Friday, February 9, 2018

Drag365: Show #34- So You Want an Invasion at Stonewall Inn

Terra Hyman // photo by Michael Block
Day: Sunday, February 4th     

Show: So You Want an Invasion

Location: Stonewall Inn 

Queens Seen: Terra Hyman (@terrahyman), Fifi DuBois (@fifiduboisdq), Angel Elektra (@_angel_elektra_), Foolisha (@thefoolisha), Nicole Onoscopi (@nicoleonoscopi), Precious Envy (@theenvyofprecious), Rhoda Rollins Stone (@rhodarstone), Shay D’Pines (@shay_d_pines), Violet Tendency (@violet_tendencynyc), Vitanai (@vitanithegoddess)

Rhoda Rollins Stone // photo by Michael Block
It’s a great honor to perform at the historic Stonewall Inn. Not everyone gets that shot but once a month on a Sunday night, queens get the chance to win their own Stonewall Invasion. Hosted by everyone’s favorite whackadoodle Terra Hyman, So You Want an Invasion celebrated their fourth edition. On this night, eight queens vied for the title of Invasion winner and $100 cash. The night began with Nicole Onoscopi doing a hilarious parody of “Grow for Me” from Little Shop of Horrors. Following her was Violet Tendency riding high on the Stevie Nicks train with a little witchy mix. Rhoda Rollins Stone, the eventual champion of the evening, did a mix showcasing why she’s amazing. Foolisha’s “messy” mix was filled with so much life and confetti, all of which was blown on me. Precious Envy went rock with an Evanescence lip sync. Angel Elektra danced the house down with Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand.” With so much life and energy, Vitani slayed Lady Gaga’s “Gypsy.” Finishing the night was Shay D’Pines doing a phone call inspired mix. If you didn’t think you got enough drag performances, Miss Stonewall FiFi DuBois made a fabulous cameo, even doing a duet with Terra at the end of the drag suicide.
Rhoda Rollins Stone will get her own Invasion soon as she defeated top three finishers Foolisha and Nicole Onoscopi. But the highlight of the night truly was when Terra Hyman tripped UP the stage, lost her wig and returned with a brand new one. It was something drag dreams are made of.