Each year I try and get everyone in the “House of Brooks” together for a photo and a Christmas party is a perfect excuse to do so. We take a lot pictures because we are so rarely all in the same room. I started the annual party in 2005 and I want to go back to the first one and share each year with you. I hope your Holidays are spent with the ones you love. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. Check out the Years Below:
I have done many interviews over the years. The very first cover-story interview I did was for Creative Loafing and came out March 19,2002. It was strange how it happened. A friend of mine had a friend, who had a friend, who was writing a story for Creative Loafing. It was going to be about Drag in Atlanta and how you can find a show almost every night of the week. We set up a meeting at Nickiemotos for dinner with Jerry Portwood who was writing the story. After that, we then went out a few nights that week together. He came to the house as I got ready one night. He also interviewed Bubba and EJ for the story. EJ and I did a Photo shoot for it at 1150 witch is Opera now. When it came out, quite a few of the other girls in town where not so happy. Some people thought that they should have been interviewed for it. It caused a few girls to act crazy, I was very surprised by that. Well here it is My first cover story.
Power of the wig
Once relegated to the fringes, drag has come slinking into its own in Atlanta, giving rise to a different sort of runway queen.
Nicole Paige Brooks walks into a room and heads turn. Slender and brown-haired, she glides along on towering heels in a slinky red thing, unashamed of her beauty, her sex, her power. Brooks commands so much attention, in fact, that it may be lost on some — dare say, many — that she is actually he.
Brooks is among Atlanta’s burgeoning drag glitterati. A transvestite and then some, she uses her dress-up time as means to both entertain and attain a certain celebrity status.
“I don’t consider myself a good entertainer, a good dancer,” says Brooks. “My talent is transformation. I’m an artist, and this is my talent.”
Atlanta has its Elton and Jane sightings and its L.A. Reid excesses. But lacking the sheer glut of rich and famous found in, say, New York City or Los Angeles, some have opted for another homegrown variety of star-fucking: the drag queen as underground pop idol.
Drag has been a force in certain Atlanta circles since the late ’60s, when it was relegated to the fringes in gay bars and mostly hidden from popular culture. But drag is coming into its own in Atlanta and elsewhere, transcending queer culture and finding an audience in straight men and women. With the help of Hollywood and movies like The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Birdcage, drag reached a wider mainstream audience. And thanks to the reign of former Atlantan RuPaul, with her numerous appearances on MTV, the big screen and eventually her own VH1 talk show, seeing a nearly 7-foot-tall man in a thong isn’t so unusual anymore.
As drag’s saucy appeal has waned in other cities, Atlanta remains a hotbed for (mostly gay) men looking to express their inner diva on stage. Granted, there’s no longer any one bar dedicated solely to drag, as was the case 20 or 30 years ago. But it’s possible to witness a drag performance every night of the week in Atlanta (see Sidebar, p. 49), with the largest shows happening at the infamous Charlie Brown’s X-rated Cabaret at Backstreet in Midtown. The cabaret has been featured on HBO and VH1, and is viewed as the top of the heap for those aspiring drag divas looking to be the best in the business.
Brian Pryor by day, Nicole Paige Brooks emerges at night to taunt club-goers at Charlie Brown’s Cabaret twice a week. But on this Monday, she’s sitting among the packed tables at Dragamaki, the weekly drag show at the Midtown restaurant Nickiemoto’s. Bubba D. Licious, Martina Diamante and other entertainers lip-synch, shimmy and shake in the aisles, dodging servers and palming tips as diners look on spellbound. Diamante ups the ante when she breaks out her violin and plays a solo to her song of choice. She’s rumored to be a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, but that may be just another of those tidbits of gossip everyone likes to spread about her and the other girls.
Pryor never planned on Nicole Paige Brooks when he moved to Atlanta five years ago. He’d experimented with drag performance before in his hometown of Oklahoma City. But after moving to Memphis, Tenn., with his partner, he refrained from donning a dress. Seems his boyfriend didn’t approve. After that relationship ended, Pryor moved to Atlanta, where he was coaxed into performing in the “Drag on the Edge” amateur night at the Metro. There, Brian found his inner Nicole.
