Then Charles pulled her up stage and in her words "to dance only like a white girl can." (I thought she was really good)

CSU Drag Show

It’s not everyday that I get invited to a drag show—in fact, I never had even when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to a significant gay and lesbian population. But back then, I did not know my very fun gal-pal Ryan, who among other things has invited me to a Passion Party, roller skating nights, and even a strip club (unfortunately I could not make it to that one). For this weekend, she clarified that the show would “not feature drag racing cars” as to not confuse my car-happy mind.

Rather, it was a fundraiser at Colorado State University for Fort Collins’ LGBT community, which (like the Bay Area) is fairly substantial. It also turned out to be a lot of fun with performers prancing onstage and through the crowds in colorful outfits during comical/musical routines, often dispensing high-fives, hugs and kisses.

Of course, I also enjoyed hanging out with Ryan and other friends including Jesse, Prateek and Tanya. Ryan and Tanya probably had the most fun, with Ryan getting a couple smooches and Tanya going up to the stage to say hello to a friend, only to be pulled up and coerced into dancing (“like only a white girl can,” she later said). I actually thought she was pretty good.

After the show, Ryan and Tanya (who are straight) were even talking about doing a skit themselves for the next one. If they do, I won’t even need to be prodded into going by Ryan again; I am there!

I forget her name, but she was a great comedian!
I forget her name, but she was a great comedian!
Funny skit.
Funny skit.
Pretty convincing outfit.
Pretty convincing outfit.
"Bill and Hillary" were the overall winners.
"Bill and Hillary" were the overall winners.
Tanya went up to get a hug from Charles and to put some dollar bills down his boobs.
Tanya went up to get a hug from Charles and to put some dollar bills down his boobs.
Then Charles pulled her up stage and in her words "to dance only like a white girl can." (I thought she was really good)
Then Charles pulled her up stage and in her words "to dance only like a white girl can." (I thought she was really good)
Cute
Cute
Daniel, the MC, and one of the performers.
Daniel, the MC, and one of the performers.
Bambi' won the best outfit award... he got quite a few whistles.
Bambi' won the best outfit award... he got quite a few whistles.
I met up with Jesse, Ryan, Prateek, and Tanya in watching the CSU Drag Show.  It turned out to be a lot of fun!
I met up with Jesse, Ryan, Prateek, and Tanya in watching the CSU Drag Show. It turned out to be a lot of fun!