaFactory] haven’t played Bayonne yet, but they did mount a Madge-obsessed event at Apocalypse Lounge, where a performer named Sista Kit was going to absolve revelers with a gospel performance of a Madonna hit (though it’s the star herself who still needs to be cleansed of Shanghai Surprise and even Mr. Peabody’s Apples).
Alas, I didn’t have like a prayer of finding the place and meeting these four whoresmen of the Apocalypse. It wasn’t listed anywhere, and at the nearby Lucky Cheng’s, the drag queens pleaded ignorance – though they did want me to write that one of their own house divas, Code Ravioli, is having a sex change, and to help her pay for it, Nan Goldin is going to give her a stack of photographs to sell. (You hear that, kids? Want to finally turn your penis into a cake mold? Call Nan now.)
Anyway, Apocalypse Lounge, which is not a toilet, turns out to be on East 3rd Street – or just ask around for the place where that American Idol runner-up from Brooklyn used to bartend. I found it a whole day later, and thank Ezekiel the Madonna shrine was still up, with everything from her New Republic cover (“Unlike a Virgin: Madonna, Minx Without a Riddle”) to the letter she sent out promoting the AIDS Dance-a-Thon. (“We are all living with AIDS.”) We are all living with Madonna?and I guess that’s just fine.”
Thanks to Damon
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