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Day 49: The main drag in town

Posted by Adam Sell  August 18, 2008 11:19 PM

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boston60_logo.jpgI'm Adam Sell and I have two months left before I leave Boston. My challenge? Do something in the city every day. Have ideas for my adventure? Send me an email.

So, there are some quotas I decided I needed to fill for this project. I think I've more than satisfied the quota for museums, my quota for restaurants, and my quota for excuses to have a beer. But there was one I hadn't quite satisfied: my quota for witnessing cross-dressing. Rocky Horror wasn't enough. I needed to get out there and find me some drag queens!

Luckily, a friend of mine knew just where I should look — Jacque's. He told me Monday nights are a great night to go, cause we'd see Becca D'Bus hosting. I have to say, Becca did not disappoint.

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Sadly, the only picture I had of Becca had her facing the wrong direction. So instead of posting a picture of a vibrant green wig floating atop a brilliantly mismatched ensemble (that I'm told Becca sewed herself), I'm going with this better shot of the Jacque's drag stage. Tonight's show featured three queens alternating their performances with a couple of plain-clothes folks doing spoken-word and acoustic music that fit the theme.

Oh, and the bachelorette party. How could I forget the bachelorette party? A group of about ten girls sat very near the stage and got lots of attention from the queens. Becca and Katya (our Iron Curtain drag queen of the evening) frequently visited the corner that the bride-to-be and her friends staked out and then chose a lap or two to sit in. And gyrate in. And collect tips in. Although the crowd was smaller than I expected, I don't think Becca, Katya, and Lotus Blossom suffered for lack of people pushing dollar bills into their false bosoms.

Wow, I just used the word "bosom" during this project. I'm not sure how I feel about it now that I have. But I do know I've seen sufficient cross-dressing for this summer.

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