INVASION ’08: PROUD & POLITICAL AND PATRIOTIC
The 33rd, since its inception in ’76,
included participants dressed in their finest, or cleverest, (or tackiest)
despite the threat of rain and the dreaded heat & humidity that are a drag
queen’s nightmare. “We have over 300 ugly people going to the Pines” bellowed Panzi continuing “I don’t mean to be mean but I can’t help
Heralded by MC Panzi’s timely announcement “I have some really bad news for you, Jesse Helms died this
morning…we can all celebrate!” adding “Now is the time to register and vote to
get rid of the people who are killing us” heralded the Invasion’s political
theme which included 12 of America’s First Ladies from Abigail Adams, Dolly
Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mamie Eisenhouer, to Pat Nixon, Jackie Kennedy, and
Barbara & Laura Bush, the
terrific trio of Hillary, Bill & Chelsea, Michelle Obama (“I am finally
proud of my country”), Coco & Margo twin brides for Same Sex Marriage,
partners for 20 years - Coco was
12, Margo 30, (per Panzi) – the new Homecomng Queen Margo promised she would be political.
Outstanding were the 10 Belvedere Belles (Slutty
Belle, Piggy, Krystal, Bunny, Aneeda, Darlen, Opal, Ruby, Betty et al). Brooke Haven and Beth
Page were there, Misty Meaner, Ursala Major (with
shoe problems), Carmen America (Darryl who outdoes himself every year) and
amazing White Trash Girls: Beach Debris, Yanita Recycle, Greta Garbage & Dixie Dumpster (its clean fill trash, pickup is
Tuesday) the Girls from Uranus, Clamidia Burns (all
the way from Oregon), the Mahjong Club of Massapequa (all in leopard nighties & hats), Rhoda Dendrom, Anita Pill, Betty Rehab, Taffetta, RG Joyce Rogers, the elegant Blanche DuBois , the Lemon Drop Judges (aka Golden Girls),
celebrities: Wonderwoman, Cher, Liza, Shirley Temple;
Lola Galore, flame haired Urban Sprawl, Fatal Fawcett, Ann Phetermine,
and so many many more….
Here are but some
Photos by Jack Quinn
Jeanne Skinner in the Royal Box
Herded by Panzi
Awaiting the ferry
Finally on board and off to the Pines
Photos by Jeannie Lieberman
As Cherry’s cheered
PINES BOYS MISBEHAVING!!!
Happy to serve you………
Drag Repair really busy!
OK Everybody SIT DOWN for GROUP PICTURE!!!