Perestroika:The Best Drag Show in the World (NSFW)

Just a heads up that some of the content in the post is not safe for work.

It really should come as no surprise to my readership that I love drag queens and drag shows.  So I was thrilled to be in Boston for Perestroika: The Best Drag Show in the World, which happens the first Monday of the month at Jacques Cabaret.  I owe a huge thank you to Becca for reminding me about Perestroika and for getting us a table!  You went above and beyond and I love you for it.

I could go into a long discussion of drag shows in the US versus my experience of cabarets/ladyboy bars in Asia, but I’m on vacation. It was also my first night out without the baby in ages, so I’m just going to revel in how much fun it was.

This video will give you a peek into the experience.  NSFW at times.  The ladies are ridiculously talented.

Below are some stills I took throughout the night…

Jacob, Jim, myself and Kate before the show.

(My lovely friend Aimee made and lent the hat to me)

The show this month was Olympics Themed. Our hostess, Katya Zamolodchikova got us warmed up.  I especially loved her rant about the horrific gymnastics commentary on NBC.

Sapphira Cristàl performing “All Around the World”

Katya whipping her hair (and the crowd) into a frenzy while lip-syncing to a song in Russian.  THAT is talent.

Nicholle Pride sent her tassels into a blur.

Frieda Fries with Jim, while exhorting us to “Sexercise”

Nicholle Pride in a sweet serenade.  I don’t remember the song because I was too busy lusting after her corselet (WANT).

Sapphira got us clapping and praising Jesus.  I think that may have been the first time I’ve ever seen a gospel number at a drag show–and it worked (or as Becca would say WERQ’ed).

Becca not only got us a table, but she called Katya during the show to tell her we were there!  Katya came out and told everyone that Becca had just called her.  Becca, you should know that the mere MENTION of your name brought down the house.  Kayta presented me with a cupcake for coming all the way from Singapore.  (If only I could come every month–I don’t get nights like this in SG).  I was so touched!

I’m going to put an album of the rest of the photos on the Expat Bostonian facebook page.  Come and see!

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