On a lonely Thursday night I received a message from my lovely friend Nick. Spontaneously enough, he invited me not only to the RuPaul's Drag Race show, but also to a meet and greet! How could I say no?! I would never pass up an opportunity to see drag makeup in action. The meet and greet went perfectly; the queens fondled my hair as I fondled their wigs in between conversation. A photographer took our picture, then we hurried down to the stage. We were right up front for the entire performance. There was singing, lip syncing (duh!), dancing, stilt walking, comedy, celeb impersonations, and of course amazing costumes. Although the show was very extravagant, the crowd was my favorite. As soon as I walked into the Bourbon Theater I felt relieved of the judgment that seems to follow on the street. I have never been surrounded by so many people who where comfortable in their own skin. The LGBT community is the most moving congregation of this generation, there is absolutely no denying it. I was sure as hell touched. I don't understand how anyone could look at these drag queens and think they were made to be anyone other than the women they are today.
Bless your sparkly souls,
Pictures by Nick Combs