Paula Abdul Gives A Greatest Hits Performance At L.A. Pride
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…The Queen of L.A. Pride on Friday was the inimitable Paula Abdul.
Though she hasn’t released a new album since her 1995 album Head Over Heels, there’s no question that Paula Abdul’s three-album repertoire has endured. She ruled the late 80s and early 90s with her 6 straight #1 hits (“Straight Up”, “Forever Your Girl”, “Cold Hearted”, “Opposites Attract”, “Rush Rush” and “Promise of A New Day”, and she ruled L.A. Pride by giving her fans a “greatest hits” presentation of her recording career.
What was especially amazing to watch how fearless and agile Paula was. Before Paula made it big in the music industry, she was a highly sought after choreographer and dancer (beginning her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers and choreographing The Jacksons Victory Tour and a series of Janet Jackson music videos including “Nasty”, “When I Think of You” and “Control”. Her performance at L.A. Pride demonstrated that she hasn’t lost a step.
At a young 57 years, Paula’s choreography and dance moves were sharp and on point. She even did a pair of wireless leaps from the top of structures on the stage into the arms of her fellow dancers. I think everyone in the audience collectively held their breaths when it happened.
In a particularly moving moment of the performance, during one of her costume changes, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles stepped on stage to start her chart-topping ballad “Rush Rush”.
The LGBTQ community has always embraced Paula and her music, and she expressed her sincerest thanks for being included in this year’s festivities. In fact, she professed that she had long been hopeful that L.A. Pride would ask her to perform, and she couldn’t have been happier that it finally happened
Paula Abdul begins her Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo on August 13th, and it certainly looks like her show is ready to delight….”