It’s no secret that Kylie Minogue has a special place in her heart for her global throng of gay fans. The newest piece of supporting evidence came over the weekend when the Australian legend closed out New York City Pride with a performance to remember.
Though fear of thunderstorms threatened to cancel the entire show, once the all clear was given Minogue stormed the stage and performed old hits and new favorites for the better part of an hour. Opening with “Golden,” the title track from her new country-inspired album, Minogue set a joyful tone for the concert where she interacted with the audience and even braved the rain herself to get as close the crowd as possible.
Other highlights from the show included tour-quality visuals that accompanied iconic tracks like “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” “Get Outta My Way,” an instantly-iconic cover of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5,” and an impromptu version of “Slow,” when the crowd chanted for an extra song.
Of course the closing of a show to close out NYC Pride wouldn’t be complete without an empowering, feel-good encore. The crowd couldn’t have been sent off with a better song than “All the Lovers” from 2010’s Aphrodite.