“The Day After That” Benefit, Pegasus, February 23 1994

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:07:58

Title

“The Day After That” Benefit, Pegasus, February 23 1994

Subject

Drag—Benefit shows

Description

This video contains footage from "The Day After That," a benefit show supporting a new poster project by the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force’s Project Life Work. The original video suffers severe tape degradation. It would have originally looped continuously, meaning that the first five minutes of this video--which features a performance by Bobbi DeMario of the benefit’s titular song “The Day After That” from the musical “The Kiss of the Spiderwoman”--was the final performance of the show.

This event was MC’ed by Bambi, who also performed “Rose’s Turn” by Bette Midler at the end of the night, (00:48:50). The footage features a speech from Tom Silzly of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, who explains the poster project and announces a series upcoming benefits, (00:12:40). It also contains several intermittent announcements: a message from the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force urging gay men to volunteer, (00:19:59); a few words about maintaining hope from Milan Tre’Zur, (00:24:46); and a list of donors who have made contributions in the name of loved ones who have died of AIDS, including Paul Becker, (00:42:50, 00:52:30).

The following performers names are noted in the footage:

Joli London
Chuck
Bobbi Demario (Miss Pittsburgh)
Bambi (MC)
Toffee English (Miss Pittsburgh 1993)
John Benfer
Connie Chung
Milan Tre’Zur
Vanna
Cinnamon Cane

The following songs are performed:

“The Day After That,” from the musical “The Kiss of the Spiderwoman,” Bobbi DeMario, 00:02:15
“Whatcha Gonna Do,” Tyler Collins, Toffee English, 00:14:34
“Queen of the Night,” Whitney Houston, Connie Chung, 00:20:51
“Constant Craving” / “Losing My Religion,” Abigail, Cinnamon Cane, 00:25:46
“Live Alone and Like It,” Liza Minnelli, Bobbi DeMario, 00:32:33
“The Glory of Love” / “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler, Vanna, 00:34:42
“Best of My Love,” The Emotions, Seventeen , 00:44:10 (Tamika LaChez, Miss Dott, K. Lonnie Rae aka Bill Johnson).
“Rose’s Turn,” Bette Midler, Bambi, 00:48:50

Date

23-Feb-94

Contributor

Michael Obusek (Vanna)

Rights

These materials may be shared and adapted for non-commercial purposes, but the materials must be attributed to the Pittsburgh Queer History Project. Please see the Creative Commons license website for details.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Format

MPEG (M4V)

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Spatial Coverage

Pegasus (818 Liberty Avenue)

Provenance

Accession 2018-02

Citation

““The Day After That” Benefit, Pegasus, February 23 1994,” PQHP Online Archives, accessed July 13, 2024, http://www.pittsburghqueerhistory.com/omeka/items/show/2647.
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