By Cameron Rasmusson
If you’ve never seen the QueenB. Drag Show, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Raucous, rowdy and full of attitude, the performances show a side of local community members you’ve never seen before. And there’s no better time to catch the show than the Halloween season, when there are more than a few extra tricks and treats in store for the audience. It all goes down Saturday, 8-12 p.m. at the Sandpoint Eagles Club, 1511 John Hudon Ln. The cover charge is $6, and the show starts at 9 p.m. The show is restricted to age 21 and up, and drinks are available for purchase from the Eagles.
“This is our fifth year hosting shows in Sandpoint, and as you know, anything in Sandpoint that can last for that long is doing something,” said Corbin Thicke and Misty Boxx, performers and organizers of the QueenB. shows.
Given it is the fifth annual Halloween show, you won’t get the full experience unless you turn out in costume. It also opens up the chance to win cash prizes for best costume. Of course, whether or not you come in costume, and no matter what your age, gender or sexuality may be, you can expect a welcoming environment.
“Drag shows provide a very inclusive environment whether you are a part of the (LGBTQ) community or not — all are welcome,” said Thicke and Boxx. “This no-holds-barred inclusive environment is palpable, and I think that environment is what keeps people coming back.”
The organizers of QueenB. shows regularly donate time to organizations like Angels Over Sandpoint, the Area on Aging of North Idaho and PFLAG, so drag shows are a real community effort. Beyond that, however, it’s a chance for local LGBTQ community members to have fun and express themselves.
“Drag shows were born from the idea that Sandpoint needed a gathering place for the LGBTQ community of Sandpoint,” said Boxx and Thicke. “That, and we just wanted to have fun, spreading our message of love and acceptance.”