On Sunday 20th March the o2 ABC on Sauchiehall Street played host to the We Heart Pop event, the RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons official after party. Dressed up in their decadent finery, Glasgow’s glitterati turned up for a night of diva lip sync battles, sickening drag performances and classic pop tunes. Hosted by the sickening duo that is Acid Taint and Alice Rabbit, these queens brought the glamour, beauty, lip sync prowess and razor sharp shade to the night’s proceedings and SickeningGlasgow were there to capture this amazing event.
The after show was a mixture of great pop tunes interspersed with fierce lip sync battles from members of the audience. Willing participants from the crowd entered into a lip sync battle, fighting it out on stage with the audience having the deciding vote. From Liza Minelli to Tina Turner these lip sync divas turned the party. Whether being doused in alcohol or having rogue punters storming the stage during their performance, nothing stopped these divas from performing to their favourite pop classics. You can tell these fierce performers had been practicing their lip sync in front of the mirror in order to perfect their moves. But then again, who hasn’t??
Just when you thought the night couldn’t get any better, we were treated to some impromptu live performances from some of the RuPaul’s Drag Race queens. Sickening performances from Jinkx Monsoon, Sharon Needles and Adore Delano almost snatched our lace fronts from our heads, driving the crowd into a frenzy, so much so that our photographer, Simon, suffered mild injuries and slight bruising while shooting the action. What a way to go though!! Jinx, Sharon and Adore stayed to party and party they did. The queens set the stage on fire with their performances and charmed the diamond encrusted corsets off of us.
After the diva lip sync battles ended the party hotted up even further with a fierce selection of pop classics for us to dance and strut to until 3am, with the friendly bar staff on hand to ensure the drinks flowed all night. While having a well earned pint, we were approached by Pandora Boxx who couldn’t wait to have her picture taken with us after her Battle of the Seasons performance. Naturally she loved us so much, and because we at SickeningGlasgow will stop at nothing to bring you all of the gossip, she invited us into the queens’ dressing room to sit, relax, and gossip after a hard night of blogging. Do you see how we suffer for you, Glasgow?! Pandora is an absolute doll and agreed to an exclusive interview and photo shoot with SickeningGlasgow next time she performs in Glasgow. Stay tuned for that, folks!!!
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Article: Gordon Penman
Photo credits: Crawford