Big bonnets, big crowds at Drag Races [photos]

Add this share


VIEW PHOTOS | Armorettes Annual Easter Drag Races @ Blake’s

imageSome gay folks head to church on Easter, dusting off their Sunday best for the annual holy day pilgrimage. Others grab their best bonnets and hit the drag races with the Armorettes.

The latter was the case for hundreds of people on Sunday, some of whom donned their drag best for the annual event. This year, participants turned the Piedmont Avenue parking lot behind Blake’s into a patio playground of drag performances, hunks stripping off their shirts to celebrate the arrival of warm weather, contests and an Easter celebration fit for, well, queens.

imageThe Armorettes host the event and replaced their usual weekly show with the Easter Drag Races, interspersing their lip-synching performances among contests that included trash bag fashion, musical chairs, condom blow-up, a drag race, Jell-O shooter toss and naming the best Easter bonnet. There were plenty of contestants.

Bake’s cordoned off the parking lot, flushed out their bartenders and served cocktails all afternoon. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. and continued for hours, even after the heat proved overwhelming for the sound system.


Project Q Atlanta goes on hiatus after 14 years

On Sept. 1, 2008, Project Q Atlanta promised a hyper-local “queer media diet” for Atlanta. The site set out to bring LGBTQ news, in-depth...

Photos catch Purple Dress Run invading Midtown

After three years of pandemic-inflicted limitations, Atlanta’s gay rugby squad let loose on one of its most popular events. The Atlanta Bucks Purple Dress...

Ooo Bearracuda: Photos from Bear Pride’s Main Event

The seventh annual Atlanta Bear Pride hit the ground running on Friday with packed houses at Woofs, Heretic and Future. Turned out, they hadn’t...

Atlanta Bear Pride set to go hard and long all weekend

That low, growing growl you hear is a nation of gay bears headed for Atlanta Bear Pride this weekend. By the time they arrive,...

PHOTOS: Armorettes bring back Easter Drag Race magic

Gay Atlanta’s queens of do-good drag brought the sunshine to a cloudy afternoon on Saturday when Heretic hosted the triumphant return of Armorettes Easter...