Though I’m only 24 years old, if I’m being honest, there are very few reasons I would leave my apartment after 10 P.M. on a work night. A lover? Probably not. A slice of New York City pizza? Maybe. Secret Madonna performance for Pride Month? C’mon, sign me up!

So when a co-worker slid into my DMs and offered me a ticket in her stead, I was physically unable to turn it down. Right then and there, I slid on my best club-approved black T-shirt, wiggled into some printed pants, grabbed my roommate, and headed to Terminal 5, the perfect venue in Midtown Manhattan for an NYC Pride Week treat.

And boy, did it deliver. Madonna, along with a coterie of drag queens, queer artists, and dancers, gave an expectedly jolting performance at the World of Women NFT event. Entitled “Finally Enough Love” in honor of the star’s 2022 dance remix album, Madge sure knows how to throw gay old night. Belvedere Vodka sponsored, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen emceed, co-star and fellow winner Violet Chachki performed a spicy burlesque dance sequence, and fellow show alum Laganja Estranja made quite a point that she would most likely take the crown on an All Stars season (please come back, I beg of you). The queen of pop was also joined by Dominican rapper Tokischa (with whom she later shared a passionate kiss, more on that later…), Saucy Santana, and Pixie Aventura, rounding out an A-list roster dressed for the gods.

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