Drag Pageant: Drag’d Out Beechworth

Hello Posse, November has been a HECTIC month, lastly I’ve obtained a while to take a seat down and write for you all. Weekend earlier than final I used to be invited to go carry out at a brand new Drag Pageant. Run by a good friend of mine since we had been teenagers, in fact I used to be on board. Set within the very picturesque Victorian nation city (state not historic interval) of Beechworth about 15 drag performers, King and Queens, got here from throughout Australia to be part of the extravaganza. We had been flown in, put into numerous resort/motels and given a timetable. Over 8,000 tickets had been offered for the 4 days/nights of occasions, plus there have been a great deal of native companies who’d sponsored that obtained a present of their venues.

I used to be put in a gaggle of three. All of us have been stalwarts of the drag scene for over 40 years. We three have executed TV and movie. Not lots of our period have executed a lot. We haven’t spent a lot time collectively this century however within the twentieth century we did lots of stuff collectively. It was unbelievably superb to be again working collectively and haunting the identical venues. Cindy Pastel of whom the lead character in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert was loosely based mostly. Vanessa Wagner, who had her personal membership nights and occasions, is certainly one of Australia’s main fundraisers and data disseminators of the HIV/AIDS disaster. Me, additionally a part of the Priscilla crew, raving reporter on MTV, radio, print, and many others and many others and many others. Between us practically 130 years of performing.

Drag Pageant: Drag’d Out Beechworth

The individuals, venues, exhibits and pleasure had been electrical. It was an exquisite 4 day/night time extravaganza. Sadly I solely took photographs on the Friday. It was a avenue social gathering. Afternoon was for households after which the children had been despatched house and it grew to become a full avenue disco. What an evening. This isn’t the whole set of King and Queens. Sorry. I used to be working, and having WAY an excessive amount of enjoyable to cease and take pix.

Drag'd Out Beechworth

Need to be a participant within the 2023 occasion? Right here’s the Drag’d Out Beechworth hyperlink so that you can sing up. This 12 months we had social gathering goers from throughout Australia. It will be so fab to have a global posse subsequent 12 months.

Drag Festival: Drag'd Out Beechworth

Drag Festival: Drag'd Out Beechworth

Drag Festival: Drag'd Out Beechworth

Lastly, that is my new buddy Brooke. She and her husband Russell had been accountable for getting us the place we would have liked to be always. The second she greeted me on the airport I felt such a robust connection. We had a ball. Drag’d Out Beechworth was such a enjoyable Drag Pageant. So Aussie, inclusive, ridiculous, fantastic and mad. Can’t await 2023.

Fragrance

After all you marvel what perfumes I took. Simply three.

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Armani Privé Cuir Amethyste: If Daim Blond and Bottega Veneta EdP had a lovechild it could odor like this. It’s the fragrance that folks seen and beloved over the 2 wears I gave it.

BDK Parfums Pas ce Noir: It is a drier, spicy, masculine tackle Baccarat Rouge 540 and I feel it’s closeness to Cloud signifies that it doesn’t odor fascinating sufficient to touch upon. As a result of it’s shut sisters are so OTT although and headache inducing for me it is a a lot much less highly effective and agonising scent. So, loving these perfumes however not with the ability to put on them I’ve fortunately discovered a substitute.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue Pour le Soir: So humorous. Within the metropolis APLS is a bit naughty and enjoyable. There’s a lot different odor it wars with for consideration. In a rustic city it’s so excessive. I stored getting outrageous whiffs and sniggering to myself. I’m grateful that I solely gave myself a single spritz. Any extra and I might need been run outta city.