55 Days Until 2010

2009 is almost over and on to a new year. So hard to believe that this year is almost over. Currently I am working on our big plans for New Year’s Eve and making Gypsy’s last night, very special.

This weekend I will make a drag show pilgrimage to see other shows and to keep on top of what’s making this industry move. Kevin, one of the cast members and I will depart Saturday and head up to Portland. In Portland, there is a show place called Darcelle XV. This show place has been in business for 43 years. I wrote about this last year when Kevin and I visited this establishment. The most interesting part of this place is the history. So many acts forget about who came before them. When you walk into Darcelle XV you are immediately engulfed by tall walls of framed pictures of acts that have worked there. Every wall space is covered by a past performer. Such an amazing moment to see such drag history right before you. Such a great place to see if you’ve never been there before. On Sunday morning, Kevin and I will leave Portland and travel about 200 miles south to Canyonville, Oregon to the Seven Feathers Casino. At this casino, there is a drag show running with several performers that I have worked with before, Lawanda, Alex and Coti. Greg Thompson is producing this show, and looking forward to visiting with them and seeing this show on Sunday. I enjoy seeing other shows for inspiration and just to know what others are doing. It’s great research. I will write about the trip and post pictures soon.

Darcelle XV 2008 visit before Carnival Cabaret opened

Darcelle XV 2008 visit before Carnival Cabaret opened

November 5th, 2009 | Category: Icons Lookalikes and Impersonators, Oregon, Portland

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