Photos by Rae Votta
Go behind the scenes and backstage with Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendry and Sarah Dash as the legendary Labelle performs at the 2008 Out 100 Awards. Darian Aaron uploads some video of the performance and notes there were a few technical problems with the sound system—"And Ms.Patti wasn't shy about addressing this onstage"—but says the evening and performance was "fabulous."
Patti Labelle tells Out.com the group never made a "conscious effort" to pursue a heavily gay audience. "Our conscious effort was to pursue a great sound and a great look. And it just so happened that gay people followed, and thank God they did. They’ve been in our lives, in my life, forever. .. . The only plan we did consciously make was to look outrageous so that people would come to our shows [and say,] 'Oh, look at those crazy ladies.' But once they’re there, they’ll see we have something to say."
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