A working holiday of sorts and unexpected performance, when friend Joshua Grannell got in touch to say that he was bringing his alter-ego Peaches Christ and the All About Evil roadshow to LUFF: Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Switzerland. Being substantially closer to the UK than San Francisco, myself and the Ultra Violets (Stef Elrick and Laura McGee) decided to call ‘road trip!’ and join Joshua, trixxie carr, Tria Connell and Sam Cortez Sharkey in their adventures. In a change from my prior support role as a junkie usher, I instead stepped into some curled slippers to introduce the performance, creating and unveiling the figure of Roy Hypnol – charlatan Victorian hypnotist! All went well until, during the Gore Gore Girls dance number, my turban unravelled and I finished up clutching a collapsed tent of loose red fabric to my scalp. Joshua reassured me that no drag/alt-drag queen can be considered ‘baptised’ until her wig falls off on stage, so I now consider myself dunked, drenched and dripping.
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