Bake off are two of my favourite words -“ oh, straight after fry up, but they are up there anyway. Last Sunday saw BGF’s 17th Annual Bake Off held at the Midnight Shift. To say the place was jumping would be an understatement and on a Sunday afternoon -“ you wouldn’t read about it. Well, I guess you just did, didn’t you? Now to be brutally honest I was under a doona on the lounge with my cats on my lap, watching DVDs most of the day. It felt like minus 10 outside and I had settled in. Hot buttered corn on the cob and Flashdance on the tellie -“ why would anyone move?
After about half an hour of ummms and aaahs I finally made a move and I am glad I did. I had a hoot. The afternoon was hosted by Bake Off veteran Mitzi Macintosh and anyone who has seen Mitzi perform knows she is as camp as tits. I was a little worried, though, that Dot might have killed Mitzi at one stage with Dot’s moonshine (infused vodka, a special blend of vodka and Mars Bars).
As you can imagine, there was no shortage of entertainment, with new girls Christina, Kirsten and singing sensation Darleen whipping the audience into a proverbial frenzy. It was the first time I have seen Darleen perform, but she really blew me away. Go, girl, you are fabulous. There was also a healthy mix of the old girls for good measure -“ Wyness, Trudi, Chelsea, Kitty and Minnie. And of course my favourite diva Shauna Jensen graced the Shift stage. Mind you, the three judges Margaret Fulton, Martin Boetz and our very own chef Claire de Lune went about their business in another room the whole time, tasting and sniffing their way to a winner.
Whichever way you look at it, the day was a huge success and all those lazy shits who couldn’t drag themselves down missed out on a great afternoon. Goodness, now we have to start thinking about Pride Week.
This Friday night will once again see The Orgy Of Drag hit the Stonewall stage. We have been promised some of Sydney’s best showgirls to strut their stuff, so don’t miss out. With all money going straight to ACON, how can you go wrong? The first show is to start at 10:30pm.
There are new shows popping up everywhere. On 30 June we see the launch of Klub Kamp at the Midnight Shift. Starring drag DJ Penny Tration and me, the night is looking to be lots of fun.
Which showgirl has started private lessons in pole dancing? Could this be a new part in her act or is she going to be using her new skill in the men’s clubs in the Cross? Will fill you in when I know more.
Last Sunday saw our DIVA Entertainer of the Year, Vida Las Vegas, do her final performance at Arq nightclub before she heads off to conquer the world. Good luck, Vida, I am sure I am not the only one who wishes you all the best.