The queer festive season has already commenced but now it’s almost over.
Has the new format worked?
Let’s start at the beginning with Fair Day. The day was stinking hot and my face almost melted off. Looking at some of the other drags at Fair Day, the weather didn’t treat them kindly either… limp wigs, running makeup, lifting eyebrows. The perils of daytime drag. At least they made me look more fabulous!
All in all, the day was a great success. Lots of stalls, plenty to perve on and of course my infamous stint at the Sydney Star Observer stand. I posed for photograph after photograph — the lucky patrons having their moment with me (including Sunny’s dog). I had been hoping to provide further services — but the lines at the portaloos were too long.
The next main event I had made time to attend was the parade, which of course was not without drama.
The idea was to walk with Lola Del Arte and a number of stunning boys. All clad in red and gold. A superb idea! But of course not all proposals go according to plan…
The carefully thought plan fell apart and I ended up walking as a solo drag queen — the good news is that the other half of my original working party was paid big bucks to walk with Foxtel. Pity her podium fell apart and she had to hitch a ride with Ophelia Shaft!
The parade was huge this year. Hundreds of thousands of screaming fans all coming out to see me — what more could a girl ask?
The start area and hill climb up Wentworth St was a killer. I almost had a coronary. By the end of the parade I had all but collapsed. But through all the drama and the near-death experience, it was a great parade.
Pity I can’t say the same about Parade Carnival… not quite what I expected and vastly more sedate — but I am sure that suited some. I was just interested in locating some trade. Thank God for the Taxi Club!
Coming up in March is Jupiter’s Nightclub’s new talent quest ‘Show Us Your Talent’ with the next heat on Friday, March 26. If you have any talent at all — though preferably one that can be translated to the stage — give them a call or send them an email and enter. There will be cash prizes for each heat and the grand finale.
Definitely worth the try! I would enter but I fear my talents might show up the rest of the participants.
On Saturday, March 27 is the Pollys Club and Wollongong’s Unity Party. You choose.
If you want to be dressed in ‘Purple Fetish’ head to Unity, if you want a camp night with delightfully ancient, dilettante drag queens (like me and special guest Marcia Monterey) in ‘Stop The Show‘ then head to Pollys.
In breaking news, the Three Sisters Social Group has decided to run their Annual Glamour Ball at the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba on Sunday, June 13. It will be with reduced numbers — just 150 patrons — and it will be first come, first served (always my philosophy as well).
Drag gossip: I will rise to a higher ground and keep my mouth shut this instalment — otherwise I will really get into trouble and it will be all over, Red Rover!