Dannii Minogue (who’s not only Kylie’s little sis, but a bona fide pop star and TV personality in her own right) is hosting the U.K.’s first-ever deliciously messy gay dating show I Kissed a Boy, premiering later this month on BBC Three.But this is hardly the LGBTQ+ ally’s first gift to the queer community: In 1999, she literally released the Pride anthem of the year with shimmering, disco-driven bop “Everlasting Night.”Dannii’s missive for this song is clear from its opening line. “We got a party to go to tonight,” she declares before an undeniable, booty-shaking beat busts through in full force.
It’s the kind of disco-pop tune built for the dance floor, so it’s no surprise the track served as the official theme for the 1999 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the largest annual Pride event in all of Oceania.Just a year before in 1998, the flamboyant and decadent Australian party had seen record attendance numbers, selling 27,000 tickets thanks to performances from both Minogue sisters.
For Dannii’s solo 1999 show, she dialed the theatrics up a notch, perching on a gigantic crescent moon that dropped from the ceiling while singing the “Everlasting Night” extended mix, not missing a beat when her “dress got a little bit tangled on the way down” and holding her own during a commanding ballroom interlude.
As is the beautiful chaos of a Pride concert!That kind of spirit is immortalized in its unabashedly gay music video: a four-minute long, sweaty and purple-hued reminder of what transpired under the mirrorball at gay clubs before the aughts’ arrival.Filmed at a Sydney nightclub, the visual features glimpses of their Mardi Gras celebration, and a heavy helping of bare and glistening torsos, larger-than-life drag queens, and.