Sunday, February 11, 2018

Drag365- Show #36: The Dusty Ray Bottoms Show at Hardware

Dusty Ray Bottoms // photo by Michael Block
Day: Wednesday, February 7th       

Show: The Dusty Ray Bottoms Show

Location: Hardware

Queens Seen: Dusty Ray Bottoms (@dustyray), Flower Tortilla (@theflowertortilla)

Flower Tortilla // photo by Michael Block
The day was a bit dreary with a winter mix, but that didn’t stop an intimate crowd from braving the slush for The Dusty Ray Bottoms Show at Hardware Bar. Looking like a Fosse girl, Dusty started the show off with the “Dusty” version of the Chicago classic “Roxie.” She even gave us more Broadway with her Black History Month tribute to Caroline or Change and Broadway adjacent with “I Got Love” as sung by Jennifer Hudson from the hit cult classic, “Smash.” She welcomed special guest Flower Tortilla to the stage where she killed it with a live sung “Killing Me Softly” and a lip sync to “Kill the Lights.” Despite some solid performances, the highlight of this evening was the education lesson Dusty offered. She told us about her excursion on Urban Dictionary and the discoveries of some ghastly sexual positions. Without visuals, we learned how to ruby slipper, soggy biscuit, and strawberry shortcake. Oh, and don’t forget about the donkey punch, a theme that would follow us into the next show.
Even with a laid back approach due to the quiet crowd, Dusty and Flower still gave a night of entertainment. Certainly check Dusty out before it’s too late!