Drag Warz

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2015 by

A while back, I posted about some of the things I have never done during my time as a student at Concordia. One of those things was that I have never been to Cornstock. Well, Saturday night was Cornstock and I was not present there. So I’m four for four! Instead, I accompanied my friend Jimmy to East Grand Forks as he performed in Janessa Jaye Champagne’s Drag Warz.

This is a fantastic, out of the ordinary way to run a drag show. None of the performers knew how many songs they were performing or exactly which songs they were performing. Instead, they all spun a big wheel and whatever song it landed on was the song they had to perform. There were tons of twists and turns, like if it lands on another performer’s name they would have to perform the song as well.

There were also fun “chance cards,” such as the Girl Power card. If you landed on that card, you had extra time to prepare your performance while the other queens performed the Spice Girls! I have never seen a drag show quite like this. Plus, Janessa Jaye Champagne is such a treat to watch. I had a great time with Jimmy (Androgyna Galaxy) in East Grand Forks! Take that, Cornstock.

The always beautiful Androgyna Galaxy.

The always beautiful Androgyna Galaxy.

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I’m Dan. I am a Spanish major after studying music education for two years, and I am in the class of 2015. Being a newfound Spanish scholar after training to become a teacher shows my diverse interests—I love languages, I love music, and I love learning. Most importantly, I get a lot of fulfillment from advocacy. Most recently, I have been assisting the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired communicate via the telephone. My favorite things to do at Concordia are the CEC events like grocery bingo, theme dances, and trivia night. I grew up as the youngest of three children in the metropolitan town of St. Anthony Village, Minnesota. My house is literally a mile away from the city of Minneapolis, and I love every aspect of the city–unique shops, diverse people, and amazing arts.

When I’m with my friends, I enjoy playing board and card games (though they can get intense), watching TV and movies (I’m a huge fan of 30 Rock, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and reality TV), thrifting, and spending hours just chatting. Meeting friends who have these same interests as me has been one of the best parts of being at Concordia!