7 Ladies, 4 Drag Queens and 14 Martinis = Bucket List

7 ladies, 4 drag queens and 14 martinis = bucket list stacey gustafsonDo you have a bucket list? I’ve always wanted to go to a drag show with my best friends. It’s seemed so daring, entertaining and theatrical, what’s not to like?!

Fortunately I live near San Francisco and it’s not too hard to find a first rate drag show, one where you seriously start to believe that the performers are REAL WOMEN. For a group of fun-loving ladies, Sunday’s a Drag at the Starlight Room in the Sir Frances Drake Hotel provided the perfect mixture of entertainment and naughty we craved. (PS. Don’t miss the YouTube video at the end.)

Seven Women

7 ladies, 4 drag queens and 14 martinis = bucket list stacey gustafson

Donna Sachet

Seven fearless women, decked out in their sparkliest outfits and highest heels, commandeered a long table near the stage. We cheered with about fifty other fans that filled the Starlight Room for their unique brunch.

Donna Sachet, the emcee, glided onto the stage, elegant in long gloves, and prepared us for the

afternoon’s entertainment, which consisted of standup comedy, impersonations and lip-syncing. Donna’s well known in San Francisco and was the first drag queen to sing the national anthem at At&T Park for the San Francisco Giants, 2009. If you don’t believe me check out her YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqCwo43dy8

More about Donna at http://www.donnasachet.com/about.html

Drag Queens

On stage danced the three Queens who I called Sporty Queen, Sultry Queen and Vavavoom Queen, aka Cassandra Cass. In a flurry of sequins and feathers, they boogied like mad to old and new tunes. Cassandra performance to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” rendered us speechless.

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Soon our group became the center of attention. I guess that’s what you get for being so close to the stage. We were groped and spanked the 7 ladies, 4 drag queens and 14 martinis = bucket list stacey gustafsonQueens, not always against our wishes. They mussed our hair and drew us into the show with questions like, “Honey, tell us, where do you get all your jewelry?”

The food was okay but we were there to see the Queens and they did not disappoint. At the end, they invited us to chat it up and posed for pictures. I must say it was a little disconcerting when these lovely ladies spoke in a deep alto voice. Sporty Queen thought one of my friends was the actress in “How to Get Away With Murder,” Aja Naomi King. Alas, she was wrong but it was fun to be mistaken for a Hollywood star. We’ll be back! Bucket list check off.

Sunday’s A Drag Facebook page


Read “Grandma Treats Us to a Drag Show” by Kelly McKenzie. Prepare for laughter.

*YouTube video provided by Laura and Dave. Thanks!

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  1. I love this stuff; hilarious! There used to be a Chinese restaurant/bar in NYC called Lucky Cheng’s with real deal drag queens. They’d do bachelorette parties too. It was a riot!

    • staceygustafson says

      A terrific idea for a bachelorette party. Too bad i don’t know anyone getting married. Mostly going to funerals at this point. Next up, Asia SF, a restaurant where all the staff is in drag.

  2. Followed all the links and watched all the videos! I went to one of those brunches in D.C. and I wold have probably enjoyed it more if I had gotten dressed to the nines instead of wearing jeans. BTW, if you haven’t been in San Fran for the Gay Pride Parade, you MUST! It’s a funny and surprisingly touching experience.

  3. Wow! Looks like fun! We’ve been to Beach Blanket Babylon a couple of times! It’s a San Francisco staple! You can’t beat The City for bawdy and raunchy, but all in fun, entertainment!

  4. Looks like great fun! Their legs, mercy, I wish!

  5. Ok stop the presses. I innocently popped in via Lisa Nolen and read this! I have been in that very lounge with my 89 year old mom and 17 year old son! Oh my gawd. So much to share and I’m on my iPhone. I’ll get back to you soon with a more embellished and worthy comment. So funny!

  6. I’ve been there! With my 88 year old mom and my 15 year old son. Oh now there’s a story. Thank you so much for resurrecting it. It’ll be my next blog post and I’ll certainly link to yours. Love this. I’ll share your version now. Thank you!

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