I’m going to talk about something a little different than usual today. Partly because I’m too exhausted to work on the post I had planned. But, mostly because I can’t get this out of my head.
Last night, my husband and I went to one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen! RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons!If you haven’t watched RuPaul’s Drag Race- what are you doing!? It might be my favorite show on TV. It’s Top Chef, but for drag queens. Only instead of cooking, they sew clothes, put on skits, sing, lip sync, dance, make music videos, perform comedy, and walk the runway. It’s basically the best.
And, last night I got to see 8 of the most fabulous queens from the show performing live on stage! It was totally worth missing my bedtime last night, and the fact that my feet are still killing me from standing on cement for three hours in fancy shoes.
One of my favorite drag queens, Ginger Minj did an amazing lip sync to Adelle’s “Hello”, mashed up with every other “Hello” song you could think of. It was hilarious and glamorous- just like Ginger (a self-described “Glamor toad”).Her look (and her comedy) is in the style of Lucille Ball, and it totally killed last night! If I were to knit her something (see- this is still a knitting blog!), it would be something totally adorable, like this cropped 1950s-inspired cardigan. But I’d do it in something glittery and sparkly.
Ten of Hearts Cardigan by Subversive FemmeA queen I’ve always liked, but never really loved, Adore Delano totally slayed last night, too! Adore is a party kid with a totally punk rock attitude and an incredible singing voice, that I’d never really heard before (or at least I don’t remember it). She opened with an incredible version of Bohemian rhapsody, and went on to sing two more original songs that were actually pretty good!But the best part is that her drag is so punk rock, half the time she was on stage, she was just wearing old concert T-shirts, instead of some glittery gown or corseted rhinestone outfit. And amazingly, she totally pulled it off! If I were to knit her something to wear on stage, it would have to be something like this top.
Goth Girl by Alyce Benevides & Jaqueline Milles
On the other end of the glamor spectrum is the always flawless Violet Chachki, winner of Season 7. Always incredible, she wears the most beautiful vintage-inspired outfits, and just oozes glamor and power. She’s hard to look away from.She even brought her famous jump suit from the first runway of last season. I did not expect to see it last night, but I couldn’t have been more excited! I think I squealed. How amazing is this?!I don’t know if I could knit anything worthy of Violet’s wardrobe, but if I did it would have to be something like this dress, worked in shimmering crimson slik.
1940’s Inspired Gown by Cheryl Nelson
To summarize: Wow. If you are even a little interested in drag, keep a lookout for this tour, and get tickets before they sell out! It’s totally worth it!