The year was 1990. David Dinkins was New York’s mayor. They still packed meat in the Meatpacking District. (No, we’re not referring to tranny hookers.) And the very first Night of 1000 Stevies brought together a hundred or so Ms. Nicks worshippers to Jackie 60, the Tuesday-night affair run by Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti at West 14th Street’s much-missed Mother. A few years ago, Dynell confided to TONY
that the expectation was that NOTS would run for “three years, tops.” But little in life turns out as we expect, and after 22 years, the annual Nicksfest is bigger than ever, with scores of performers and hundreds of Stevie doppelgängers (not to mention a few Lindseys, Mick, Christines, and at least one guy dressed as a glittering bull with a ring though his nose) paying homage to the beloved vocalist. If you were at the latest edition, held at Highline Ballroom on Friday, May 11, here’s your chance to relive the magic—and if you weren’t, see what you missed.