Thursday, May 10, 2012

Olivia Newton-John & Sheena Easton Share Chi-Town Queer Event

I think I just passed out... For the first time ever, Olivia Newton-John and Sheena Easton will be performing at the same event, the same night, albeit on slightly different stages.

Livi is the headlining act Saturday night for the Chicago Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day gay street fair in the Midwest. The 31st-annual event, which spans six city blocks, takes place August 11-12. Sheena, meanwhile, performs on a separate stage earlier in the evening. In addition, our longtime fave Matt Zarley is on the roster, as are The Pointer Sisters.

"Northalsted Market Days has a long tradition of bringing in music acts that complement the spirit of the event. This year's entertainment reaches new heights for us," says Jeff Durbin, Market Days chairman.

It also features 400 food and arts & crafts vendors, not to mention thousands of hot Midwestern gays. I better start hitchhiking now if I expect to make it in time for the festivities (if only).

And to celebrate the news, here's a video clip I've never seen: Sheena performing 1989 No. 1 Dance hit "101" on "Sick Sack," a Swedish TV show. Includes interview footage at the end. She looks fucking amazing. (Thanks to Mike Easton!) *