On Saturday night a packed Queen's Park in Toronto greeted her with cheers as she headlined Pride Week. She took to the stage as only a true performer can-with gusto and a touch of magic.
There are few allies of the queer community as devoted as singer Cyndi Lauper. Her 'I Give a Damn' campaign launched earlier this year as a means to fight for equality for everyone.
As the sun beat down on the crowd they were teased with hints that Lauper was just off of the stage in a trailer. By 9 p.m. when she was due on stage they were wild screaming for the pop music legend.
A little more than 10 minutes later Lauper hit the stage ready to give her all for the thousands waiting to hear her. They were not disappointed.
As she sang her second song of the night Seventeen I was just inches from her. Her tiny frame belies the powerhouse that is stored within. She blew the crowd away over and over throughout the night.
"The blues is the basis of everything we sing. I decided to go back to the roots." Lauper said as she went into her third song of the night, "I'm from a different church."