Saturday, February 24, 2018

Drag365: Show #44- Drag Race Viewing Party at The West End

Bambi, Vanna Deux, Anthony Paparelli // photo by Michael Block
Day: Thursday, February 15th         

Show: Drag Race Viewing Party 

Location: The West End

Queens Seen: Vanna Deux (@vannadeux), Bambi (@imstillcute), Catrina Lovelace (@catrinalovelace)

It was time for the Snatch Game! And boy was it a lackluster episode. But what wasn’t bad was the performances that host Vanna Deux and her special guests Bambi, Catrina Lovelace, and Anthony Paparelli gave. Vanna began the night with a little nostalgia in the form of a song from the “Josie and the Pussycats” movie. She then secured the song “Breaking Down” from the musicals Falsettos as a signature number for herself. Catrina is no stranger to dancing the house down boots and she did just that. Breaking down Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry,” Catrina made the tiny runway of the front bar her dance floor. Bambi brought a new attitude with her take on Beyonce’s “Grown Woman.” Anthony Paparelli provided the crowd little attire and followed suite with dancing the night away with music that included the brilliant Adam Lambert and a telephone mix. Vanna is a theater queen and wants the audience to walk away with a finale each week. At this show, Vanna paid homage to her idol Barbra Streisand and utilized Bambi’s uncanny Donna Summer look for an epic rendition of “Enough is Enough” featuring amazing door-ography.
The West End is always an intimate evening to come together for the Olympics of drag. Whether you’re there for the queens of the night or the queens on the screen, the celebration of drag is nothing short of joyous.