Drag'd through the Ages was last night at the Wood Center Ballroom, and it was hilarious. Seeing the completely silly and outrageous was fun, and the costumes were over the top, a few of them just fabulous. It was a fundraiser for the Interior AIDS Association. World AIDS day was on Monday, December 1, and was the 20th anniversary of IAA's founding. It felt good to have such a good time at such a silly event for such a good--and damn serious--cause.
I got a lot of great photos of the backs of people's heads, among them Craig Buchanan's pony tail, but most of my photos didn't come out very well because it was a bit too dark and the photos were way too grainy. The camera seemed to give up after a certain point, so though I thought I got pictures of every number, only about half of them actually took, and of course those were bad. (If you've got any good high-resolution shots of the show, I can use copies for the Republic if you can get them to me by Monday.)
Hans helped the troupe by working on the props, making a dragon ship, and--ta daaaah!--participating in one of the skits as a lip-synching viking.
There was one actual drag queen in the event, Dixie Normus, and pretty much everybody else, male and female, gay and straight, were cross-dressers. The Burlesque Show troupe formed most of the cast. Raz Finnel was the producer and Hannah Hill was the stage manager.
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