We’re excited to announce Project Q’s Bestest of the Best of Gay Atlanta winners during Thursday’s Bestest Bash. RSVP to join the party, but not before you get a load of some off-the-wall ballot answers.
There are some snarky-ass bitches out there. So of course we love you just that much more. We knew we’d be in for some surprise upsets if we provided a write-in category, but we didn’t figure just how many jokesters in the crowd would take the opportunity to make our day with a laugh.
Here were some of the best write-in votes that never had a chance in hell of topping the categories but are winners in our book.
10. “Anyone but…”
Yes, you may have thought you were being original, but several voters took the chance to express your displeasure with one or more finalists by calling them out on a ballot that only the Project Q guys will ever see. Well played.
9. Bestest Place to Pick Up a Girl
It’s a tie for our favorite answers, and we wish these write-in campaigns could have picked up momentum. The Bestest Place to Pick Up a Girl? How about Dyke March and Amber Taylor. Yes, that would be A&E finalist and rocker Amber Taylor of the Sexual Side Effects as the Bestest Place to Pick Up a Girl. We asked, and she said, “Ha! I wish.”
8. Bestest First Date
For one gal we know and love but won’t name over the whole secret ballot thing, the answer for the best place for a first date was simple: “Her house.”
7. Bestest Place of Worship
At least one voter bends knee at a different kind of alter on Sundays: “Any gay bar.”
6. Bestest Drag Show
Instead of writing answers, one person with time on his hands asked a lot of questions instead. And provided a few soliloquies. “Is there another drag show other than the Armorettes? If so, write me back and let me know because I’m always looking for something to do. I heard Atlanta was a drag town, but since I got here I don’t get out much.” No shit.
5. Bestest Strong Drinks
While the top contenders Swinging Richards and Amsterdam battled it out for the win, a beer drinker makes a valid point: “Bud Light is the same everywhere.” Another thrifty queen said, “My house, Casa de Drunkety.”
4. Bestest Drag Queen
“My mom.” Need we say more? Yeah, thought so.
3. Bestest First Date
The voter referenced in #6 above was full of advice, too. We thought this was one piece of it that guys might like to heed. “The best place for a first date is anywhere but Grindr. Put down your phone and get to know me before we yank on each other’s privates.” Yeah, that answer didn’t win. And he didn’t provide us his profile name or pic so you can avoid him.
2. Bestest Haircut
A beloved longtime local drag queen dispenses with salons and barbers altogether. “Wigs R Us” was her favorite haircut. We do not want to know what’s under there.
1. Bestest Karaoke
That’s easy, says one shouter. “NOWHERE!!!!”
For those who took the voting a little more seriously, find out who won these and many more categories at Thursday night’s Bestest of the Best of Gay Atlanta Bash. DJ Diablo Rojo, Radial bites, specialty Q-tails, Jungle Atlanta and you. Come hang out with us.