Headlining the main stage entertainment for the 2006 Fresno Pride Festival was Lipstick Conspiracy, a four member band hailing from San Francisco. The band, which saw it’s first CD, A Perfect Alibi released on June 1st, is on a Pride Tour which after Fresno takes them to Santa Rosa, Portland, San Francisco and San Diego. They’re promoting themselves as any up and coming band must do, one city and one bar at a time. After their raucous performance I had a chance to talk with them backstage.
Lipstick Conspiracy backstage at Fresno Pride 2006
Kicking off the CD is "I Won’t Go" which starts off with the declaration “Even though I like you / I won’t go all the way with you”. The song is a guitar and drum laden rocker with an attitude reminiscent of the B52’s. A notable cover track on the CD is “Constant Craving” made famous by kd Lang.
Their performance at the Fresno Pride Festival was a rocking crowd pleaser, and afterwards they took time to sign items for those attending.
In the words of Lipstick Conspiracy, the band has one goal in mind, to “take over the world…”