So Mardi Gras has come and gone… after 16 times marching in the parade, I made the decision, after well-made plans backfired on me (and being the lazy old Queen I am) to finally front up to the parade and party as… you guessed it – a boy!
I decided for the third time in 25 years of being a drag queen that enough was enough. Was I scared? You bet. But boy was I mistaken. I have mixed feelings about Mardi Gras as I didn't see much of the parade because I avoided the rain lol .. Then off to the party I went. The Veronica's were pretty good but the rest of the entertainment was a little average and what happened to the two girls that was supposed to perform ?? I ended up leaving at 4am and was in bed by 6,that's an early night! Maybe it's a case of me just being a little bit old and my legs started to kill me and let's not talk about Lola and Danger's feet so glad i did not walk in the parade. I actually enjoyed myself a little bit more just as a boy. Over 10,000 performers took part in the parade to help celebrate 39 years of Mardi Gras…the best night ever at a MG party... I hope you all had a blast too!
This month I celebrate 25 years of doing drag, meaning I'm “technically” 50 years young! OMG it's my birthday - the big five 0 in March = ''YUCK"… That means i will reduce my responsibilities and push it onto my drag daughters and other high-profile queens in the community.
Oh how time flies! In this time I've seen so many venues come and go, we've lost many in Western Sydney as well as the City. Even knowing what goes into a social night – I couldn’t imagine running a full time venue – but many have tried and I congratulate them. Our increasing patronage at the HEAVEN SOCIAL DANCE in Western Sydney means we made the right decision to move to a new club with the first dance in February being a huge success. I am really looking forward to the second dance on the 1st April at Mounties Bowling Club Fairfield from 6:30pm - 12:30 , Entry $10 , Shows 9:30 & 10:30 With PopUp Drag Upsize Hosted By LayDee KinMee , If you want to take part in our pop-up drag – please register with LayDee, before April So you can be in the run for cash prizes (Valued $200). For more information go to our website (Click on What's On) www.heavensocialdance.com
Newsflash !! V-Bar at the Coolibah Hotel, Merrylands. Brought to by Victoria A Bitch '' CANCELLED '' after its very first dance on 20 January. The announcement was made two days before the second dance in February by co-ordinator Victoria A Bitch as post: (Due to very little interest in v bar a verdict has been made and will be closing its doors in February . It was one of the hardest things to do. But firstly i must find myself again and i am shattered and in tears whilst i write this) ... It's very sad to hear that you've given up after only one dance, but I hope you find yourself ok gorgeous. When we first started Heaven Social Dance for the first year we were only getting 60 people and you need to get performers which will do it for a few dances for nothing and then pay them when you get busier but I totally understand where you're coming from there is a lot of stress involved and a lot of costs going to running an event like this we are so lucky that we have the support of our venue that do not charge us room Hire, we only have the cost of Dj & a small entertainment budget. Maybe someone else might step up and take over running it because I really believe two nights in Western Sydney would work.. but in saying that I Want to wish you all the best in the future with whatever you choose to do that makes you happy :Bx
In other exciting news, free events & entertainment in Western Sydney include:
TURBO TRIVIA - you ain't never seen trivia quite like this. Trivia nights hosted by fabulous Drag Queens AND it's Free to play. The various venues have excellent kitchens, so brings your mates and family for a fun night out.
Tuesdays - Parramatta RSL 7pm With Portia Turbo (Millennia Alcox covering in March). Tuesdays - Penrith Hotel, 7pm With LayDee KinMee . Wednesdays - Mounties Triglav Club (in St John’s Park) 6:30pm With LayDee KinMee.
Thursdays - Kings Park Tavern (Blacktown area). 7pm With Portia Turbo (LayDee KinMee covering in March)
Sundays - Austral Bowling Club (Liverpool Area) 6pm With Portia Turbo (Millennia Alcoz covering in March).
Fridays (last of every month only) Campbelltown RSL 7pm with LayDee KinMee
ALSO starting on the second Friday of every month (THIS WEEK) at Campbelltown RSL 0n the 10MAR & 14APR is Naughty Numbers – “BINGO with twist” from 7pm With LayDee KinMee. This is also FREE to play, and she’ll be giving away various prizes as well as $150 in club vouchers.
SHOWTIME at The Richards On The Park , Canley Vale is still on the third Saturday of every month From 9pm-1am ( 18MAR & 15 APR) with (drag) shows at 10 , 11 & 12 (or DragTime ) it's A Free night also, but I hear numbers have dropped significantly gorgeous, so this could be another night that gets the chop! Oh well, what goes around comes around, KARMA is a bitch.
Stay gorgeous! luv
Buttercup xxx www.beverlybuttercup.com