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Drag show proceeds benefit Relay for Life

Elizabeth Britton, ‘Doah Staff Writer
March 4, 2015

“So we got here at six,” entertainer Chasity Vain says, “And they said, ‘The show is at eight.’ And I said, ‘Mmhmm.’” She looks down at her outfit and motions to her hair and makeup. “I said, ‘It takes more than two hours to do all of this.’”

For its third year in a row, Spiritual Life hosted the “Cancer is a Drag” show on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Goodson Chapel. The show did not start until about 15 minutes after the starting time since the performers still needed time to get ready. As Chasity Vain says, “I don’t know if y’all have ever been Cher before, but it takes a long time. It took her––how long? Like seventy something years to get it right? Who knows…”

But the show was worth the wait. The performers lip synced to songs by Queen and Cher, as well as newer songs by Britney Spears, Ke$ha and even “Frozen’s” “Let It Go.”

Godiva Goodness was the hostess of the evening, introducing all of the entertainment queens throughout the night. And, boy, did they entertain. Godiva Goodness even included her own rendition of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

Before the show, audience members had been given “Drag Dollars” as a form of payment for the entertainers. When an audience member was pleased with a performance, they would flash their “Drag Dollar” in the air and motion for the entertainer to come their way. With lap dances, fake strip teases and a birthday bash interlude, the show was filled with fun.

Entertainer Miss Gina Jordan says, “It takes a lot for men to get slung up like this. Whenever I try to get out of this corset, it’s like releasing the kraken. Trust me.” Miss Gina Jordan came on stage later with her corset undone and held it out to the audience. She says, “I told you: It’s like releasing the kraken.”

All proceeds from the show benefit the American Cancer Society and Shenandoah University’s Relay For Life.

If you missed out on this fundraising opportunity, get involved with Shenandoah University’s Relay For Life this Apr. 17 and 18. Contact student organizer Shelby DeHaven at sdehaven11@su.edu for more information.

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