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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Attention, Jinkx Monsoon Fan Club: You Missed Quite a Show Last Night!

Posted by on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Comedian and cutesy-pants Nick Sahoya (left) cutely serenaded Jinkx Monsoon (right) with a Justin Beiber tune and his uke.
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  • Comedian and cutesy-pants Nick Sahoya (left) cutely serenaded Jinkx Monsoon (right) with a Justin Beiber tune and his uke.

The air was electric with draggy magic last night as the best and brightest haircuts in Seattle gathered from every dusty corner to pay alcoholic homage to Seattle's AMERICA's premier narcoleptic Jewish drag queen, RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon.

From the red carpet to the rear wall, Julia's on Broadway was alive with cabaret performers, burlesque artists, designers, dancers, singers, fanboys in dresses, ukulele players, stylish carriers-on, and balloons. I was right up front, close and personal with the action. BenDeLaCreme was a dazzling hostess—and she yelled at me to get off my iPhone! (It’s an Android. Whatever. Swoon!)

The woman of the hour lit up the room in a sequined gold gown. She claimed that she was exhausted, then hit us with ten million volts of Evita. (Liar.) And if she really were exhausted, it would be from carrying around that huge honkin' crown. (It's bigger than she is. Not as sparkly.) Comedian and cutesy-pants Nick Sahoya cutely serenaded Jinkx with a Justin Beiber tune and his uke. (And told us the story of how he got his snazzy stretchy leggings—on a shopping excursion with Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfuck’s mom!)

There were so many other guests, too—Jamie Von Stratton, Lou Henry Hoover, Kitten La Rue, the luminous Pariah, the amazing Chedronna Shinatra (who basically flung her limbs from her body in the most athletic and aerobic dance solo the world has ever seen)—but one of the best moments involved a fan of Jinkx's in the crowd. The lovely young artist Jami Moravetz (who was wearing a Prada pirate’s patch!) painted four colorful action shots of Jinkx's one memorable "lip synch for your life," and at the end of the show, she bashfully let herself be shooed up onstage to present them to her glittery idol. She seemed starstruck. It was adorable.

And after last night's glitzy glamour (and booze), it's clearly all downhill from here for Jinkx Monsoon, as she has nothing lined up but a sold-out run of a show called The Vaudevillians in New York City next month, two performances of The Vaudevillians here in town on June 2 that you can go see (if you get on it!) before she departs for that NYC run, a $1,000-per-person cruise, a concert version of Hairspray at the Fifth Avenue, at least 50 pride events all over the country… I'm too exhausted to even finish this sentence.

Congratulations, Jinkxy!


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Adrian, just today, with some of the talk about who's the Stranger's comedy writer, I was thinking back to your Celebrity I Saw You column, which was always the funniest (I cut out and preserved a couple in clear packing tape; that last page used to be the best part of the Stranger), and how you don't write for Slog, because apparently you're not technically part of the Stranger staff anymore. And I thought, wouldn't it be great and delightfully surprising if something of yours popped up on Slog? And then this comes up. What a coincidence!

(And yeah, yeah, I know. Homosexual Agenda and all, which is basically what this post is. I do read it. It's cool. No, I like it! Really! I guess it's just easier to write about drag queens than celebrities here in Seattle.)
Posted by floater on May 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM · Report this
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Oh! So amazing!! Watching reddit for videos of the party. Wished I could fly to Seattle for the night.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on May 15, 2013 at 5:32 AM · Report this

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