“Nicole is a cartoon character that Brian created. She’s anything I want her to be,” says Pryor, talking about his alter ego as if it were a separate personality. “My close friends don’t like going out with Nicole. She’s loud and will cuss anyone out and get away with it.”
Pryor is an illusionist — one who uses his body as his palate. Some drag queens practice “camp drag,” wearing clothes and makeup that imply an over-the-top, almost cartoonish femininity, often employing gags or grotesque jokes. But Nicole could pass for a woman — except that her hair is a little too coifed and brittle, her makeup too thick and exotic. Then there’s that telltale Adam’s apple.
“I don’t think I’m pretty,” says Pryor. “My monologues during shows are what people remember me for.”
And they do remember her. At Nickiemoto’s, as Nicole tries to eat or have a conversation, she is constantly approached. Someone tells her about the time they first met. Another offers an anecdote about Nicole embarrassing an audience member. Mostly, though, they just want to touch her, to be seen next to her. Nicole graciously smiles and talks to her fans, accepting their praise and letting them know she appreciates the attention. This must be an inkling of what it’s like to be a star — the stares, the knowing smiles, the peeking at what you’re eating.
“The power of this wig is amazing,” Pryor says. “I’ve done more in the last two years as Nicole than in my wildest dreams.”
Pryor used to work days as a Rich’s salesman in Lenox Square mall. It was only when he began working for Atlanta drag legend Charlie Brown that he realized he could make a career out of dressing up. He quit his day job two years ago and does well for himself on the money and tips he makes two nights a week at Backstreet — though he did recently take a job as a host at a popular Buckhead restaurant.
But it’s not just the money. The first time someone came up to Pryor and quoted something Nicole had said, it blew him away. Other groupies want more than Nicole is willing to give. Pryor describes Nicole as an “unattainable sex siren,” and he tells prospective suitors, “You have to give me head before I do you.”
But the lifestyle does encroach on Pryor’s personal life. He rarely gives out his home address — not since a fan stalked him and broke into his apartment as payback for being thrown out of the club. He also knows that what fame Nicole enjoys only lasts as long as the guise is in place. Driving this point home, he relates a story of a young fan who was turning tricks for money. As Brian Pryor, the advice he gave fell on deaf ears. But when Nicole urged him to stop selling sex, get a job and respect himself, the boy turned his life around.
“That’s why I still do this,” says Pryor. “As Brian, I couldn’t get him to stop, but when Nicole speaks, people listen.”
When Bubba D. Licious speaks, people pay up. So far, she’s landed sponsorships with Coors beer and a local car dealership, and raised nearly $3.5 million for charity — all while wearing a dress.
Bubba is ubiquitous around Atlanta, appearing at myriad charity events, emceeing drag shows and popping up on billboards all over town. But Jim Marks, Bubba’s creator, sees it as more of a hobby than anything else.
Marks, who moved to Atlanta from South Carolina in 1989, is actually an accountant by trade. He is CFO of the Names Project Foundation in Atlanta, whose mission is to utilize the AIDS Memorial Quilt to combat the deadly disease. Marks has always had a day job, donating his time in drag to various causes for the last 14 years. In fact, he didn’t accept his first paying gig until the fall of 2001, assuming the role of emcee at Nickiemoto’s Dragamaki.
Marks had been in Atlanta for less than six months when he joined the softball team at the Armory, then a popular drag club. As a type of initiation, the team encouraged its new pitcher to audition for the club’s cast.
“Everyone on the team had done drag. They expected me to do it as well,” recalls Marks, who, at the time had only been openly gay for a year. “I had never done drag and I didn’t want to be an Armorette.”
The audition consisted of a written application process, an interview and an on-stage performance. Among the four cross-dressers that day, only two were selected as potential members of the cast: Bubba and Kitty LeClaw. With his blond wig, garish makeup and bulbous nose, Bubba was none too pretty — which made him the perfect fit for the decidedly campy Armorettes.
