Glitter. Glamour. Confidence.
Carnegie Mellon’s second annual Drag Bingo in McConomy Auditorium was nothing less than impressive. The event, hosted by SLICE and ALLIES, was fantastic. The line for the event went straight out the door, along the hallway and up the stairs to the second floor, and for good reason!
Upon entrance to the event, each audience member received two bingo cards that they would use to participate in the games. Double the fun and double the chance to win some prizes, with the small exception of a few lucky audience members, who got a lucky third card under their seats (shh)! Additionally, some yummy treats for snacking were provided by the hosts.
After taking a seat, the show proceeded, beginning with an introduction from senior business student Leo Galvan. Following the introduction, the moment everyone in the audience had been waiting for arrived: seeing Lola LeCroix, a Pittsburgh favorite, and Sharon Needles, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4. Lola LeCroix took the stage fiercely, with attitude and a phenomenal stage presence, dancing and having a great time entertaining the audience. Sharon Needles followed her. Both were equally incredible performances, with the crowd frequently erupted in cheers and clapping.
Keeping the night light and fun, Lola and Sharon recounted stories of their past performances and life experiences, roasted some special audience members and laughed along with everyone.
Games were played throughout the night with exciting prizes such as a coffee machine, travel voucher, Amazon gift card, restaurant gift cards, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama tickets, a mini speaker, and a Carnegie Mellon blanket!
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and night, and truly a wonderful time and an exciting event to take part in. Thank you to SLICE and ALLIES for hosting and inviting Lola and Sharon to perform!
It was FABULOUS!