Campus drag show debuts – Andrea Winter

Washington University will give students the chance to watch professional drag queens perform and participate in gender-bending fun at the University’s first annual Drag Show this Friday at the Gargoyle.

“Students can expect a fun, loose atmosphere and to enjoy something they may not have attended before,” said junior Lori Weingarten, the co-president of Pride Alliance who spearheaded the drag show.

Weingarten came up with the idea for the show a year ago after attending Webster University’s 10th annual Drag Show with other students. He joined a drag show committee which was formed last semester, and Weingarten’s vision will finally come to fruition tonight. Although this is the first year that a drag show has been officially sponsored by a student group, the first drag show on campus dated back to 1998.