Is Oxford Street actually crawling with visitors or is it just me? The Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well, with the excitement levels just starting to peak now.

As many other showgirls will have to agree, Mardi Gras is always huge for us, spending the majority of the month in drag. But the light at the end of the tunnel is almost upon us. I guess that is why you always see so many putrid showgirls at the party -“ it is a first chance to let our hair down and really enjoy ourselves.

Mind you, last weekend was huge with Shop Yourself Stupid rocking Oxford Street till the late hours of Saturday. With showgirls performing up and down Froxford Street, sometimes we did see the same number a few times, but hey, the crowd was always very appreciative. Congratulations has to go out to all the competitors in Miss BGF and the final winner for 2004, Mystique Jewell. As I said last week, you have a very hard job to do after the great year Dolly Wood had with BGF (but you are much younger than Dolly so you should be fine).

Then there was Azure (the Harbour party) on Sunday. Well, what can I say -“ great weather, fabulous shows, gorgeous people and I didn’t go. Typical, isn’t it? I chose to work instead of venturing down this year. I guess my pocket is happy so I shouldn’t complain.

Now for the interesting part: this weekend. I am not allowed to say exactly what is happening but I’m going to try and spell it out as simply as possible so that it is quite obvious. Penny Tration (last week’s cover girl, the only showgirl ever to have a cover shot while covered in lube) will be hosting the VIP viewing room with a plethora of local celebrities, but including the producers of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. Now I did hear that they were coming out for Mardi Gras but then I heard they weren’t, so I can’t confirm them being there, though I think they would be crazy to miss it. It has been unofficially promoted that the B52’s are performing but once again I think it is like one of those Madonna rumours that always get us into a tizzy. However, I did hear that two fat girls are the stars of the first show in the RHI, and I have sat in on rehearsals, and I can guarantee it is going to be amazing (guess who is one of the fat chicks).

After reading what I have written, I guess I haven’t revealed anything at all, but I can say it is going to be a fabulous party and once again I will be holding my annual Party Pash-Off 2004 competition. So if you see me, please enter that competition. If you come first place, I guarantee that you will cum. Happy Mardi Gras from Maxi.


The talk of the town at Shop Yourself Stupid had to have been what Portia was wearing. Go, girl! Haven’t I been saying big and baggy is the way to go? You may look like a bean bag, but god damn, it is comfortable, isn’t it?

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