Drag Competition: Drag’d Out Beechworth

Hello Posse, November has been a HECTIC month, lastly I’ve acquired a while to sit down down and write for you all. Weekend earlier than final I used to be invited to go carry out at a brand new Drag Competition. Run by a good friend of mine since we have been teenagers, after all 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 have been flown in, put into numerous resort/motels and given a timetable. Over 8,000 tickets have been bought for the 4 days/nights of occasions, plus there have been a great deal of native companies who’d sponsored that acquired a present of their venues.

I used to be put in a bunch of three. All of us have been stalwarts of the drag scene for over 40 years. We three have carried out TV and movie. Not a lot of our period have carried out 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 wonderful 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 primarily based. Vanessa Wagner, who had her personal membership nights and occasions, is considered one of Australia’s main fundraisers and knowledge 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 almost 130 years of performing.

Drag Competition: Drag’d Out Beechworth

The individuals, venues, reveals and pleasure have been electrical. It was a beautiful 4 day/night time extravaganza. Sadly I solely took pictures on the Friday. It was a avenue get together. Afternoon was for households after which the children have been despatched dwelling and it turned 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

Wish to be a participant within the 2023 occasion? Right here’s the Drag’d Out Beechworth hyperlink so that you can sing up. This yr we had get together goers from throughout Australia. It might be so fab to have a global posse subsequent yr.

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 have been in control of getting us the place we wanted 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 Competition. So Aussie, inclusive, ridiculous, great and mad. Can’t watch for 2023.


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 scent like this. It’s the fragrance that individuals seen and liked over the 2 wears I gave it.

BDK Parfums Pas ce Noir: It is a drier, spicy, masculine tackle Baccarat Rouge 540 and I believe it’s closeness to Cloud signifies that it doesn’t scent attention-grabbing sufficient to touch upon. As a result of it’s shut sisters are so OTT although and headache inducing for me this can be 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 scent 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 may need been run outta city.