With the Cronavirus freaking everyone the fuck out, especially with so many businesses shutting down which in turn causes massive unemployment. Many who have been affected are those who work in the public service industry, especially those who work in nightlife.
So while people are at home stressed and fighting a bad case of cabin fever, earlier this week Dragula season 2 winner Biqtch Puddin announced that tonight at 7pm on Twitch she would be performing a digital drag show entitled Digital Drag: An Online Drag Show.
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The lineup for the show includes Alaska Thunderfuck, Drag Race season 12 contestant Rock M. Sakura, Dragula season 1 winner Vander Von Odd, Dragula season 3 winner Landon Cider, Louisianna Purchase, Abhora, Felony Dodger, Pinche, Bible Girl, Kandy Muse, Xunami Muse, Juku, Astrud Aurelia, Laurel Charleston, Laveau Contraire, Tenderoni, Kat Sass, Kiara, Clit Eatswood, moi, Charles Galin, Siri, Toto Soto, Florida Man, Nicki Jizz, Syzygy, Crayola, Juno Birch and Pythia. Mateo Segade will provide the music.
Now PEG (Producer Entertainment Group) has announced that they are doing their part by joining forces with webcasting site StageIt to bring some of the biggest names in drag together for a digital drag festival.
The following queens partaking in Digital Drag Fest are – Alaska Thunderf*ck, Divina De Campo, Ginger Minj, Jackie Beat, Jiggly Caliente, Jinkx Monsoon, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, Nina West, Peppermint, Sharon Needles, Sherry Vine, and Trinity The Tuck.
The goal is to keep everyone entertained during the Coronavirus shut-in, and from what I read, each queen will put together a 30-minute, one time only performances that consists of comedy, lip-syncing, cooking segments and dance. And what’s even cool about the festival is that viewers can also do their part by tipping their favorite performers.
“Drag is about resilience, and this festival is meant to share that message during a challenging time in our world,” said David Charpentier, Founder of PEG. ”We want to give fans an opportunity to continue supporting their favorite queens and provide a welcome distraction for drag lovers around the globe,” he said in a statement.
Jinx Monson echoed Charpentier’s sentiment, albeit more succinctly: “Art endures all disasters; with art, so can we.”
I think this is a great idea, and if you’re a true drag queen with a creative bone in your body, some of you will stop relying on that body and looking glamorous on social media and start letting your true talent shine through. If you’re interested in purchasing tickets, for Digital Drag Fest 2020, prices are $10.00 USD per household. The event kicks off on Friday, March 27.