“Listen- I’ve been around the block”
“Bitch- I am the block”
On Thursday nights the house blues band at Bob and Barbara’s takes a break and makes way for the oldest running drag show in Philadelphia. The saucy Miss Lisa hosts a wild round of performances—some polished, some not so much—from the city’s most impressive drag queens in a welcoming and supportive environment. Miss Lisa’s witty commentary invokes some of the emcee styles from New York’s vogue era, popularized recently in the documentary Paris is Burning. (i.e. performers and guests work for free-drink tickets, they refer to them as “food stamps”).
$7 gets you in the door and a free drink ticket. $3.50 citywide special means that you’ll be wet and ready for that next Beyonce song. Gays and straights of all ages and colors welcome. (Probably why I saw a well-lubed mother-daughter duo twerk all over each other for a foodstamp). Having a good time here is easy, remembering what you did isn’t.