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    PHOTOS! Grace Jones, Orville Peck and a Backstage Pass to Saturday’s WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Fest

    Saturday’s WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival in West Hollywood is another one for the WeHo history books. The Main Lawn at West Hollywood Park was jam-packed with music lovers who gathered to witness their favorite musical acts on stage and at close range.

    The event produced by JJLA offered a concert experience featuring headliners like Grace Jones and Orville Peck with Santigold, Yung Bea, Jodie Harsh, Cub Sport Kylie Sonique and so much more on June 3rd. Among the hosts that evening were Hanna Rad, Ryan Mitchell and Billy Francesca to name a few.

    WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

    Then there was the buzz going on backstage with appearances by Brigitte Nielsen, Olivia Wilde, Monet Mazur and we hear Sharon Stone also stopped by on Saturday night.

    WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    Olivia Wilde – WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    Orville Peck brought his mix of country, rockabilly, and glam rock to the OUTLOUD stage. Some of the hits he performed that night included “Daytona Sand”, “Turn to Hate”, and “The Curse of the Blackened Eyed”. The openly gay masked singer maintained his aura of mystique backstage when he stepped out of his dressing room with fringe covering his face for some pictures.

    Orville Peck – WeHo Pride OUTFEST Music Festival – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES
    Orville Peck and JJLA’s Jeff Consoletti – WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    However, the big climax for Saturday night’s show was Grace Jones. The boldly androgynous singer took the stage at 10:50pm and switched avant-garde headgear throughout her performances—“Let me take a look at you,” she called out to the crowd. “You come to my living room. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! You are the show. You are! Oh my God. Uh-uh. I’m just the side show here… I could just stand here and check all of you out and don’t sing a word, but then I’d be crucified probably.”

    Grace Jones at WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival 2023 – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES
    Grace Jones at WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival 2023 – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES
    Grace Jones at WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival 2023 – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

    The 75-year-old artist combined R&B, new wave, reggae and pop at the West Hollywood event this weekend in the heels of Blue Note Jazz Festival at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on this past Wednesday night. Some of her setlist included “Nightclubbing”, “My Jamaican Guy”, “Slave to the Rhythm Love”, “Love is the Drug,” and “Pull up to the Bumper.”

    Wild costumes aside, other unexpected moments included a number where she straddled a security guard’s shoulders and rode him into the crowd to get closer to her fans. The OUTLOUD also crowd went wild when she hula-hooped through her last performance, where she sang and introduced her band and walked up and down platforms without missing a beat.

    Grace Jones at WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival 2023 – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES
    Grace Jones at WeHo Pride OUTLOUD Music Festival 2023 – Photo by Mike Pingel for WEHO TIMES

     

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Marco Colantonio
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    8 months ago

    Fabulous photo coverage of WeHo PRIDE!
    Truly captures the spirit and joy of the festivities. Happy Pride!

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