Kids, it’s back to school and LOTS going on in NYC this weekend. New York Fashion Week, galleries opening scores of fall shows, the U.S. Open but the real story is RuPaul’s DragConNYC! You don’t believe me? NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio sent a letter welcoming Ru & company. It’s a BIG DEAL!
Yesterday, Mama Ru opened the day with a ribbon cutting and the littlest drag queen, Desmond (Dezzie) and the a new addition The Runway got worked by RuPaul’s Drag Race winning queens, with MC Michelle Visage.
The Javits Center has been remade in Ru’s image, with an artists alley, makeover area, Tea Room, Kiki Room and the paths between booths have names like Backrolls Boulevard, Death Drop Alley and Realness Road.
Drag Race veterans from every season are all over, including Detox, Sasha Velour, Tammie Brown, Tempest D’uJour, Tyra Sanchez, Violet Chachki, Jade Jolie, Naomi Smalls, Carmen Carrera, Bob the Drag Queen and SO many more.
Squirrel friends, the queens are OUT in full-force and it is NUTS! World of Wonder co-founder, Fenton Bailey texted me yesterday, that it was all,
“A new level of insanity.”
My pal, the brilliant Ruben Natal-San Miguel got out and captured the insanity as much as he could for you to get a feel for the over-the-top-of-the-top extravaganza taking place with vendors, panels and just sickening looks for days.
(Photos, Ruben Natal-San Miguel)