Yell Bingo and watch the fun fly – Maggie Downs

The woman licked her lips and fingered the tiny ball.

“If you want to date Michael Jackson, you must,” she hollered.

“B-14!” screamed the crowd in response.

Subsequent numbers received the same treatment.

“Wish I would’ve had a …”


“Not malignant but …”


This isn’t your granny’s bingo.

More like your trannie’s.

This is drag queen bingo – held every other Monday at Hamburger Mary’s in Palm Springs – which takes the boring, blue-haired version of the game and gives it a wig and a fresh coat of lipstick.

“What’s the name of the game?” yelled Bridgette of Madison County, the drag queen caller for the evening.