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"Elegance, sophistication... and cunning stunts"

Mon 3 Jul 2006 In: Events

A one-night festival of drag descended upon Hamilton last weekend, complete with puppetry, stunts and a tribute to trolley dollies. The drag revue, Show us Your Hits, was a feature of the River City's biannual ‘Fuel Festival', coordinated by the Waikato's Miss Gloriousole. “The divine, the sublime and the ridiculous were celebrated in drag queen style,” says Miss Gloriousole. Polyfilla entertained the crowd with her “cunning stunts” in what is likely to be her last Hamilton performance before leaving New Zealand shores; and up-and-coming ‘comic divas' Kizzy and Peg performed as trolley dollies before a packed crowd "who could barely contain themselves." Gloriousole also reports rousing numbers by Auckland's Queenie Aotearoa; a ‘duet' hilariously delivered by Maia Klunt and her special friend, the puppet; and the show was topped off with a performance by Miss Beaver Brown. Another Auckland import, Fonda Boyz, showed Hamiltonians “the faces of drag elegance, beauty and sophistication as only she can deliver,” according to Miss Gloriousole who says the audience responded with great gusto to “the greatest drag extravaganza the city had ever seen.” “This event wouldn't have been possible just five years ago,” admits Miss Gloriousole, who is sure that in two years' time, when the Fuel Festival rolls around again, “the drag revue will have secured its spot as a ‘can't-miss' show on the Festival calendar.” David Parrish - 3rd July 2006    

Credit: David Parrish

First published: Monday, 3rd July 2006 - 12:00pm

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