NIGHT Of 1000
March 21,‘09 Grand
Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in NYC
Yes, the economy as
indicated by the rise in fees) diminished the attendance slightly but not the opulence
of the monarchs making their annual journey to the hub, NYC, who were just as
magnificent as they came to witness the passing of the torch from Empress Charlene Chivoe and
Emperor Rob de Woofs to the new Monarchs for 2009- Empress Anne Tique and
Emperor Tony Monteleone!
This year’s new beneficiaries in the
ever ongoing charity work by the Imperial court: LIFEbeat/the Music Industry
Fights AIDS and the MCCNY Homeless Youth Services. Empress Gianna’s fundraiser
was the Alzheimer's Foundation in memory of her mother.
Anne Tique’s coronation
was just as colorful she is – Gypsys, Venetian gondoliers, gorgeous
barcarolles off stage. in The many times I met Anne Tique he always seems a sweet
faced Modigliani-ish looking boy without a hint of the Diva – always
gracious in or out of drag – these are the qualities of a true beneficent
The evening’s highlights included
- 6:30 – Arrival of Fabulously attired guests
- 7:35 – National
Anthem - Singer Kelly King
- 8:00 – Our own MAC Award Winner
John DeMarco delivered a medley in his usual marvelous tone’s with Barry
Levitt at the piano.
- 8:50– Lucas Silveira (The Cliks Rock Band)
- 9:15 – Pop vocalist Ari Gold: 9:15
- 7:45 –-a Busby Berkley-esque production number
staged by Empress Ran-Dee lent her unique choreography touch to an extravaganza “The
- 8:20 – Imperial
Diamond Award presented to Honorable
Christine C. Quinn
- 9:25 – Finalists from RuPaul’s
Drag Race (MTV-Logo)
- 9:50 – Presentation of The
Imperial Court of New York
- 10:00 – Recording
Artist, Billie Ray Martin
- 11:15 – Broadway
Star, Christopher Sieber (“Shrek the Musical”)
Award winning recording artist Michelle
- 12:00 Midnight - Coronation of the new Monarchs
Enjoy a few visual memories of a magnificent night
The evening was off to an interesting start with this “unique”
Always comforting to see our press corps
The dowager and her lady in waiting
These folks were just back from Venice – really!
Looking good coming…
The regal Cinderella…and her sisters!
Is that you under there, Panzi? Must because there’s Philomena
Is she or isn’t he?
That’s Wendy being coy
Mother and daughter
TOUCH UP TIME
THIS GAL ALWAYS CHEERS ME
UP…or is she?
And this is a QIT – Queen in Training
She already has the right ‘tude!
See you next year………………….