Since then, Bubba has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the Human Rights Campaign in 2001 and was awarded the Phoenix Award by former Mayor Bill Campbell (Marks served on Campbell’s senior advisory committee for five years as liaison for the gay community). Then City Councilwoman Cathy Woolard even declared an official Bubba D. Licious Day in 1999. Not bad for a 5-foot-8 guy in high heels.
When Coors was looking for new ways to market its light beer to a gay audience, they struck upon an ingenious scheme: Get Bubba D. Licious to drink their beer. Turns out, Bubba is a suds-guzzler of the first order. But until Coors came calling, she was a Bud Light girl. In the end, she agreed to make the switch after the company agreed to provide corporate sponsorship for the Bubba D. Licious website. (Leave it to a bean-counter to turn drinking beer into a profitable venture.)
Bubba also works with Dwight Harrison Volkswagen, the business behind the highly sought-after souvenir paper fans emblazoned with Bubba’s face, which are thrown to the crowd at the annual Gay Pride Parade. Her face also can be seen in ads in various gay publications, and on billboards from time to time.
“I can’t explain why people listen to me when I say drink this beer or drink that beer — but they do,” says Marks.
Some say that eleven50 is the future of Atlanta nightlife, a place for the hip and the savvy to experience world-class DJs and cutting-edge multimedia-driven urban nightlife. Located amid the commotion along Crescent Avenue in Midtown, the former theater is quite the spectacle inside, with its dramatically high ceilings, sleek decor and über-plush atmosphere. While the club currently caters to a mostly straight, white clientele, the crowd’s sexual orientation is beginning to diversify.
“Three-thousand to 4,000 people come here during a good weekend,” says Bill Kaelin, eleven50’s marketing and promotions manager. “I am exposing many of the people here to something they’ve never seen before. Many people in the gay community are jaded. They feel they’ve seen it all before. The people coming here are still amazed.”
Which makes eleven50 the perfect focal point for the future of drag in Atlanta. And Miss EJ is certainly that.
“I don’t call EJ a drag queen. He’s a performance artist — 100 percent man,” says Kaelin, Miss EJ’s self-described agent.
In his red patent-leather fuck-me boots, Miss EJ is a daunting androgynous presence. Standing 6-foot-3 without heels, he towers to almost 7 feet in platforms, making him (purportedly) the tallest drag queen in Atlanta now that RuPaul has long since fled the city. Perhaps to combat the intimidation factor that accompanies his size, EJ makes himself extremely approachable. Talk long enough with him and you find that he is intensely spiritual, drawing on lessons and teachings from various religions to guide him through life.
Born Edwin Davidson Brown Jr., Miss EJ struggled growing up. “I was broke, poor, black and gay,” he says. “How much worse can it get?”
A student of Jewish mystical tradition, EJ says the Hebrew version of his name loosely translates to “finger of God.” He sees himself as that finger — there to prod, poke and nudge, to affect positive change in the world. He views his drag performances as theater, art. Miss EJ has discarded the wig and performs bald, with a bizarre assortment of often disturbing props. He no longer pretends to be a woman but, rather, something entirely new.
“If there is an edge, I am going to go over it,” he says. “If I am told not to cross a line, I am going to step two feet beyond.”
Tonight Miss EJ is performing for a Latin-themed multimedia event at eleven50. Before he takes the stage, he prepares in the building’s basement, where water pools after heavy rains and the thump-thump of the music above can be heard and felt through the ceiling. He pulls from his drag bag a corset, several wigs and a sequined gown. He adjusts his garters and fixes his makeup. CDs are shuttled to the DJ upstairs just before his transformation into a creature programmed to shock, amaze and entertain.
