Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner stole the show Friday night during a Culture Club concert at the Greek Theatre in Hollywood. Caitlyn, Candis, and Boy George were the big stars of the night, and Caitlyn even received a standing ovation from the packed crowd, Us Weekly reports.
The former athlete and transgender role model stepped on stage to announce the British band and frontman Boy George.
“Thank you very much! Thank you! Caitlyn Jenner in the house for her first Boy George concert!,” exclaimed the 65-year-old transgender. “This is going to be a good group. Thank you so much. Enough about me. Thank you for being here tonight. This is so much fun for me and let’s hear it here at the Greek Theatre for Boy George!”
For the occasion, Caitlyn wore a tight dress, a black leather jacket, and black boots. Boy George was expecting Caitlyn to get a warm reception.
“I expected a standing ovation for her and I wasn’t disappointed,” Boy George told the crowd. “We need to celebrate the kinds of changes that are happening.”
“People gradually started screaming and clapping, rising to their feet when they recognized it was her,” an onlooker told Us Weekly.
According to another insider present at the concert, Caitlyn was “thrilled” as her and Candis Cayne danced together. There are rumors that the two transgender actresses are in a relationship, but according to a report from Gossip Cop, that is completely false.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and father of Kylie and Kendall Jenner recently commemorated her new identity with a transgender religious naming ceremony, according to Daily Mail. Caitlyn gave a speech at the event, and she was officially named by a minister by the swimming pool of her Malibu home.
Boy George and Candis Cayne were also in attendance for the ceremony. Boy George was visibly proud of the Olympic gold medalist and explained to Yahoo! that he was pleased about the feedback regarding the public. For him, it was a sign that people have become more tolerant since the 80s.
“It’s that world I was fighting for in 1984. That was what I wanted,” the 54-year-old singer said. “I wanted people not to care about whether you were gay, straight, black, white, transgender, whatever it may be.”
[Image via Kevin Winter / Getty Images Entertainment]