Last weekend I experienced something that I haven’t for a very long time.
It has onlookers gasping for breath and many of our ‘straight-acting’ community watching with horror.
I am talking about the drag pash.
I love a good drag pash. I’m huge on the snogging front anyway, but to mix it with a face full of makeup and a pretty frock and hair is a hoot.
I was introduced to the drag pash around 2000. I was at ARQ, it was a huge night and it seemed everyone was out — DIVA legends like Trudi Valentine, Moggadonna, Wyness Mongrel Bitch and Tess Tickle.
I was sitting on the lounge collecting my thoughts when Chelsea Bun (queen of House of Priscilla) tottered over to sit next to me, no makeup left on her face from her nose down.
“Maxine, don’t look at my makeup. I’ve been pashing a boy,” she quickly filled me in.
Almost instantly this gorgeous shirtless man came over and proceeded to continue snogging her right next to me. Chelsea’s legs and handbag flying everywhere, it really was the funniest thing I have ever seen.
That was the last I saw of the drag pash.
Fast forward to 2005 working with Penny Tration. It was a normal Saturday night and we were both boozy and looking for trouble. Penny decided to introduce the pash marathon, where you had to see how many boys you could randomly snog in the room. Being three feet taller than me, she had an advantage, as many were too scared to say no.
Penny started to work her magic. “Care for a little pashy-pash, sir,” she would whisper to an unsuspecting gentleman.
Nine times out of 10, you would see her latched on to him, only coming up for air once she completed her task.
We left each venue with lipstick and glitter everywhere. Being surrounded by such pashing professionals, how could I not be a huge fan of the drag pash?
If you want to walk on the wild side, most of us showgirls are up for the pash. Our lipstick will be fine, it won’t ruin it for us, though you may be wearing a little once we finish. Make the world a little more glittery, snog a drag queen, bring on ‘Kiss a stranger’ day.
But as the young man found out on Saturday night, it’s OK to snog me, but with that many cameras in the audience, our kiss will be on Facebook before you leave the venue.