Eleven50 is Miss EJ’s playground. Acknowledging as much, Kaelin gives her free reign to develop her act. On one occasion, EJ strapped a small disco ball to her head and swayed robotically to the B-52’s’ “Planet Claire” in a sequined outfit. After eleven50 suffered considerable damage from a fire, EJ showed up with a lit blowtorch and pranced through the crowd, the blue flame leading the way. “It stopped people in their tracks,” says Kaelin with a smile.
Things got a little uncomfortable post-Sept. 11, when Miss EJ cavorted with the crowd in a gas mask. She offended some, but she did what she came to do, eliciting a reaction whose impact exceeded the relative simplicity of the act itself. When Miss EJ walks into a room, people step back — then they move closer. She inspires awe, even fear. She makes you laugh and she makes you cringe. You could even say she’s beautiful.
Perhaps it only seems like the best drag queens — Miss EJ included — are blessed with better hair, impeccable style, great legs and an ironclad wit. Or maybe it’s just that they have the balls to put themselves on the line, to brazenly transcend gender boundaries and, in the process, evolve from ordinary to extraordinary. From freaks on the fringe to colorful, provocative outlaw luminaries.
“People want and need to be pushed over that edge,” says Miss EJ. “They want to see what’s on the other side.”
Recently, the NoH8 campaign, which I am sure you all have heard of before, came to town to do a photo shoot. The Kids (Alissah and Janelle Brooks) told me they wanted to attend with the House of Brooks. I asked Shawnna to attend and she said “yes,” but then the day of backed out. To tell the truth I almost did too. I had Lukas that day and had to work that night but as it turns out, the kids live really close to me now, so they were having none of that!
I got ready and we headed to the W Midtown where I had a blast. I wish I would have brought Lukas with me to tell the truth. I don’t think he would have let us tape his mouth; He would have gone off. We ran into a lot of People we knew so I posted a few videos and some other photos. Kat Graham from Vampire Diaries (Thursday nights on the WB) is a friend of mine and also knows Adam Bouska, the Photographer for the Noh8 campaign. She met us there and took good care of us.
The staff of Lebuzz, Bubba Dee, Jz, Jason Sneed so may people came out . Take a look. Beyond these photos, there are so many more to see at the NoH8 website and look out because they could be coming to your city soon.
|This First Video is Bubba Dee and the owner of LasMargaritas check out the show there every Monday night. Alissah and Janelle Brooks, Angelica D’Paige are also in the show. Be sure to watch the whole thing to find out how Bubba got them bobbies.||[youtube]0vJr4H_SeXw[/youtube]|
|[youtube]dmLPzc_jDh0[/youtube]||This next one is Of Janelle crazy ass trying to confuse me. Wes , Anthony , Scott, and Curtis are in this one also.|
|This one Alissah posted Curtis is taping for us.||[youtube]8DfRMRA4HKI[/youtube]|
In 2010, I started working with a new charity named Project Live Love. It is my friend, Drew Benton’s brain child and on October 2, 2010 they hosted the first LIVE LOVE Event. Volunteers participated in a variety of volunteer experiences across Atlanta. We served meals and socks to homeless men and women, held an outreach to at risk children, cleaned a homeless tent city and more. Each project was a huge success! I Helped with the children outreach.
We all met at First United Methodist church on Saturday at 12pm, for registration and so we could get in our groups. All the volunteers got Live Love t-shirts which I Love. I got there a little early and made a video. Check out the t-shirts I’m a sponsor.
Here is another Video I did of Drew telling us about Live Love, thanking us for helping and encrouging us to spread some LOVE. Its really good so watch it.
I had a lot of fun doing this and cant wait for the next event on Jan 8, 2011. If you want to join me go to ProjectLiveLove.com to see what you can do to help. I posted a few pics and this last video I took from Live Love it shows more of what everyone did that day.
