Lauper’s different viewpoint
SHE’S a pop star who helped define a generation yet Cyndi Lauper still sees herself as an outsider.
Twenty-eight years since her anthemic song Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ soared to the top of the charts, Lauper is still touring and loving life.
‘‘ I am different,’’ Lauper said. ‘‘ It’s not what you wear. It’s the way you think and what you are. I am an outsider but it’s good because it gives me perspective.’’
Lauper, 57, kicked off an Australian tour in Brisbane last night, playing Sydney’s State Theatre on Thursday and Friday.
She’s also writing original music for Broadway stage musical Kinky Boots’ as well as her autobiography.
Lauper, who is married to actor David Thornton and has a 13-year-old son, Declyn, arrived in Australia from Japan on Thursday.
She spent t wo weeks i n Tokyo, refusing to leave despite health warnings following the tsunami.
‘‘ I wasn’t going to leave,’’ she said. ‘‘ It’s just awful. They need support right now.’’
ON TOUR: Cyndi Lauper is still performing, writing and loving life