Tiffany aims to entertain
’80S FRIGHT NIGHT WITH TIFFANY’
Where: Pipeline Cafe, 805 Pokukaina St.
Pop singer Tiffany is, in the true sense of the word, a survivor.
The 37-year-old musician has been through a lot, from being the young queen of mall teens as a star in the late 1980s, through her current incarnation as a favorite performer at gay-pride festivals across the U.S. and her expected next incarnation as a country music singer. Tiffany Renee Darwish always stayed within the purview of the national media, even if it meant agreeing to pose for Playboy or, as was the case in 2007, appearing on VH1s reality show Celebrity Fit Club. Add to those appearances minor acting roles, including a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Still, its the music that truly motivates her, and touring is her bread and butter. After having to cancel an appearance at this years Honolulu Gay Pride Festival due to illness, Tiffany makes it up to local fans by being part of an 80s Fright Night event tonight at Pipeline Cafe probably the next best thing for gay public expression, with the additional fun of costumes.
As a teenager in the 80s, Tiffany said during a phone interview earlier this year from Los Angeles: I didnt know much about gay people. I was always on the road with adults and not in touch with those kind of feelings through my youth.
I was certainly aware of my female fans, who copied my outfits when I sang for them in the malls, but Ive had a gay following since the early 90s. Even before I was doing club dance music, I was singing a lot of songs that a gay audience could identify with of feeling awkward, let down and not belonging. Those songs were also part of my own life, of being on the road often and trying to reconnect with friends when I was back home.
One thing I love about doing these pride events is thats not just a gay thing. They invite and involve the entire community with the messages of be proud of who you are and breaking down walls of stereotyping. It boils down to people loving music theyre ready to have a good time and I come out and entertain.
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So much for getting your ’80s on this weekend with Tiffany.
The former teen idol and Playboy pinup had to cancel her weekend appearances at Pipeline Cafe and Ala Moana Beach Park just 48 hours before she was scheduled to land in Honolulu due to a medical condition.
Star-Bulletin entertainment reporter Gary Chun was told by her manager at Los Angeles-based Diva Central that the singer was suffering from a sinus infection and her doctor had advised against flying on an airplane.
All is not lost, however. We were informed that Tiffany plans to reschedule her Pipeline show for sometime in October.
It’s not much comfort to those planning to attend this weekend’s Honolulu Gay Pride Festival, but good news for anyone who had planned to get dressed up in their favorite ’80s gear and sing along with “I Think We’re Alone Now.”
’80s pop star Tiffany is on her way back to Honolulu for a pair of performances in July.
Shaka Zine’s Doug Upp broke the news back in March that the singer would headline this year’s Gay Pride Festival at Ala Moana Beach Park. Now Pipeline Cafe says she’ll perform at the Kakaako nightclub on July 17.