With Season 3 about to air I was thinking it’s about time I told you about my experence. I Found out about RuPaul’s Drag Race Season One from a friend of mine named Arman. I didnt know how to sing up so I went over his house and he helped me apply on RuPaulsDragRace.com. When the online voting started, I was in the top 10 in no time. I uploaded pictures and had my video put together by the best Bill Berdeaux and Cody Nation. You can take a look at my audition video below.
season 1 audition
I eventually got a call from the producers saying that I was in the running to be on the show. I was so excited, i really want to be apart of the first season. I did quite a few phone interviews with the producers and such. I did a crazy test and I thought I was in. Not so much, my audition video made season one, but I did not.
When Season Two came around, the show contacted me and asked if I would apply for the show again. I had to do all the same things as before with creating a video, doing interviews, a crazy test, all of it. That Video is below. With all of that said, I made it! I was very excited! I never in my life dreamed I would be doing drag for a living and now I was going to be doing drag on TV. It took some time to get my head around that. I had a blast doing the show. It was was a crazy experience that im glad I had the opportunity to be a part of. If you saw the show then you know how it went. If you did not see the show then….. I WON!!!!! LOL
season 2 audition
I had to send in a lot of pic to the show I have included a few of them here for you. I tried to show them as many different things as I could. they also wanted boy pic so there are a few of them also.
If you are thinking about doing the show, I say go for it. It was a Great experience. I would do it all again. to sign up go to RuPaulsDragRace.com
Over my years of doing different events I have met a few people that I think you may also know. Some you will recognize, some I may have to explain.
|I was invited by the Pride Committee to atend the VIP Kick-off Party for Pride 2010. It was at the GA Aquarium. They told me the Mayor was going to be there and so I just had to get my Pic with him I was so excited. Mission accomplished!|
|This Pic was at RuPaul’s Book signing at Out Write Book Store in Atlanta.|
|When we went to LA for the Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2, they hosted a party for us at Here Bar. This is me and Pandora Boxx from the show.|
|This was taken before we filmed the Reunion show I loved the Coat she was wearing.|
|I met Melba Moore when I was in New York for Night of a Thousand gowns. Me and Sonique were asked to present her with an award from “Our Youth” a Chairty in NY.|
|Merle Ginsberg and Me at the he Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 Party. Merle was so sweet to me during filming and after. She is a very kind person, at lest to me she was!|
|At the Premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2. This was taken before I saw any of the show. Raven, me, Sonique and my Drink.|
|This was taken before we filmed the Reunion show. I love Jessica Wild. She is super fun to be around. She is someone I wish I could have more time with. So much fun!|
|Katerina is currently staring as Bonnie Bennett on the hit CW TV show “The Vampire Diaries.” She came to the Fantasy Girl Show at the Jungle. I road with her in the 2009 Atlanta Pride Parade. She also is a amazing singer check her out.|
|Robert DeAnthony, Me, and Lady Bunny. I met them when I was in New York for Night of a Thousand gowns. Lady Bunnny was the DJ for the event for “Our Youth,” a Chairty in NY.|
My Halloween started Friday night at LeBuzz with the Cast of DIVAS. We did a production to “Not myself tonight” and I was a MUMMY . Destiny Brooks was a CRAIZZED Baby, and did “Disturbia”. Pandora was an Alien, and did “Monster”. All that was mixed together with Thriller at the end. Jasmine Antoinette was Micheal Jackson. We all came out together at the end and did the Thriller dance, or something like it. It was fun. The rest of the night is a Blurrr so it must have been a good time. I posted some pics of us backstage before the show. My fav is the One of Shavonna looking like Santa with me in her lap. That convict looking over her sholder is Heather, Destiny’s roommate.
