Kings of Drag.

My girlfriend and I are part of a drag troupe called Lumberdrag. Our last show of this year is on Saturday, so this week is going to be extremely hectic trying to get everything together, learn last minute lyrics, and just practice. Ash has been doing drag since 2004 and my first show was in 2005, and we’ve basically been doing acts together since then. It’s tons of fun and it’s a deeply rooted passion for both of us – we’re hoping that we can find a GOOD troupe once we get to Austin. Otherwise, we’ll just make our own.

Ash and I

I say GOOD, because Lumberdrag is probably the second greatest Drag Troupe in the entire U.S., second only to All the King’s Men from Boston. It’s sad that a tiny ass drag troupe from a college with a student body of 700 is better than some of the well-known troupes from large cities. And it’s true – so many people have said it and looking up drag kings on YouTube just cements it as fact. Pathetic, yes, but that’s why we really want to find a GOOD troupe or just make our own.

Me

Anyway, the show is on Saturday and we’re putting last minute touches on the songs we’re doing and trying to get the dances done for the boi band. Oh yes, the Boi Band: P*A*H. The Boi Band has been the highlight of the show since it’s creation in 2003. Ash has been in the Boi Band since the second show, and I got asked to join the band for my third show and I’ve been in it ever since. Ash is the baby face/bad ass of the group, and I’m simply known as the Pretty Boi (I’m famous for my hair, you see). Interesting fact: the drag show is a huge factor in getting Ash and I together; we grew closer because of it. Thank you, Drag Show!

Boi Band

Anyway, I’m hoping I can get my blogging done in between practices, but we’ll have to see. It’s going to be busy busy. Draven (Ash) and Kid Taylor (Me) are going to rock this town!

Other than drag stuff, I got dragged to a baby shower today by my boss. “If I have to go, you have to go,” he said and pulled me into the room by my arm. It was okay though, and there was yummy food and good company. I like my co-workers. They’re a fun group.

Right, back to practice.

5 responses to “Kings of Drag.”

  1. Amanda says:

    Will we get to see video? It looks really cool!

  2. Mac says:

    Looks like you guys are having fun! Ash promised that I will get to see pictures. Good luck with practice. I love the suspenders too in the second picture.

  3. Nikki says:

    Actually, if you go on YouTube and search Northland Drag Show, you’ll get a very small selection of videos.

    Most of the videos are of Ash (she’s pretty popular), but I’m in one of them:

    Barbie Girl (Ash)
    Bad Touch (Ash)
    Be A Man (Me and Ash – I’m in the gray sweatshirt and she’s in the black t-shirt)
    Let’s Hear it for the Boy (Ash)

    Hopefully there will be more we can put up after this show.

  4. Leigh says:

    You guys do rock. I won’t be able to make it to your shows this year, but I heartily secnd the ‘we rock’ sentiment.

  5. Nikki says:

    Thanks Leigh. You’ll always be my favorite Stacey!

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