Black and Gold Drag Show



Wednesday October 17, 2012, students gathered in The Shack to watch the annual Black and Gold Drag Show organized by MU’s LGBTQ and Triangle Coalition. The evening was hosted by Triangle Co. president Taylor Dukes and local drag queen celebrity Miranda L’amour. Ms. L’amour, who hosts and performs at Columbia’s SoCo club, opened the evening with her performance of Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater.” Following her performance, MU students took to the stage performing a varied playlist that crossed many genres. Preforming to a slew of songs like “All American Nightmare,” “Please Excuse My Hands,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and “Brokenhearted,” just to name a few. The presenters impressed the crowd, evoking some audience members to even offer dollar tips.

One of the show participants, Sarah Stinson who performed under the stage name “Shane Styles” put on two great routines that were highlights of the night. As Stinson explained, for any performer a large audience can be intimidating, but love from the crowd can really lighten the nerves.

“ I really appreciate the crowd response; it gives you a boost of confidence and makes you feel prepared and comfortable to step on the stage. Once the music starts, you feel the energy and in return, you bring the energy in your performance,” said Stinson.

At the end of the night, no show-goer left unhappy as the show definitely delivered entertainment. For those who missed the show – no worries – LGBTQ hosts drag shows every semester and expects to have an even larger show next semester in April when they celebrate Pride month on campus.