Dolly Parton’s New York Fans Dress Exactly Like Her

Fans at Dolly Parton’s Saturday concert in Queens. Photo: Chona Kasinger

Dolly Parton performed at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Saturday night, attracting an extravagantly dressed crowd who wore exactly what she would: lavish rhinestones, embroidered cowboy boots, and breezy, colorful prints. “You know what I say,” the singer told her audience from the stage. “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap. That’s the biggest truth I ever told.” The crowd roared with approval.

Coinciding with New York’s Pride weekend, Parton’s New York concert was one stop on her Pure & Simple tour, her biggest excursion in 25 years. Onstage, the 70-year-old played eight instruments, sang several songs a cappella, and repeatedly acknowledged LGBT fans in the crowd.

Click ahead to see Parton’s most over-the-top New York fans, captured by photographer Chona Kasinger on behalf of the Cut. Parton’s Pure & Simple album comes out on August 26, followed by The Complete Trios, a compilation with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, out on September 9.

Dolly Parton’s New York Fans Went All-Out