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October 26, 2011


DC High Heel Drag Queen Race

DC High Heel Drag Queen Race 2011

Last night was the first time I got to attend DC's annual High Heel Drag Queen Race, which happens the Tuesday before Halloween. It might be the only truly unusual experience I've ever had in Washington, a town I associate with smart, conservatively-dressed people who walk around the city wearing their building photo ID badges and, despite their dedication to arriving at their desks on time, wouldn't dream of crossing the street against the light (it's illegal!)

Twenty minutes after the race was over, cops were out in full force, notifying everyone that the fun was over, the brief window in which men are allowed to wear eyeliner and sequins was now closed, please put on some pants. Stern officers on motorcycles rode along the edge of the street, hustling some dawdling Divine-inspired ladies out of the gutter.

But there were loads of spectacular drag queens and thousands of people there to watch, so even if the party was short, it was a good time. The race served as a little preview of what I expect to see at New York's own Village Halloween Parade on Monday. Each year's crop of costumes seems to follow trends, and it's amazing how the same inspiration strikes so many parade-goers every year.

Here's what we can expect to see this year:

categories: Celebrities, Culture, Robot-on-the-Spot
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Wow, he's actually prettier than Princess Beatrice. Hope she never sees that picture; it would kill her.

Posted by: Tim at October 27, 2011 2:59 AM

He really is! Very demure and lovely. Amazing what centuries of not inbreeding can do for your looks.

Posted by: amy at October 31, 2011 11:00 AM

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