Ohmigoodness, Chase done good. I had a BLAST on our most recent date night, which was dinner and a drag show. Chase needed to scope out some local queens and their comedy chops to cast in a project, so I was overjoyed with YASSS QUEEEEN when I heard what we were going to do. First of all, I’m a terrible Atlantan, because I had no idea that LIPS – Atlanta was even a thing. Had I known about it, I would have been attending monthly for the visual candy and gut busting comedy. That being said, we started our plans by calling for reservations (a true must!).
We were seated right next to the stage amongst heavy Halloween decor (it was only days before the Day of the Dead) at a table for two, and were immediately visited by a very tall queen with a fabulous ombre wig. The few queens that served the dining room before the show were the same gals that we would see onstage during the night, and they were ON POINT to serve and then SERVE.
I was shocked (though I don’t know why) to see such an amazing dinner deal advertised at the table. $20 for three tasty courses, which meant I had cash leftover to toss at the stage and wave while I sang and danced. The evening cocktails were frozen Cosmos (you really need to try these!) that were only $5 for a huge glass. I had… at least two!
Dinner was large enough for a group, and I ended up carrying the rest of my vodka penne home with me. It was even better the next day, so the chefs here aren’t skimping on flavor! Chase had Kick the Bitch cocktail, which I tasted and would absolutely order. Folks all around the dining room were celebrating birthdays, bachelor and bachelorettes (we should really take Sally, y’all!) and could opt to come on stage for a song, photo and cupcake for $10… totally worth the fun!!
Tuesday night’s show was Twisted Broadway, which meant famous and beloved Broadway tunes lip-synced (for their life, obvs.) and morphed into hilarity, vaudeville, spoof, charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. And I LOVED IT. My favorite of the night? Edie Cheezburger’s Hello Dolly and Mary Poppins. I thought I was going to lose it between her emceeing and energy-filled performances when she started picking on Chase for being straight, married and a casting director. Chase was a great sport and I was falling on the floor laughing.
I’m sad to say that I can’t remember this next Queen’s name, but she was so much fun! I felt like my brain was in meta mode when a drag queen emerged dressed like Ursula, who was also based on a drag queen… concept inception started and I was in awe. Plus, her twisted version of Poor Unfortunate Souls was TONS of fun! Y’all have to go see the show!
Dinner and a Drag Show was a huge hit for the both of us, and these monthly date nights have been SO GOOD for our relationship. If you missed our other date nights, be sure to look back at Glassblowing, Painting, Braves Baseball, Live Music Concert, Loser Buys Ice Cream, and TopGolf. We still have a few months to go… and I’m up next!