High Heel Drag Queen Race
It’s appropriate that the very first post on my very first blog recaps an annual DC tradition: the High Heel Drag Queen Race in Dupont Circle.
There were lots of great costumes, from Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe to a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and Tinkerbell.
Everyone was jovial and played along, some even throwing roses to the “ladies.”
The race starts at 9:00 pm and ends promptly at 9:02 pm. I highly recommend getting there early, no later than 7:30 pm, to claim an unobstructed view. I couldn’t believe how many people attended despite the rain. It reminded me of the streets in NYC during the Halloween parade.
JP and I ended the evening with dinner at Front Page. Even though this restaurant is a Dupont staple, it could change its name and be any other restaurant in your own town(ie. why they put one in Ballston). A couple of participants used the restaurant as a home base so we got a second glimpse of the costumes during our meal. A table of British tourists next to us were completely confused by the scene, but were delighted when the DQ’s posed for photos for them.
In all, it was a festive DC experience. It puts DC on par with NYC and San Francisco in terms of annual local gatherings. Not close to convinced, but I’m open to the idea. Happy (almost) Halloween!
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