Fans at the Stonewall Inn started off 2019 the right way, with an unannounced and total surprise performance by none other than the Queen of Pop: Madonna.
The “Like A Virgin” singer, who was named as an ambassador for the 50th anniversary celebrations commemorating the riots in 1969 at the iconic Greenwich Village bar that kicked off the modern LGBTQ movement, showed up with her son David Banda just after midnight to deliver a speech and perform two songs. With Banda on acoustic guitar, she led the crowd in a sing-along of her hit “Like A Prayer” and covered Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
The presentation by the multi-platinum certified artist contained a call for celebration as well as a request for peace, saying, “If we truly took the time to get to know one another we would find that we all bleed the same color and we all need to love and be loved. Let’s remember who and what we are fighting for – ourselves, for each other…” Watch the video of Madonna’s speech and performance here.