Oh Canada….

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“Oh Canada, our home and native land….” Alright, I don’t know any more, but for those who are clueless, those are the first seven words in Canada’s national anthem. It’s kinda catchy but I haven’t just yet. Anyhoo, this is another one of those blogs where I update you all on my latest discovery about my new home. I have to say that I am loving TURANNO!!!!!

I went to a drag show last weekend, yes, go ahead and judge me now, call a friend and tell them…*rolling eyes* Are you back now? Good! So I went to the drag show and I loved it. My mother called me while I was heading there, I told her I was going “clubbing”, did I lie? I don’t think I did. Anyway, I had to rush off the phone when I got to the venue for fear she may pick up on something, yeah I know she on the phone, but that woman has always been able to know what I was doing before I did it. I was nervous like a ballerina stepping on a scale when I entered the venue, but I left the show asking why people hate on homosexuals so much, especially men? I’ve asked people who’ve been vocal about maiming and killing gays if they know any personally and they have all said no, so it makes me wonder where this deep hatred comes from.

Anyway, the club was pumping. I had a lot of fun and I laughed hard and enjoyed myself thoroughly. Aside from a straight Zimbabwean friend of mine who was approached by a girl, it was pretty incident free, no one approached me or even asked for my number….not sure if this is a good thing…but I’m not complaining. So the drag queens performed songs from musicals, tv shows, mainstream divas, some underground divas and even dancehall acts, yes, Lady Saw, Spice and Pamputee were present and they WORKED!

I’ve seen drag queens on TV, on posters and on-line, but nothing prepared me for them in person. They have a presence, it felt  like I was among goddesses. They stood on stage with their flawless make-up, lace-front wigs, and sky high heels, which I’m sure the average woman would not handle, and they commanded the stage. I realize the venue had a large amount of heterosexuals, mainly women, something you would never find in Jamaica and I seriously think it is our loss as a nation. I think Jamaica could have drag shows that people would talk about for days. We would have drag queens fly in from across the world to compete. This would be a good source of income for Jamaica, hey, it could ease the pressure on JEEP, I wonder how Lucretia would feel about it, hmmm.

Needless to say I had a great time. Would I go again? Hell yeah, in a heartbeat. I am a free spirit, one of those who live to break conventional rules. Who made these rules anyway? Life is just for living and I intend to do so. I not sit and wait patiently for the call from my pastor and that r the truth 😀

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