A near-capacity crowd of almost entirely of 30- and 40-somethings pushed into Stubb’s for Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s So Unusual” 30th anniversary tour on Tuesday night. The audience was somewhat surprisingly gender balanced and, also surprisingly, only a handful of ladies proudly sported lace skirts and neon headbands. It was a hot night but there was a pleasant breeze and spirits were high.
Lauper, clad in black leather and lace and sporting the same sort of colorful hair extensions she wore 30 years ago, took the stage to raucous applause shortly after her scheduled 9 p.m. start time. With little ado she launched into “Money Changes Everything,” the lead track from her 1983 album, followed immediately by the mega hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Despite a few microphone issues her voice was in fine form; at 60 years old she wasn’t bopping around like she used to, but she brought great energy to the stage. She continued to run through the album’s tracklist, playing through the Prince cover “When You Were Mine” before pausing.
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