|[youtube]olN-2DxgOVI[/youtube]||The Next day we headed to Macon, GA to work at Club Synergy with Mystique Summers who you may also know from RuPauls Drag Race Season 2. I was trying to leave Atlanta around 2PM if I do recall. We didn’t make it out of there till almost 5. The reason we needed to leave was so we would be checked in to the hotel in Macon in time to see the Auburn game. We made it just in time and Auburn won the game. I watched it with Luke and think I kind of liked it. Does that make me a Tiger?|
|I was asked by one of the owners, Phillip, to come work. This was my second at Synergy and I had a blast. Turns out the other club stole away the queen they had booked. Shady, But I love Macon, so it worked out for me. I have worked with Deonna Sage many times before and she is always a lot of fun. Gigi Monroe was also there and had John Eric with her. It is always nice to see them! Jordan West was the Drag King there, he was super cute. Asisa and Ravion made up the rest of the Synergy cast. Last but not least, Mystique Summers was also there and she was off the chain. She was Yelling for Food…something about a biscuit… and then almost got in a fight with someone in the front row. Goodtimes. I got a video of everyone in the dressing room and then my Phone died.||
|I was Pretty Drunk at this point as you can tell by me hitting my head on the wall in this Video. I just wanted to do a little recap of the night before i got out of Drag.||So before I got my face off we got hungry and went to find some food. I look a little crazy in this one. We went to Mystique’s room, I just knew there would be food there. Turns out she was at Dennys or something which is why we didn’t get an answer at her door. How many times did it take for me to count out $20?|
|[youtube]b6QdcsaXj38[/youtube]||I always want to check out a local place to eat when im out of town. We found the cutest place for brunch. Dolce Vita Cafe & Bar, it was so good. You have to eat here if your ever in the area. Can’t wait to go back. After Brunch we headed back to Atlanta to go Trick-or-Treating with Lukas.|
|Lukas was Mario last year and this year he was Lougi. I think we may have got it one size too small. He had a blast, when he went to Shawnna Brooks house all he wanted was something to drink. After getting some ice tea he was excited to find out all the candy in the Bowl was for him! It was a Great weekend. I hope your Halloween was as good as mine. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me all about it. See you all in Macon again soon.||[youtube]HkswOdddmU0[/youtube]|
This year was such an amazing Pride for me. It Started at The Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Ballroom. JP Sheffield, the Executive Director of the Atlanta Pride Committee,invited me to Atlanta Pride’s Annual VIP Kickoff Party. It was from 6-8PM on Friday and with complimentary food and drinks so how could I say no? Well the food part almost made me stay home but the open bar was kind of convincing. Then JP told me than the Mayor Kasim Reed was going to be there to speak so I set out on a mission, I just had to meet him! Nicole should meet the Mayor.
I set out the night with Janelle Paige Brooks, Kyle, Luke, and myself. The thing about the party at the Aquarium is that, I was confused about was were I was suppose to go. The VIP party (where I was to be) was in the Ocean Ballroom. I didn’t want to have to walk from the parking deck to the main entrance of the Aquarium, so I had Luke Drop Me and Kyle off. Come to find out the Ocean Ballroom’s entrance is in the Parking deck. I was walking around the outside of the very large GA Aquarium for some time before I found my way into the Parking Deck. The video I posted is to the left, I was Killed!
When I did get inside the ballroom the Mayor was on stage speaking to everyone. I got a little video of that also to the right. When he got done he went and stood next to JP who I had not said hello to yet. I went over to them, said hello and kind of froze up and just stode there. I dont know what I was thinking. What? Did I think the Mayor was going to just start chatting me up? Not so much. Two ladies came over and asked to get a picture with him and I jumped right on their coat tails and got me one also. Mission accomplished! Kind of.
After the VIP party we went in the the Aquarium with everyone else. The Party was a sold out and the place was packed. I took a few videos when I got in there. I ran into Trent Nichelson who is always taping me at my shows. When I put the camrra on him, He froze right up. Kind of funny to me. When I turned around too, there where a few fans that started to freak out a little which always freaks me out everytime.
Well it was Friday night so I had to get to work at LeBuzz. We left the aquarium and headed to my house to get my things for the show when all the free drinks from the Aquarium started to kick in. On the way to Lebuzz we Picked up Susannah, Wes, and Shavonna Brooks. In the car ride I made another video of them all in the back seat. It was Shavonna’s birthday so she was in a good mood also.
