Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Life's A Drag



Driving home this morning from work I noticed that the newly re opened village pub ( The Crown) is having a Halloween " do"
Apparently a drag queen with the rather dubious title of Leslie Lush will soon be taking centre stage; no doubt she will be bobbing for apples with the village farmers and trick and treating with Gaynor the mad organist......drag queens and Halloween?
Is it me but it's not a pairing that automatically go together.....I must also add that
I'm not a big fan of drag queens on their own if the truth be told!

I was once punched in the face by a ugly drag queen called Kitty Litter
It was in the Roxy night club on Bootham in York in the late 1980s and I was trying to climb onto a bar stool after a somewhat lively night out with a group of psychiatric nurses, when I slipped and fell into a rather large middle aged " woman" in a sheath white gown, spilling her drink.
She turned around suddenly , and showed a shop worn face pancaked in make up, badly applied lipstick and a noticeable five o'clock shadow.
She looked dreadfully familiar

" Hello Mum!" I chirped up sweetly.
I never saw the fist coming .

65 comments:

  1. I love this blog! It's my go to first each day. Thank you Lady Mondegreen.

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    1. Lol did you just call me a lady?

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    2. I know that you are a bloke! I discovered your blog via Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden!

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  2. PS I love the new dog.

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    1. I'll post another photo of her later

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  3. Some drag queens can be notoriously touchy, insisting on always being the ones who call the shots and NEVER be the target of others put-downs. As for you inferring, even as a joke, that s/he was OLD, oh my, that really was dicing with death!

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  4. "Kitty Litter"!!!! Lol, lol, lol!!

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  5. York doesn't change.

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    1. Did you live there potty?

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    2. Yes, Feb 84 - Nov 05 within 15 miles or so.

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  6. I like drag queens, but that one looks a bit rough. Ouch, no need to punch my face in.

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  7. I was thinking 'Linda Lush? Isn't she famous?' Then I realised I was thinking of Lorna Lush - singer/Judy Garland's daughter.

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    1. lorna luft is judy's daughter

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    2. Of course it's Lorna Luft. When I get something wrong, I really get it wrong.

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  8. Have you seen 'Flawless' with Robert de Niro and Philip what's-it Seymour, one of my fav drag queen. I also like the drag queen in 'Kinky Boots' which also has a brilliant soundtrack. Hope Wee Mary is settling in and not keeping you up at 4a.m. with her toddler antics!

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    1. Flawless was very good but not as good as Priscilla Queen of the desert.......
      Now Trence Stamp........there is one classy drag queen!

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    2. Priscilla also turned me onto Guy Pearce. God I love him.

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    3. And to think Guy Pearce started life off in 'Neighbours'!He's been very good in everything ever since.

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  9. At first, by the description, I was thinking you were punched by Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.

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    1. He / she looked more like joan crawford

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  10. oh lawdy john! yeah, some drag queens DO seem arrogant. I have met a few nice ones in my day. "kitty litter" - HA!

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  11. Little did you know that as well as professoring, Chris has been secretly practising his drag act. He has been expertly coached by Fanny Flannel from Rhyl who was once a big hit at Butlins. Fancy clothes have been bought from "Primark" and he is ready to emerge at "The Crown" as Leslie Lush singing "Hey Big Spender". Even though I have given the game away, it will surprise you. A lot.

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    1. Lol now Fanny Flannel
      That IS a cracking name for a drag act

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  12. You always know what to say at just the right moment, don't you?

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  13. Why not? Haven't you ever seen The Rocky Horror Show? And besides that, she is probably shocking.

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  14. When my son was born, 2 of his godmothers were drag queens.
    You couldn't ask for better ....

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    1. NOW THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A GREAT BLOG ENTRY

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  15. Drag queens? Ha! Try ticking off a drunken Drag king sometime.

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  16. It says its being filmed for TV? Maybe we can all catch the show

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  17. I wonder if Leslie Lush will be sporting a couple of pumpkins in her garb?

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    1. Jelly melons, more like.

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    2. Yes. But I was linking to the fact it is a Halloween event. :-)

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  18. Don't mess with drag queens. Ever.

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  19. Trelawnyd is becoming very 'racy'

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  20. I have to say ... the name Kitty Litter sends me into fits of giggles.

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  21. Sometimes John I think that Trelawnyd is in a parallel universe.

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  22. I remember sat in a pub in Swanage - my wife and I young and only married a year or so. In comes this "lady" collecting for the lifeboat. She is all nice to us asking about holiday and this and that - only when she'd gone but sadly not fully out of earshot did I say to my wife - "That was a bloke wasn't it?" My wife gave me one of her "Shut up. Drink Up. Leave" looks... oops

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    1. Ouch.......well at least you leart from it
      I certainly wont say mom to the next aging drag queen i come across

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  23. Bloody brilliant! You daft sod. Giggling like crazy here. x

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  24. Oh goodness, whatever next - sounds as though Trelawynd is moving over into the fast lane !
    How's little Mary?

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    1. Fast lane? I very much doubt it

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  25. Why don't you and Chris go dressed up, great drag night out. I think it would be great, lots of gays in Trelawnyd.

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    1. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes

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    2. Some gays are so boring these days.

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    3. Some " straights" are no picnics either

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  26. Is there a female equivalent to a drag queen?

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  27. Honest to God, you have such a flair for telling a story. I read Kitty Litter and laughed out loud. Brilliant.

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  28. I think it's a pairing that makes sense, in the spirit of dressing in costume. Don't dismiss it out of hand...maybe if you go punch a drag queen it will balance your karma or something. Then you and Leslie can get pissed together afterwards!

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  29. You and your sweetie should definitely dress up and go to the Halloween 'DO'......have a little too much to drink. I smell another blog post coming on lol.

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  30. I am straight and I also, would rather stick needles in my eyes than go out dressed for Halloween .

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  31. Oh John you have lived xx Please go to the do xx

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  32. I find drag queens are very variable. Some are stunning and very funny, others are embarrassingly awful. I know some feminists think drag queens are offensive to women but I think that's a rather intolerant opinion.

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  33. Oh go to the 'Do', John! Show your support and have a blast!
    I remember the first drag show we went to in Vancouver back in the 70's.....I was speechless the whole night. And, they guy sitting with us (had to share tables) was a cross-dresser with HUGE hairy hands who was a construction crew foreman! I grew up that night!! We watch Ru Paul's Drag Race every year and totally enjoy it. You see all types in that show!!

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  34. That one made me laugh out loud. I bet you were such a ratbag!

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  35. Sounds like she was a drag queen customer rather than a drag queen performer, at least not a drag queen performing at that particular venue. A performer punching out customers would be bad for business.

    I must say, that quaint English village you live in seems to be unusually cosmopolitan. Here in the States, you have to go into the heart of the big city to see a drag show.

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    1. Trelanwyd is a Welsh village.

      John, you could go to the 'do dressed up as a WD zombie. I don't know that the Prof would want to dress up, but it could be quite fun.

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    2. Welsh village. My apologies.

      I know, I know. Typical American ignorant of geography. At least I was in right part of the world (er...British Isles, no?)

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