Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A New Beginning & A Wilde Night Out!


Welcome to the new and unimproved Pop Trash Addicts - direct from London! As you can tell not much has changed around here except my location. The tacky colour scheme remains the same and I'm still obsessed with the trashy underbelly of pop music. I'm not sure how long I'll be sticking around the UK but while I'm here and have internet access, I thought I might as well get back into blogging. As a wise woman (well, Dannii) once said, it's hard to break a habit! There's so much I want to write out - the Minogue duet, the drama of X Factor and the suitcase full of tragic CDs I've managed to acquire on my travels - but all that will have to wait. Today's post is dedicated to a pop trash icon who rocked my world to its very foundations on Friday night. I'm referring, of course, to the gorgeous and stunningly talented Kelly Wilde!


It's been a dream of mine to see Kelly in the flesh since stumbling across her infamous rendition of Blondie's "Maria" at Gran Canaria Pride on youtube but even that breathtaking performance couldn't prepare me for the sheer fabulousness of this divine diva. With stage presence to rival Kylie and choreography that would put Madonna to shame, Kelly held the packed crowd at The 2 Brewers (affectionately known as The 2 Sewers) in the palm of her beautiful hand from the very first song - which just happened to be a Hi-NRG Amy Winehouse cover!


After throwing her army of fans into a frenzy with "Valerie", Kelly delighted the audience further by talking about her Australian roots and making two hot guys kiss. By the second song I was so completely under the spell of this amazing goddess that I pushed my way to the front and began screaming hysterically. Even the unfortunate selection of Madonna's shiteous "Give It To Me" as the second track wasn't enough to dampen my enthusiasm. At one stage I got so close that Kelly put her hand in front of my camera and said "too close"! It's that kind of amusing audience interaction that sets Kelly apart from her peers. If she's not pairing up her fabulous gay fans, she's making quips about forgetting the lyrics to September's "Cry For You" (her next brilliant cover) and dragging people up on stage to dance with her.


Just when I thought the evening couldn't possibly get any more camp, Kelly delivered a stunning cover of "Gloria" and a medley of ABBA hits before finishing off the show with her signature tune - Blondie's "Maria". Words can not adequately describe the brilliance of this fabulous diva's version. The throbbing beats combined with Kelly's soaring vocals and stage acrobatics was truly a wonder to behold. Despite the show coming to an end, the evening was to hold one more completely unexpected delight. On her way off stage Kelly extended her gorgeous hand towards me, which I promptly kissed! A magical climax to a memorable evening. Make sure you check out Kelly's website (click on "Diary") for her next gig - this is one diva you can't afford to miss!

19 comments:

Aaron said...

Oh - She sounds so fantastic!!!

I'm so glad to see you're back - I've missed you heaps!!!!!

Max said...

I'm sure the show was delightful, but not as delightful as seeing a post from you show up in my reader today! Welcome back!

Jamie said...

Mike, I've seen this fabulous diva twice. However, for me her signature tune is 'Gloria'. Does she still make the claim she can sing it in lots of different languages?

I too love her over the top dancing which gets more energetic the more the crowd whips her up.

Thanks for the drunken texts by the way. Looking forward to catching up at some point ;-)

Adem With An E said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!

We've missed you so, how is the UK? AND WHAT A DIIIIIIIIVA you've been to see; she's trashtastic!

Can't wait for more updates... when do you think you'll be home?

xo

Justin said...

Thank god you are back Mike!

tommie said...

Hurrah! And Kelly looks positively stunning. It's like she's been frozen in time since the 80s!

Paul said...

Yay you have returned! Now i must get my ass to London so we can make fun of the locals :P If you know what i mean :)

Peibols said...

Spanish Police Men are still looking for you after all the trashy CDs you had.
Really!

It's glad to know you're, at least, alive.

tommie said...

Consider this Sweden's "welcome back" present: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZPMnNgeL_c

Mike said...

Thanks, guys. Stunning Kelly was just the inspiration I needed to get back into blogging!

BruDé said...

Welcome back Mike !!!!!!! It's so good to read you again ! I missed you here in the cold canadian autumn !

Jay said...

Beyond fabulous! Kelly looks like a washed up 90 year old rent boy in drag and that picture of her right hand is stunning!

I can't wait too see what delights you have unearthed on your travels - I only hope you

Poster Girl said...

PTA back? Best news I've heard in a LONG time, easily.

And from London, no less? Seeing Kim Wilde? Jealous!

D'luv said...

Welcome the F back!!!!! About time the pop corner of the net got a bit trashier!!!

undisco_me said...

Welcome to the UK Mike! Although admittedly you're about 700 miles from me, I felt like I was there - I had to hold my head back so I didn't spit out my mouthful of toothpaste foam (don't ask).

Reminds me of when I screamed "Ah pure luv uuuu" at Tina Cousins the whole way through her set - I got chucked out when I preteneded to have cancer in order to meet her backstage. Bless.

What a thrill to have this site up and running again. I love the pink; I like to think we're loitering inside Sheena Easton's sugar walls.

Anonymous said...

MIKE! Just got off the phone to you haah which was surreal at best (sorry, I'm awful on the phone, no?!) but just had to let you know I am alive and recieving your messages!

Let me know about meeting up for a chat before you leave - that is if you ever want to leave, I think you're having way too much fun to want to leave!

Chris x

Jamie_movietrip said...

Hi Mike!

I'm so glad your back on t'internet! I got your text, and I'm here! Kelly looks sensational in those pics, I must dig out my Maria/Holding Out For A Hero CD (R) single and give it a whirl. Looks like the best night ever!

Dannii's Delights! said...

OMG you're back!!! And is the Dirty Box still closed :O

Anyways, welcome back! Pop in around FP some time if you have the chance ^_^

~Patrick

Anonymous said...

I'm late to the party, as per usual--but I'm so glad your blog is back, I've missed it tons! No one other than "D-Listed" has a blog I look forward to reading. Welcome back!