so for my diversity even i went to the drag show that was a few weeks ago. it was defiantly something different and i thought i would never go to one in my whole life, but im glad that i did because it was hilarious and plus i got a free t-shirt. it was such a good deal. lol i went with a group of girls from the basketball team, we all seemed to like it a lot.
I was a little nervous going to it, but as we were walking over we ran into a group of the drags(if thats what you call them) and they were so nice. we all took pictures together and we told them we were the girls basketball team, and they were so excited. they loved getting their pictures taking, i think we took at least 100 haha but since that happened when we finally got into the ballroom...and we saw all the drags, it was starting to get exciting.
going in, i wasnt sure if i should call them she's...but i did any ways because i felt like they took the time to change themselves to what they feel comfortable being. they identified themselves as girls, so i felt like it was the right thing to do by calling them she's. it was a little uncomfortable for me at first because my group of friends are straight and there where definitely not a lot of people there were straight, so i felt like a minority. it wasnt even a bad thing, but it was weird at. first. i started to think about how these groups of people dont sacrifice their identity. they have the same identity in public and in private and i thought that that was very cool. i would relate that to rodriguez because he talked about how people should hide their true identity no matter what.
the show was amazing. they started of with an amature drag contest, where they had people that have never been in drag do their thing and then be judge by the professional drags. it was fun to watch these people try to impress the crowd, most of the shows were funny and i felt proud of these people that got the courage to come and present their identity. after that, the true drags came out and they were dancing and singing. some even came into the crowds and dance with the audience. i think that was very cool because it got us engaged in what was going on. they all had a different personality and i didnt song and dance which made this experience a lot of fun. the drags were awesome and i really enjoyed the show.
i had a lot of fun at the drag show...i didnt think i would have fun because i thought it would be awkward but it wasnt. the girls were so nice, they came up to us and said hi, and asked us what we like to do, our favorite food and what was our favorite colored dress...lol that was fun. it was definitely a new experience but i am glad that i decided to go. this is some thing that i will never forget and i took some pictures so i can show people what they missed out on.