“Howdy Gaybor” morphs the Garland standard “Howdy Neighbor” from her film Summer Stock into a full-on gay anthem. Of course, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic–and reports of some not-so-socially distant parties on Fire Island–Sikes also uses the opportunity to comment on socializing amid masked men. He also tips off island goers to the increased police presence there, and the possibility of ticketing anyone who forgot a mask.
“Gorgeous boys are comin’. Every single pool will be full of bears & otters chummin,'” Sikes sings. “Zip up your jeans till those queens get good vaccines!”
That’s probably good advice. Frankly, we’re still not sure why some of these guys are not wearing masks in the video. We would easily don a mask if it meant heading out to Fire Island to meet our gaybors.