Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's a Magical Place

One of the ladies in our local trans group (Julie) knows one of the regular performers in a local drag show.  She invited our group to join her at a recent show; she attends regularly, both in drab with her wife, and dressed (solo).

Julie wanted us to all meet around 730.  I left early so I could take my time finding a place to park
see anything different?
(parking in DC is not always easy) and so I could screw up EVERY ONE OF THE THREE ROUNDABOUTS I HAD TO GO THROUGH.  If I decided to stay on the outside lane, it exited the circle too early.  If I determined the inside would be better, it was blocked from where I wanted to exit.

We beat Julie anyway, and there were two other girls there when we arrived.  If memory serves, it was Linda and Erica, both looking lovely.

I was worried about what to wear.  I knew I could be as outrageous as I wanted to be; I was in a safe place but I did have to walk from the car to both the restaurant and the apartment so I went for what I considered "dressy" but not "clubby."  I've worn this dress before but it's been a while.  I wore it when I drove to Richmond in 2011 and to my therapist's office in 2012.  I'm still sticking to my safe heels (that toe is not where I want it to be yet) so I wore black hose to go with the black and white dress.  I did wear my hip/butt pads; the dress looked better that way.

I'll tell myself I didn't want to upstage the performers until I believe it. :)

The performers came by before the show and did a little private preview for each table ~ kind of like a warmup for the studio audience before the show starts.  Most asked us our names and introduced themselves.  None of the (almost all male) dining crowd cared or stared.  Even the queens just treated us as any other table, which I found interesting.  You'd think they'd consider us sort of kindred spirits, although for the most part we were a straight table. I'm guessing most if not all of the performers were gay.

Let's see....  There were seven of us.  As far as I could tell, we were the only non-performing transpeople there.  Christine (sans Pamela), our hostess for the soirees, was present (and she left before I got to say goodbye!).  Wearing a strapless dress was Julie.  Of course Julie was there!  It was her party. :)  And I have to mention Athena ~ this was her first time out!  I bet it won't be her last.  She seemed so comfortable and natural as a girl.  And, of course, Charity was there, which meant I could have tee martoonis. 


  1. I am glad that a good time was had by all. When I can get out I do look for 'safe' places and a drag show while dressed is on my bucket list.
    I do surmise that there were at least a few non-dressed T people in what appeared to be a mostly male crowd.

  2. That dress looks really good on you!



  3. Love the new eyewear! So cool.. ya just gotta wear....

  4. A spectacular look. Did the DC roundabouts drive you to tee martoonies?


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