Kylie Minogue to conquer Atlanta with Aphrodite

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imageTwo pop divas in less than a month. Gurl. Are the gays in Atlanta really this worthy? Here’s what you need to know about Kylie Minogue’s first-ever stop in our gay metropolis.

She’s ready to conquer America and Atlanta is next on her North American Aphrodite – Live 2011 World Tour. Get your outfits ready, gays.

Unlike Lady Gaga, who made you carpool to Gwinnett last month, Minogue knows her audience is full of gay men, so she’ll step onto the stage of the Fox Theatre in Midtown. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets, from $63 to more than $100, are still available.

It’s only her second time hitting the U.S. and the tour is a massive spectacle, even without the multi-million dollar “Splash Zone” and its water jets, and the aerialists. Rest assured, there are still plenty of hunky dancers with revealing outfits that will grab your eye during a show that should span two-dozen numbers and stretch nearly two hours.

In other words, the big gay dance party you’ll be expecting.

Throughout the tight 24-track, two-hour extravaganza, she made several eye-popping costume changes. From Greek goddess to fashionista, she gave any drag queen in the audience inspiration for days. Not overly avant-garde like Lady Gaga and more feminine than Madonna, her outfits were sexy but never raunchy. The only outfit dud was when she came out wearing what looked like the skinned hide of Fozzie Bear from the Muppets.

On the dancing aspect of the show, she pretty much left that up to her dancers. She did less dancing and more parading while she sang. Think Cher. But, to be fair, Kylie never was an artist that incorporated much choreography into her productions.

Why so gay? She’s a goddess who knows her audience. And then there’s this:

The two-hour dance and song spectacle featured multiple costume changes (everything was either white, gold or shimmering and accessorized with a variety of sparkly heels). Dancers donned more strategically placed glitter than Vegas showgirls, and a giant video triptych framed by arches and columns pulsed with stylized vignettes.

If you’re still brushing up on all that is Minogue, don’t be too sorry. (Just don’t tell your friends.) She is, after all, a bigger force in Europe than the U.S. Seriously. A few other factoids you can toss into your pre-concert cocktail conversation:

She’s got a sister, Dannii, who’s equally as popular as a style icon in her Australian homeland.

She’s a sex magnet who dates models (Andres Velencoso) and actors (Olivier Martinez).

Her former bestie and stylist, William Baker, is gay. He authored Minogue’s book “La La La,’ but then she split from her gay husband. Two divas can sometimes be one too many. (Now he’s back, helping her author a musical about her career.)

Now that you’re better prepared for Friday’s concert, let us also help plan the rest of your evening.

DJ Ed Bailey, who’s taken control of the booth at Jungle for Madonna Rama (photos), Studio 54 (photos) and others, will open for Minogue at the Fox. We said open, girl! You can then bow down in front of him and kiss Bailey’s headphones at Jungle, where he headlines the venue’s Kylie Minogue After Party, which starts at 10 p.m. Bring your ticket and there’s free admission until midnight.

Still hungry for more? Brush up on Minogue’s latest release – “North American Tour Bonus Edition” – and review what’s expected for her Friday playlist. Drop them into your iPhone and listen, listen, listen while you get that last Kylie pump at the gym.

Set list:

1. Aphrodite?
2. The One?
3. Wow?
4. Illusion?
5. I Believe In You?
6. Cupid Boy?
7. Spinning Around?
8. Get Outta My Way? (video)
9. What Do I Have to Do?
?10. Everything is Beautiful
?11. Slow?
12. Confide in Me
?13. Can’t Get You Out of My Head
?14. In My Arms?
15. Looking For An Angel?
16. There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)?
17. Love at First Sight/Can’t Beat This Feeling (mash up)
?18. If You Don’t Love Me
?19. Better The Devil You Know?
20. Come Into My World (piano accompanied)?
21. Better Than Today (aucostic, bluesy into that goes full force into a dance beat)?
22. Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)
?23. On A Night Like This?
24. All The Lovers


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