Print Edition: April 9, 2014
Six contestants, a crowded room full of adoring fans, a hostess with the mostest, and fake breasts everywhere: this was the amusement that was UFV’s Drag Show.
Held on the evening of April 3, the drag show and competition was put on by the UFV Pride Network with the help of CIVL Radio and SUS. AfterMath was the venue of choice, its stage supplying the area for the competition to take place, even though the 100 guests that attended could barely fit inside.
What is this competition, you ask?
Six people decided to compete for the title of best drag persona with the aid of one charismatic hostess, Ryan Petersen. Contestants had three sets to gain favour with the judges.
The first set was a character introduction, an opening speech of sorts to engage the audience with their persona.
During the second set, a talent show, first competitor Pixie Trixie performed a comical song involving a minuscule dragon enlightening the world so people would stop starving, homophobes would stop being homophobes, and all of the homeless would have homes. However, the dragon proceeded to say that it would never be real; laughter ensued. Other participants lip-synced to famous songs, which were also hilarious, and another cooked.
The final set involved an improvised question and answer segment. The competitors had to try to respond in an appealing fashion to whatever question Petersen decided to throw at them.
During one of the between-set intermissions, Petersen entertained the crowd by performing a dance by swinging balls placed inside what appeared to be socks. The climax of the performance was when one of Petersen’s breasts popped out of his dress and rolled across the restaurant.
My image of the new SUS president will always be him trotting around after a fake breast in high heels.
The winners of the contest were announced soon afterwards. The winner of third place was Miss Shirley Child, second place was awarded to Pixie Trixie, and the grand prize winner was Madame Anita Tighthole, whose charismatic performance — full of vulgarity, comedy, and impressive dance moves for someone wearing heels as high as hers — won her the title.
After the awards were given out, some people lingered in the restaurant to take pictures, finish their drinks, and congratulate the winners.
If you missed UFV Drag Show and Competition 2014, be sure to come out for the next show in 2015 — with or without your high heels.