What a week—first Madonna, now Cher. It's like a more homosexual version of homosexuality. And yes, I met 'er.
Above: Cher's invite. Below, Madonna's from 1992. Not crying copycat, just loved the similar vibe.
We arrived at Tao on W. 16th just past 7PM for a Closer to the Truth album-release party advertised as running from 7 to 9. I'd heard in advance not to arrive after 7:30, so assumed it would be an early night. It was, even though Cher was at a big Warner Bros. meeting before the festivities so was fashionably late.
The scene before the party, including me with writer extraordinaire Denis Ferrara.
The space wasn't overcrowded and the décor reminded me of how I'd imagine Cher's own living room to look. Great food (which I took...like a man) and free booze, too.
WHAT A DRAG!: Three of my favorite shots.
At one point, an amazing (male) Cher impersonator entered, setting off 1,000s of flashes before we realized it was not she. The real Cher surprised us all by entering via a side door, leading to an avalanche of graying fans in and out of the media.