Homecoming Queen Whore D’Ouvres preparing to disembark
HISTORYY IS MADE
39th INVASION POSTPONED: SAME TIME SATURDAY
By Jeannie Lieberman
Photos by Jeannie
Note from event organizer, Panzi
There are firsts for everything - and postponing the Invasion due
to weather this year was indeed a first. The decision was made after long
deliberations and discussions with Ken Stein - we both agreed it would be in
the best interest of everyone to move the Invasion to Saturday.
If we kept the Invasion on Friday, it would have hurt everyone.
The revelers would be much less, as who would want to dress and parade in the
rain. The crowds in the Pines would be less - who would want to stand in the
rain. And the businesses overall would be hurt as the Invasion has become an
important day for them.
Saturday gives all the opportunity to fully enjoy the Invasion in
the true spirit it was meant: a day of camp, festivities and mutual benefit to
Hang on to your hair! Panzi’s wardrobe malfunction: her wig blew
off but Drag Repair came to the rescue
History of the Invasion for newbies (are there any?)
The Invasion started 39 years
ago when a few bored Grove drag queens Led by Teri Warren decided to take a
water taxi to the Pines where they were denied entrance to a well known watering
hole because it conflicted with the Pines’ ban on cross dressing. She then went
back to the Grove and got friends who then, en
masse, invaded the Pines, and it has become a friendly and fun tradition
ever since. Panzi was one of those original invaders, and has led the parade of
invaders ever since. Sayville Ferry owner Ken Stein has transported the parade of
the invaders every year.
They now average 300 strong occupying a special ferry which sails
into the harbor (I toot the horn since all the queens are waving and Capt.
Stein has to maneuver between the yachts lining the harbor – who toot back
whatever signal I give – my moment!)
It’s a real show biz moment as they are greeting by a cheering crowd
It is an amazing flurry of feathers and frocks, sequins, jewels,
rainbow colored wigs, 12 inch high heels, and every costume imaginable. It never
gets old and the creativity each year is astounding. Its like backstage at the
This creative creature was so tall…
she provided shade for me
Ann Phentermine helps a “sister”
Bella poses demurely in front of packed ferry
Demi Tasse and friend a gorgeous couple
Creature of the Sea
Lorraine and her patriotic Pines friends
Drag superstars Charity, Beach debris and Uneeda Dune
Grove Landscaper wearing his garden
The Boobie Twins
Me and my fans!
The ever popular/needed Drag Repair
Ferry Captain Ken Stein saved the day!
Final note from Panzi:
It was a little less -- we lost a few people who had planned on
Friday and could not make Saturday - I know of about 25 there ---
Nevertheless it was 300, bigger than ever
We used a smaller boat back was because Ken had to accommodate the
regular schedule - there was a major conflict - so he had to improvise
Nest year is the 40th Invasion - and it will be bigger and better
THANK GOD WE MOVED IT TO SATURDAY!