Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What's Happening Wednesday: MU Drag Show

Hey, Mountie Nation!

So, last Friday night (that's a Katy Perry song, isn't it?) I attended the MU Drag Show, hosted by GLO (Gay and Lesbian Organization/Alliance). This wasn't my first time attending the MU Drag Show, so I (more or less) knew what to expect. What I remembered from last year was how the drag show was highly entertaining because of how real and raunchy the performers are. The performers don't hold back... at all, so be prepared. If you're easily offended by profanity, then maybe this show isn't for you. However, if you can take a little profanity, which most college students can, then I highly recommend you attend the next one!

(Photo credit: Adam Wood)

I wasn't sure if I should format this post as a review or a recap, so I decided to kind of mix them together and see what happens! In the beginning of the show, Tequila Daniels walked/strutted/danced out into the crowd to get us hyped up. Tequila plays (what I would assume) host, and does a fantastic job at it. She's probably the raunchiest of all of the performers, especially when she gets the crowd involved in her act. Let me just say that there was whipped cream involved on Friday... you can do what you will with that image in your head.

One of my favorite parts of the Drag Show is watching my fellow Mounties dress up in drag and put on performances for us. It's something that is so interesting to experience because even though they're still themselves, they seem completely different! With all of the makeup, outfit choices, and dance routines, you would never expect these performers to be the students that you surround yourself with daily. The transformation is almost magical.

My absolute favorite part of the MU Drag Shows, though, is the sense of community. Whether you're gay, bisexual, straight, transgender, etc., it doesn't matter. At the Drag Show, hell... at Mansfield in general, you're all just Mounties having a good time and living the good life. 

Till next time, my Mounties!

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