Seeing Taylor Mac is a spiritual experience of deep joy. He is enchanting and erudite at the same time. I'm not going to write about the experience of this concert because I was fortunate enough to be there with Frank Grimaldi, whose writes about concerts he attends on his blog, Concert Log. As an out and proud singer/songwriter who knows his stuff, he will capture it better than I could. What I will say is that as a fan of both David Bowie and Tiny Tim, the evening was profoundly beautiful, and very seriously silly. He read a Shakespeare sonnet and an excerpt from Lady Chatterly's Lover. And it all made supreme sense.
I came late to Taylor Mac, who has been on the downtown scene for at least a decade, but I saw The Lily's Revenge last November, and it is one of the top five theatrical experiences of my life. It's no surprise he won an Obie Award this week. After tonight, well, I'll go see him do anything, anywhere.