Thursday, April 23, 2009

You Haven't Been To Portland Till You've Been To Darcelle's

You haven't been to Portland till you've been to Darcelle's... that isn't actually the motto, but perhaps it should be because its true.

Darcelle VX & Company was pure fun and entertainment. They already have a motto, though: That's No Lady! That's Darcelle! - which is also true, as Darcelle is actually a 78 year old grandpa in fishnet stockings, a glittery sequined dress and quite a lot of makeup, singing along with show tunes in her own Broadway musical and comedy drag revue.

Hits from Chicago, like the Cell Block Tango, When You're Good To Mama and I Can't Do It Alone are just better when lip-synched by lovely ladies with luscious curves and an Adam's apple.

Rawr! Go Tina!

You Gotta Have a Gimmick from Gypsy... I thought this gimmick was pretty great. Especially when she played her trumpet with an uh... and an uh... and an uh... uh... uh.

A root, a toot, a toodli-a-da to toot toot toot
Bette showed us her legs and she shimmied along to The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

And I'm not gonna lie... I have never in my life looked as good as this when donning a tiger print dress and feather boa.

This Las Vegas-style cabaret has been entertaining show-tune humming, drag-loving gals like me for over 37 years and is still going strong. Leave it to Holly to take me out to a drag show on my first trip to Portland.

In the Portland area and looking for a fun night out? Be sure to visit Darcelle's!

208 N.W. Third Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Oh, and if you go to the late show... you might want to stay after for the male strippers at midnight... Holly and I didn't stay for that, so if you go, be sure to let me know how it was!



geekch1ck said...

Awww..I want to go to Portland. That looks like a lot of fun.

Cindys Creative Crochet said...

Looks like you 2 had a lotta fun! You make a great model too.

Momma J said...

What a blast! So glad you had fun!

Winklepots said...

Tee hee. :o) What's scary is a couple of those guys looked way better as women than we did. :oP

Oh Mandie said...

OMG I'm buying a plane ticket right now!

We have a fabulous gay bar here in town that does a drag review once a month, which is always spectacular.

As a honest and true lover of both show tunes and men dressed up as women I must say that I am incredibly jealous!

Leah said...

Looks like fun, I can't believe any of those "ladies" are 78!

Allie said...

What fun! Reminds me of "Birdcage" - one of my favorite movies! Love the Tina Turner!

Unknown said...

All that time I lived in Portland and we never went. Now I'm kicking myself. That looks like such fun.

Karen Faulkner said...

Wow. I must get to Portland one of these days.
Glad you're back, missed your fun bloggery!

Alyssa S. said...

Wow it looks like Tina was working it! I can't even imagine being out that late at night anymore :)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Thank you for the little slice of life. Kudo's to your friend!
By The Way...Great blog.

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