And here I thought I was the only one who wore my cassette tape of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy down to shredded ribbons during my emo-year of coming out in 9th grade. Turns out, the earnestly sexy Canadian waif's seminal album was a big deal to a lot of teenage queers in the mid-90's-- and now that we're all grown up, well adjusted adult-type queerlings, it's only fair that homage be paid. Thus, FUMBLING: a Queer Tribute to Sarah McLachan at the Dixon Place HOT! Festival was born. Queer NYC artists of all stripes will be reinterpreting their own favorite track from the album, "informed by their own experiences of coming out, coming of age, falling in love, gaining social and political awareness, and getting laid."
I know my pick...extra points if you remember the advent of MTV Unplugged, and/or pajama-clad hipster republican VJ, Kennedy:
Ahh, to be young and queer on the edge of the millenium-- good times. Even if you weren't a newly out baby queer in 1994, you know you still love Sarah McLachan. And queer NYC performance artists. And $12 tickets.
So what are you waiting for? Get 'em while they're HOT (get it? 'Cause it's the HOT Festival, aren't you clever). And while you're there, be sure to check out all the other amaziball shows coming in the 2012 HOT Festival, including Marga Gomez, D'Lo's D'FunQT, and a whole slew of burlesque, comedy, lit readings, dance, music, performance art and more-- and all of it queerer than Kurt Hummel's bulging pink fun sack.