My good friend and fellow Boston blogger of You Think You Know has a regular post called Overheard where he shares humorous quotes he’s observed.
I couldn’t resist featuring a version of his Overheard posts on my blog after returning from my last visit in Provincetown during the week of 4th of July.
I’m a HUGE fan of yours and think you are fantastic Ms. LuPone (as in Patti LuPone)
I’m not Patti LuPone, I’m a man (Ms. Coco Peru)
Let me explain the situation… or to quote Estelle Getty from the Golden Girls “Picture this”… it was the summer of 2012 the place, Provincetown. A young(ish) man is standing outside after watching a variety show called ShowGirls talking to one of the drag queen performers when Patti LuPone’s “Huge Fan” interrupts me to shake the drag queen’s hand and gush a bit before calling him Patti LuPone. I was that youngish man and the drag queen was Coco Peru.
Honestly, watching Coco Peru blink once then in her best deadpan voice utter “I’m not Patti LuPone, I’m a man” might go down as my funniest moment in 2012. Coco – you are funny on stage and even more funny in real life.