For those who don’t know, this “Shady Tour” features past drag queens that were in RuPaul’s Drag Race. There are only three actual winners from either RuPaul’s Drag Race or RuPaul’s AllStars and they were Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, and Bob the Drag Queen.
If you have seen, for example, The Roast of Justin Bieber from Comedy Central, this is what it is except for drag queens going at each other. These sharp-tongued queens take to the stage with stingers and zingers from politics to love to social media and even their “sisters” on stage. Anything is fair game. It’s an evening of hilarious comedy, the shady way. The queens that were there were: Alaska, Kim Chi, Trixie Mattel, Jinkx Monsoon, Phi Phi O’Hara, Latrice Royale, and Bob the Drag Queen with Ginger Minj as the host.
The event took place at Pantages Theater in Minneapolis on April 13 and it was sold out. If you were a die-hard or super fan, you were given the opportunity to get VIP tickets for premium main floor reserved seats plus meet and greet and pictures with the queens along with an autographed official tour poster.
I went with my best friend and we could not stop laughing at the burns made to each queen. It was filled with knee-slappers and “Oh my God” moments that made it a fun-filled Thursday night. I can’t really pick which queen was the best with their shade, but each queen had their own way of bringing out their shade that it made the roasting even better. If they come back, I definitely will be going again.
One thing that was so great about the roast is that even after all that was said, the queens are still sisters to each other to this day. No matter what, at the end of the day, these drag queens are there for each other as so are those in the LGBT community with what’s been going on in the world today. We all have thrown shade at each other, but what matters is that there is still love for each other. Spread love and not hate.