Fans of Stevie Nicks at this year's 21st annual drag-queen tribute Night of a Thousand Stevies (NOTS) at NYC's Highline Ballroom on May 6 were floored when they were greeted by the rock queen herself -- welcoming attendees in a minute-long video that Nicks taped especially for the famed event.
"Just remember, someday, some night, at a Night of a Thousand Stevies, I will be there in such a great disguise that not one of you will know it's me until I walk onstage and begin to sing Edge of Seventeen!" Nicks said in her video message. "But otherwise I will be completely in disguise haunting all around all of you."
Earlier this week NOTS co-founder Brian Butterick (aka NYC nightlife drag legend Hattie Hathaway ) told Three Dollar Bill that he believed Stevie "just might pop by and pay us all a visit. Who can say?"
To kick off NOTS' third decade, live performers last night featured "Legends of Stevie Realness" from every NOTS era, such as Sherry Vine, The Hohos, Basil Twist and Little Stevie, crooner Adam Dugas with harpist Mia Theodoratus (I saw them perform an exquisite version of Landslide at NOTS back in 2009), and others. First-time performers included the all-drag Canadian Stevie/Fleetwood illusionists Fleetwood Visions from Toronto.