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Don't be a drag, be a Queen

Even it takes me awhile a promise is a promise and I did promise to do a post on how AWESOME drag shows are; in light of my 4th drag show attendance (plus the April Fools Day drag baby shower) this year I figure now is as a good of a time as any.

Now, to my knowledge there are 3 places in Memphis where on a regular basis one can catch a drag show: Crossroads, Dru's Place and Club Spectrum. Jack Magoo's on Broad is also hosting the RuPaul Queens when they come to town, there is a whole series of appearances through October this year, so you have plenty of time to check it out. I have yet to go to Club Spectrum or Jack Magoo's, I'm sure Jack Magoo's will make it onto my agenda eventually.  So obviously, the performers are men dressed as women, but I promise you there are some thing will make you do a double take to check your facts on that. The songs are sassy, these girls know how to bust a move, and the costumes crazy, what's not for a girl to love? I went to one where there was a bachelorette party in attendance, but at my first show my girl R and I were the only straight people in there - and we had a blast. Apparently I put out a very straight vibe, because I have never had a lady come talk to me, no lies, I was a little disappointed in this - I'm not terrible looking and I am fun, I think I would be a pretty good catch to some lady out there if I was into that. To be fair, except for the 1st time the other shows I have attended have been with a straight guy (brave guy, I know. It's a sad statement for my date planning abilities when going to a drag show was an improvement in the evening for this poor young man) but still, a little acknowledgement from the ladies would be nice. I totally got hit on in DC last summer by a young woman and we were most definitely NOT in a gay bar; but I digress.

So, if you are wanting to go to a drag show here are a few things you need to do to prepare:

1. Call me, chances are I’ll be game : )

2. Dress to impress, sorority girls have NOTHING on queens when it comes to judging the poorly attired. Remember- flats are for quitters

3. Bring lots of small bills, unless you want to be a total baller and throw out $20s like candy. It’s customary to tip the performers to show you like what they are doing. I tend to give $1 per song to each performer, except for my friends who I try to give a $5 at least one, if I can remember

4. Be prepared to drink beer, or chick beer (hello Smirnoff my old college friend) or bring your own in a brown bag with liquor

5. Take a nap in the afternoon, unless you can still handle not getting home until 2am – I can’t

6. Know that you have to be ok with dudes in matching rainbow shirts kissing in the corner- the kissing I was down with, the matching shirts were too much

7. Take anything valuable out of your car, these clubs aren’t in the best neighborhood and you do have to park on the street

8. Apparently rest rooms go by how you are dressed, not your anatomy, so just be prepared for this and make sure you check the seat .

9. HAVE FUN! . . . and tell Anita Cocktail, Pat McCooter and Gina Lola Jupiter I sent you  ; )


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