She announced today that she is heading downunder as part of her international tour in February 2010 - but did Whitney realise that she was trumping the gays biggest event of the year - the Mardi Gras Parade?
Whitney's show - the only one announced thus far, is to be held at a winery in the Hunter Valley on the same night as the world famous parade, suddenly making the parade go on without hundreds of GLBTI community members who have already snapped up tickets to the singers show.
Now of course there will be rumours of party appearances, other shows and more, so will the gay contingent of Whitney fans heading to the Hunter affect the numbers at parade? - chances are they wont - but we also know many key folk who are usually involved in every facet of arranging marching groups, parade entrants and more who have all dropped their parade arrangements in favour of the concert. That is where the real impact will be felt.
Stay tuned to Guidetogay.com for any updates direct from Whitney's camp as to possible additional dates, and of course other Australian cities.