‘Legendary’ end-times party melts down summer

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If you’re not ready to hang up that Speedo or have been dying to try out that gas mask you secretly bought thanks to your Walking Dead, end of the world fetish, Legendary Children’s Nuclear Meltdown Beach Party is the place to get your kicks.

The festivities from Legendary Children and Wussy magazine go down on Friday at Heretic. Hosted by “Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 7” winner Violet Chachki – yes, that 'Hogtied' honey won! – Meltdown is the ultimate apocalyptic way to close out the summer.

Here are eight things you need to know before working your look and working your way over to the event.


DJ King Atlas


Cutie DJ King Atlas is also scheduled to be on hand to mix up the dance party with guest DJ Robert Ansley opening.


Masc meets femme


If you're asking, 'What about my regularly scheduled man-on-man dance party at Heretic?' While it's true that the Legendary event invades, the hunky, hairy guys you're used to seeing will be there letting loose amind the melee. Everybody makes it a party.


The children are ‘Legendary’


The beach-bombastic night will explode with performances by Biqtch Puddin, Evah Destruction (photo), Arrianna Paris and Mo’Dest Volgare.


You do you.


There’s plenty of room for every queer in the village. Speedos, gas masks, leather gear, anyway you can sex up an Armageddon-esque ensemble is highly encouraged


Violet Chachki & Dax Exclamation Point


Since snatching the “Drag Race” crown, Miss Chachki has toured the world over. Playing host at Nuclear Meltdown is her homecoming, reuniting her with all her ‘Legendary’ friends and family.Savannah queen Dax is rumored to have filmed Season 8 of “Drag Race” this summer. Known for cosplay looks, she sashays into town for this soirree, and is incidentally drag mother to both Violet and local queen Brigitte Bidet.


Artsy roots


Legendary Children originally debuted as part of a controversial Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP). This show was the only ACP event that featured a live drag performance. “Team Legendary photographers document and celebrate Atlanta's young, rising drag queens as they hone their craft and build legions of fans.” A true testament to freedom of expression, Legendary Children strives to break down barriers and build queer acceptance and valid recognition in the South.


Party particulars


Legendary Children Atlanta’s Nuclear Meltdown Beach Party detonates Sept. 18, at Heretic 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. $5 cover before 10 p.m. $10 after. Legendary Children’s next Heretic party is set for Halloween night, hosted by Drag Race Season 7 fan favorite Katya. (Photo by Jon Dean)


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