This is the main event, are you ready!?
And as far as drag events to come to Manchester it really is the main event, if you are a drag fan there is no place you’d rather be that DXP2017. In a show that consisted of queens from across the UK and Europe as well as 7 Queens from Rupaul we were treated to over 3 hours of amazing performances.
It was only right that the show should start on a sombre note, the host of the event Paul McAvoy began the show with a tribute video for the 22 lives lost in our great city just a week before that shocked the country and the world. At the beginning of the night the total money raised was just over £900. By the end of the night that figure had gone up to over £2700, smashing the target by £700.
In terms of the show itself, the event was packed out and the show opened with sets from the Holy Trannity girls, HTC and the Dragged up before the girls from Rupaul got to do three songs or sets each. Some of the queens in attendance had never performed in Manchester before, these included Roxxxy Andrews, Trinity Taylor and Aja, the latter two who are both contestants of the season 9, the most recent series.
Major shout outs need to be given to Courtney Act, not only is she beautiful and have an amazing singing voice but that evening was not her only performance of the day, she also appeared at Bar Pop earlier that same afternoon. Another shout out goes to Adore Delano who is a seasoned regular at the events, she is the queen that has been booked more than anyone else for Holy Trannity events.
Overall this show demonstrates the very best of drag culture and we can only thank Paul McAvoy for taking up his birthday to host such an amazing event. We look forward to seeing a lot more of these as we have become accustomed to spectacle of these amazing shows.