Thursday, March 1, 2018

Drag365: Show #50- Drag Race Viewing Party at The West End

Haireola Grande, Didi Cumswell, Vanna Deux, Celah Doore // photo by Michael Block
Day: Thursday, February 22nd            

Show: Drag Race Viewing Party  

Location: The West End

Queens Seen: Vanna Deux (@vannadeux), Celah Doore (@celahdoorenyc), Didi Cumswell (@didicumswell), Haireola Grande (@haireloagrande)

There was an episode of Drag Race but really what most people truly cared about was the long-awaited Season 10 cast RuVeal! What better way to celebrate both than a drag show! Hostess Vanna Deux welcomed a trio of sisters to her viewing party on this iconic night. Vanna began the show with a tribute to the dearly departed television program “Smash” with “Let’s Be Bad.” She was followed by the hottie with the teeny body Didi Cumswell who did her “Hot Stuff” mix, which featured her eating various hot peppers live on stage. Haireola Grande did an homage to two of my favorite things, Disney and Love, with “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” from “Hercules.” Celah Doore, who is competeting in the Ultimate Drag Pageant, excited the crowd by doing “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” However she chose the wrong version. Picking the “Glee” and Lea Michele version can get a crowd to turn on you. By the end of the night, the crowd clamored for a finale, in which Vanna, Didi, and Haireola provided with “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line.
Showtunes were a-plenty here at the West End. Each week, Vanna brings a group of queens that have something unique to offer the crowd. No two shows will ever be the same. And that can be very important in the world of drag nowadays.