Cyndi Lauper brought her “Home for the Holidays” show to the Beacon Theatre in New York this weekend, with proceeds, as always, going to the True Colors Fund, her charity for homeless LGBT people. The show, in its seventh annual edition, brought a formidable lineup, including Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco and Dr. John. But the highlight of the evening as Stereogum points out, was probably Lauper’s performance, together with Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, of her 1985 song “Goonies ‘R Good Enough,” from the movie “The Goonies.” If you were a kid in 1985, this fantastic song (not to mention the movie) was absolutely inescapable, though Lauper herself reportedly hated it for years. Thankfully, she seems to have come around.
Thank you thank you thank you @cyndilauper and all of your band and all of your team and everyone who was a part of making tonight’s Home For The Holidays #truecolorsfund benefit show happen. What an absolutely surreal and fun experience! Also thank you @the_citylion for filming this footage!
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