Well our first dance for the year at Mounties Bowling Club on 03 February was a huge success.
With over 110 people there on night it was an exceptional turnout for DRAG FACTOR.
Thank you to LayDee KinMee for hosting, and to the performers that entered drag factor:
A BIG thank you to our Special Gusts JUDGES : Portia Turbo , Melicious Damage & Me Beverly Buttercup
Thank you also to Ophelia Shaft (DJ) Rob from EGOmedia - Au (Photos and Backdrop) George (Videos)
Thank you to everyone who came and made it a fantastic night. We look forward to seeing everyone again on 7st April for the Grand Final of Drag Factor with 6 finalists who will be take home a share of $1200 ?? . Thank you all and we love you.
PS Any feedback is appreciated ( just search of us on facebook) Again thank you to all the patrons and bar staff. It was great to see so many people. www.heavensocialdance.com
(Photo: Ego Media)
The fabulously which is Fair Day Sunday 18th February , started as soon as we exited the car and were approached by a young man who offered us a "service" in the laneway in glebe a couple years ago .. considering it was the second time in 19 years that I have attended Fair Day as a boy and I still nearly got lucky, he made me feel like a dirty old man so we ran off to Park to join in the festivities... and this year fair day will RETURN to Victoria Park, City Rd Camperdown From 10am-8pm, just one of thousands the people sitting on a blanket in front of the main stage. It's a sign that I really am a nobody, nobody will recognised me or will they after being plastered all over the Liverpool & Fairfield Champion (the local paper) last year in and out of DRAG !! OMG !!
When Fair Day is over you know the Parade is soon to follow on 03 March . After walking and working the parade for 17 years, this year be any different lol As last year I watched the parade and enjoyed it so much now I'm getting older, it seems the route gets longer... despite offers to be part of a float, this will be the third year in a row that I will be watching the parade from VIP Area and dashing off to the party with my partner in crime to see CHER and some of the legends of drag .. my peers :) I just had too much fun last year at the Party out of drag so this year will be half boy half drag lol . I'd like to see more floats and social groups from the West be involved this year for the 40 anniversary for Mardi Gras, it seems everyone splits into other groups at Mardi Gras time when it should be a time that we unite? www.mardigras.org.au
Queer Radio Sydney 89.3fm .. Celebrates one year on AIR on 16 January 2018, A Gay Music Program Supporting L.G.B.T.Q Community Artists / Dj's / Music + A lot of fun along the way... and many things have changed with the program due to come to end in march for many different contributing factors with only a few presenters left. The Fabulous Nikki Facchin, Jeremy Smith & Fifi Fo’Fum! Continue to tune in each Monday though to find out about new and exciting programming coming up!
In other EXCITING NEWS = ME (Beverly Buttercup) will be back on Air on Sunday 1st April NO its not an April fools joke but a NEW Program - stay tuned for more details.
Which Western Sydney drag queen now feels the need to attack me/heaven just to promote something she's doing!! Last time I pay her for anything gorgeous.
In other gossip, which former Western Sydney drag superstar has been BANNED from all the Asian fabric shops?
Apparently, she was caught putting things in her bag while she was walking around the shop. Oh no!
Which Western Sydney Drag star might have bitten off more than she can chew by working up to 6 nights a week and is now sick? She is due to fly out the country at the of the month and then there is The Voice or should I say no voice at the moment! (Hope you get better asap!)
Until next time Gorgeous, BB www.beverlybuttercup.com
Have a Happy and safe Mardi Gras!
Bev is a DIVA award-winning contributor to Guidetogay.com - her monthly column highlights the best of the best of Western Sydney and the entertainment and Drag scene for our community.
She is producer and host of PRIDE Radio on 89.32GLF which you can listen to every sunday or on demand on the internet.
She also works with a great team of people to produce events out west for our community to celebrate and come together - so check out Heaven Social Dance or the radio show - whatever floats your boat! She is there for you.Website: www.beverlybuttercup.com/