When I got to Lebuzz I got a little drunker and and took some more video of us in the dressing room. You see Ciran Chanel Stratton, she is the one with the crown on. She just won Miss Rising Diva and was in town with Claire D’Shey (edward scissorhands). She was our guest that night with Amber Nicole. Shavonna Brooks and Jasmine Antoinette are in there with Heather, the Little white girl in the back who is Destiny’s roommate. The latin boy that ran out the door well that would be Destiny’s Man Alex. I had a good start to my pride this year. As you see I got a little crazy with all the videos but I hope you all like them. Please feel free to leave me a comment at the bottom of this post and tell me about your pride weekend!
There were so many people there and below are a few I took! I had a Blast and cant wait to do it again next year! Janelle was so much fun that night i had her make a Video for all my Latin Friends.
I was asked by E Vincent Martinez to be a part of this event and was supper excited to do it. It is an event for PALS and this year it was held at Lambert Place. Most the fashions were from the Boy Next Door. The Gowns the girls wore came from, Lasting Impressions. This was the third year I was asked to model and I had a blast.
The $20 ticket gets you an open bar, (you know I loved that), a fashion show with some hot boys, 3 queens, and some of the cutest dogs in Atlanta! There was a Silent and live auction items include roundtrip Airtran tickets with hotel packages; private dinners for eight by Dennis Dean Catering, A Legendary Event and Shane’s Rib Shack and a whole lot more. I got a year family membership to the High Museum from the Silent auction. Lukas is going to be so excited.
The last event I was supposed to be at for PALS, I got my days mixed up and missed it. So, this time, when it was time to do my fitting at Boy Next Door I was going to be sure not to mess this up. I thought I was to be at Boy Next Door at noon but, Bubba D called me at 11:15am and said “Girl you coming to your fitting?” Damn, I F*cked up again! I rushed over and made the fitting, thanks god. I really liked everything they put me in.
The day of the show they said to be there between no later then 12:45. Of course I finally made sure to be there on time and I was the only one there for about 45 min. I made a video of the runway before anyone got there. Some 200 people later showed up for the annual Rubbing Noses Fashion fundraiser on Sept. 26. Canines helped us show off the latest styles on the runway. The first dog I went out with dragged me down the runway. The Video I posted of that, was taked by the dogs owner, John Stoerner. Bubba D and Bianca Nicole were the other two queens in the show. You already know I had a good time with the two of them. At the end of it all, they raised about $20,000 to help the organization, and I had a blast.
I have been working at Dragon Con with Cathy the owner of God Save the Queen Fashions for 4 years now. She has a booth there that sells wigs and make-up there. I also do make-up for people at the Con to make them look more like the character that she made the costume for.
Dragon Con takes over the Hyatt Regency Atlanta along with the legendary Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the Hilton Atlanta, and the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel for Labor Day weekend with all kinds of events over the weekend. Here are just a few:
Annual Dragon Con Parade ◊ Autograph Sessions ◊ Atlanta Radio Theatre Company ◊ Band/Fan Tables & Concourses ◊ Bellydancing ◊ Browncoats: Redemption ◊ Dragon*Con Has Talent ◊ Guest of Honor Awards Banquet ◊ Live Performances & DJs ◊ Night at the Georgia Aquarium ◊ Nuts on the Road: Gonzo Sound & Vision ◊ Party Like You Just Can’t Stop ◊ Reading Sessions ◊ Quantum Quest ◊ Robot BattlesTM ◊ Scientific Paranormal Investigation Workshop ◊ Video & Film Rooms ◊ Walk of Fame ◊ Wrestling ◊ Writer’s Hourly Workshop ◊ Writer’s Workshop.
I took a few videos this year. One is from the booth the Air Bender Is Cathy who I work for, I did the Linda/ the Dazlers make up also . The last one is me trying to get some coffee so that you can see how crazy it was in there . I did Wolverines hair and make-up. I also posted a lot of pictures so you can really see what is going on at this Con. It was so much fun i cant wait till next year.
Photos provided by Alfred of The Heroes Locker