Dinner and a Drag Queen

On a recent trip to Florida, my college roommates and I decided to spend our last night in town at a restaurant that had a dinner show. But this was not an ordinary dinner show … our waitresses were drag queens and those same gals participated in the drag queen show. When we fully realized what we had got ourselves into, we were positively giddy.

Three RuPaul Rum Punches later, we were all in on the show. We were posing for pictures with the stars/waitresses and we had become fast friends. We learned that Amanda – who later sang Pink songs – took two hours to get ready. After this gig, she was going to another bar for another show – had to make it worth her while to get all gussied up.

We were obviously having such a good time – the emcee gave us a shout out … said “let’s hear it for the straight girls in the back.” More cheers and claps from us.

The beautiful ladies kept singing … there was Pink, Adele, J Lo, Madonna. We weren’t sure why they chose all the one named singers, but we went with it. The room was filled with such joy, but I couldn’t help but wonder what it took for these ladies to reach this point? How much sadness and confusion was in their past? Did their families accept them? Did their families see how much love and sweetness that they had to offer? My guess is that not all was well in their past, but we were so happy to a part of their present.

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6 Responses to Dinner and a Drag Queen

  1. Julie Crain says:

    Love that you worried about their past while you were having so much fun enjoying their present!

  2. Haddon Musings says:

    It is amazing to see a show with drag queens, isn’t it. I always think of Bird Cage. Your wondering about their lives made me think of it again. You show great sensitivity in your writing. Thanks.

  3. Oh, the things we do when young! What a great story. Thanks for sharing!

  4. aggiekesler says:

    Sounds like a blast! 😉

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    This is hilarious and I am sure it was so much fun…but I think it really needed pictures! 🙂

  6. tsudmeier says:

    I love that you didn’t know what the place was when you walked in- it makes it all the more fun!

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