Perez Hilton Hosts Concert With Suitably Nutty Performers


Some say a JPEG with scribbly MS Paint genitals is worth a thousand words. Perez Hilton is a master of such visual haiku, and when it comes to emceeing an event, he's equally succinct with his hyperbole. At the gossip blogger's "One Night in New York" party at Highline Ballroom Friday, he gave quick, over-the-top endorsements of each of the acts, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings ("They're about to get your pussies wet!"), Yo Majesty ("They're about to blow your mind!"), Semi Precious Weapons ("They're now called Semi Perez-cious Weapons!"), and Lady Gaga ("She is the future of pop music!"). The scene was bizarre — an impenetrable throng in the balcony VIP and an uncomfortable amount of elbow room on the dance floor below. Sponsors were hawking free energy drinks and café con leche at the door, most of which were presumably consumed by Sharon Jones moments before she delivered the most frenetic set of the night. See her and the rest of the artists in our slideshow.