The Daily 49er's managing editor Austin Brumblay shares his experience as a performer in Draglicious, hosted by Delta Lambda Phi.
The booming music and cheering crowd flashing dollar bills filled the room as drag queens donned in flamboyant wigs and dramatic makeup performed. Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach decorated for Halloween with orange and black fabric strewn across the ceiling and swirling disco balls glittering the room in honor of its monthly Ho House show Saturday night. The show is organized by drag queen Wendy Ho on the fourth Saturday of every month. It was hosted by Psycadella Facade who started the night off with a lip-sync of “Get the Party Started” by P!nk. For any newcomers, she reviewed some ground rules for any drag show. “If you like what you see, give the bitch a dollar,” Psycadella Facade said. “If you don’t like what you see, give the bitch a dollar.” The show had six queens performing lip syncs of well-known songs while sashaying up-close to audience members who cheered, sang along and flashed Washingtons. Jewel Leah Mykals danced and lip-synced to a soundtrack full of laughing. Her soulful rendition of Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” brought audience members to their feet as they rained dollars on her while she reached the high