Best London Drag Clubs – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , August 29th, 2019

Best London Drag Clubs - The Nomadic Boys

What makes a good drag club, you ask?

Well, we feel that if you leave a drag show feeling confident, self-assured, and completely in love with yourself…then we’re sorry, but the drag queens did NOT do their job.

“At a good drag show, you are going to be insulted. You are going to be offended. You are going to question your self-worth – and you’re going to lap it all up.”

In all seriousness, drag shows are a lot of fun – and we’ve rarely come across a bad drag act, due to the fact that you can’t define drag as just one thing. There are so many different kinds of drag acts, such as drag queens, drag kings, bioqueens, genderf**k drag acts, and celebrity impersonators! There are fishy queens, butch queens, glamour queens, fashion queens, campy queens, and honey, that barely scratches the surface!

London is bursting with drag talent – and we’ve had the good fortune of seeing a lot of it. There is such a diverse and cultured drag scene, so if you see one drag show that wasn’t your cup of tea, then sweetie, try a different pot because there is something out there that is right for you.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best drag bars/shows in the city, and we hope it will give you the inspiration to go out and see a show!

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Vienna in Mascara and Heels

Author: , October 31st, 2016

Vienna

Think mascara is only good as make-up? Think again! The Viennese drag queen and burlesque performer, Tamara Mascara, is here to give her top tips about having a great time in Vienna.

A full-on shopping trip on Mariahilfer Strasse is an absolute must for a perfect day in the city on the Danube. “The Phil on Gumpendorferstrasse is a great place for a break: Bookstore, cafe and bar in one. Students and hipsters love it.

The Felixx just around the corner is a cozy place to round off your shopping spree …”

After dropping off the shopping bags at Tamara’s apartment and getting all dolled up, it’s time to start the evening out with dinner at the revolving Danube Tower Restaurant – fantastic 360* panorama included! “I can warmly recommend Cafe Berg for dinner – it’s totally gay friendly.

Full Story at Pink News

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Austin, Texas: The World’s Next Drag Capital?

Author: , April 15th, 2016

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas might be best known for being the home of the annual South by Southwest festival, but a new artistic sub-culture is slowly taking over.

In the spirit of “Keep Austin Weird,” the city is becoming a global leader in drag entertainment. From false lashes to sequin gowns, drag queens and kings can be found in venues across the city, and once a year the city hosts hundreds of drag performers for a three-day festival known as Austin International Drag Festival. Performers and fans travel from around the world to celebrate the art of drag and to meet a variety of entertainers.

The Austin International Drag Festival is just one many ways the city’s drag scene is becoming internationally recognized.

Full Story at Queerty

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Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson Pays Off Bet – In Drag

Author: , May 13th, 2013

Richard Branson in DragAs we mentioned here before,Virgin Atlantic head Richard Branson lost a bet with AirAsia head Tony Fernandes. Here’s the delightfully finny result, as Towleroad.com reports:

Branson lost a Formula One racing bet with AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes in 2010 and paid it off by serving as a flight attendant. Branson dumped a tray of orange juice deliberately on Fernandes’ lap during the flight, the AP reports: “I wanted to kill him actually” for spilling the juice, the Malaysian told reporters. “He looked at me, I said, `don’t you dare,’ and the next thing I know, he tipped the whole tray on me,” Fernandes added. “He and the girls mopped it up, but I was walking around the flight in my underwear for a while because I didn’t bring another pair of trousers.”

Enjoy!

Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson to Fly Asian Flight in Drag As a Flight Attendant

Author: , April 13th, 2013

Richard Branson in Drag for Air AsiaApparently, Sir Richard Branson lost a bet to fellow airline CEO Tony Fernandes from Air Asia Group. The upshot? Branson in drag. Passport Magazine reports:

The bet was that if Branson’s Formula One team ranked lower than Fernandes’, then Branson would work an Air Asia flight as an Air Asia stewardess, which means he’d have to comply by all the rules that Air Asia flight attendants have to. “…He has to comply with our grooming standards and that includes shaving his legs, donning high heels, putting on some makeup and slipping into the AirAsia’s famous red uniform,” Fernandes said.

Branson has finally set the date – May 12th – for a flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur. And you can still get tickets for just $420!

Hands down my favorite story of the day. 🙂

Out in Atlantic City – Campiest Event of the Year

Author: , January 18th, 2012

Out in Atlantic CityMiss America ain’t got nothing on these ladies. In four short days, 14 contestants from Kentucky to NYC will take to the boardwalk to strut their stuff in the annual Miss’d America Pageant, all part of Atlantic City’s Out in the AC weekend, January 21-22nd, sponsored by Caesers Entertainment Group.

Will it be Bootsie Lefaris or Tasha Salad? Chantel Rashae or Shi-Queeta-Lee? Or local favorite Jason Cozmo to take the crown from 2011’s winner the divine Kitty Hiccups (pictured above)? Think sequins. Think big hair. Think TALENT. Think a dragged up spoof and loving tribute, all a riot and awash in cocktails — and all for charity.

“With the success of last year’s pageant raising more than $30,000 for charity we are extremely excited to bring Miss’d America back with lavish sets, incredible production numbers featuring the lovely and talented Erika Schiff, along with the Miss’d America dancers, and even more contestants,” said Richard Helfant, president of the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, organizers of the event.

Full Story from the Out Traveler

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FL: Ybor City Becoming a Drag Competition Hot Spot

Author: , March 26th, 2011

Ybor City DragHundreds of people in designer jeans, evening gowns and suits will head to Ybor City’s Honey Pot on Sunday to watch the region’s up-and-coming drag queens compete for a crown.

Some will arrive in limousines and sit at linen-covered tables behind velvet ropes. Six-and-a-half-foot queens will strut the red carpet to clicking cameras.
Pageant promoter Bob Taylor promises an “euphoric” night.

The scene has become increasingly common at the Honey Pot, a nightclub along the Seventh Avenue strip. More than three years after opening as a Las Vegas-style burlesque bar, the club has evolved into a hot spot for major drag queen pageants.

“We are very quickly becoming regarded around the nation as a home for the best drag talent in the country,” said D. Stephen Moss, a Honey Pot co-owner who also owns G.Bar and the Ybor City Social Club.

Full Story from TampaBay.com

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Sweden: Lawmaker With Drag Persona's Travel Junket Questioned

Author: , February 11th, 2010

In Parliament he’s Fredrick Federley, a serious and respected representative of the small Center Party. But a few times a year he becomes Ursula, a “grandiose diva” with curved eyelashes, pouting lips and skimpy dresses. In tolerant Sweden, the 32-year-old politician’s cross-dressing habit only became an issue this week, when critics questioned who accepted an alleged junket to the sun-soaked Canary Islands: Fredrik the lawmaker or Ursula the drag queen?

Federley makes no secret of his penchant for dressing in high heels, colorful wigs and heavy makeup. It has not been an issue in his party or in Parliament, and Federley says it doesn’t affect voters’ confidence in him as a politician. “The Swedish people are wise enough to see that they are two totally different things: When you’re on official duty or when you’re at a party as a hired entertainer,” he told The Associated Press on Thursday.

But Sweden’s biggest newspaper this week questioned whether the two personalities got mixed up when he moonlighted last month as a travel writer for hanky.se, a Web site catering to Sweden’s gay community.

Full Story from ABC News
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