Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Drag365: Show #49- Turn Back Time at ICON

Misty Mountains // photo by Michael Block
Day: Tuesday, February 20th           

Show: Turn Back Time 

Location: Icon

Queens Seen: Misty Mountains (@mistymountainsnyc), Whendy Whaxwood (@whendywhaxwood)

Whendy Whaxwood // photo by Michael Block
The 70s were in high gear at Turn Back Time. Hosted by Misty Mountains with special guest Whendy Whaxwood, it was all 70s inspired numbers from the duo with a little trivia and guess the tune thrown in. After starting the night off with a high energy rendition of “Knock On Wood,” the disco era played a big part in the set list, though a little Fleetwood Mac was thrown in to balance everything out. Misty proved she was “The Boss” when she took on Diana Ross. Whendy leaned into the world of 70s inspired showtunes with “I Gotcha” as not performed by Liza Minelli and “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line. The crowd may have been a little subdued but it didn’t stop Misty and Whendy from having a good time. When it did come to the game, this crowd was perhaps not the smartest and failed pretty miserably. As Misty herself said, “I’m the problem, usually I’m the solution.”
Turn Back Time is a fun way to celebrate a moment in our history. Incorporating a theme ensures that each show you attend will be unique and different, and sometimes in the world of drag, that can be rare. But know that if you don’t have cash on hand to tip Misty or Whendy in the future, they willingly will accept fries and Nutella.