On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again -“ well, that is how the songs goes. But honestly, is there really anyone who likes a road trip anywhere other than down to the shops? Unless it is a Thelma And Louise-style road trip that includes a couple of girlfriends bonding, crazy times and a line dance. I find myself out and about all the time, doing shows in the most unusual places all over the countryside. Last Saturday I decided, for a bit of adventure, I would accept an invitation by Western Sydney legend Beverly Buttercup to see the brand new show out at Pash@Parramatta. Yes I did say it -“ Parramatta! Now I know a lot of the city queens get dizzy if they ever venture past Newtown. I am guilty of that. But let me tell you it isn’t that scary at all -“ the only difference I noticed was that it was freezing.
As you can imagine, like any opening night, the girls were running around like headless chooks, due to a little bit of excitement and a lot of sleep deprivation. The cast consisted of two new girls, Brandii Alexander and comp? Melicious D’Amage, and veteran/costume designer Marcia Monterey (oh, and two sexy boys Ben and Chris). It looked like a Cher concert, with sequins and feathers filling the stage on numerous occasions. With a mix of old classics and a few new numbers, the crowd was soon hooting with delight.
Now my only gripe is that I didn’t see Marcia do much microphone. With her 30 years on stage, I think this old girl would be a scream. Marcia sells it every time she is on stage and is fabulous to watch.
Pash is run every second week and is just $5 to get in, with all door takings given to a weekly chosen charity. Trust me, I had a great time but I guess with the drinks being sooo reasonably priced, I could have been anywhere.
Which two fabulous showgirls, who were just pipped at the post for the new Vodaphone advert, have just been confirmed for speaking roles on a major Australian drama? Needless to say, the production on their Logies outfits has already begun.
After having a small coronary when I saw the Cher ticket prices, I’m asking everyone, who do we have to talk to for Sydney’s showgirls to meet the holy one? I am sure every showgirl in Sydney has everything she has ever released. We want to meet her. Oh well, fingers crossed, I am going back to Elizabeth Street to get back in line at Ticketek.
Has everyone jumped on the bandwagon? Penny Tration has been the flagship drag DJ at Klub Kamp at the Midnight Shift for a while, and now I have heard that Arq has got itself a drag DJ. Penny, we all knew you were a trendsetter!