Trannyshack, a monthly
San Francisco drag club that has drawn big crowds since its 1996 creation, came to Los Angeles for a one-time show Friday. The event featured performances by Fade-Dra Phey, Devan M, Rudeness, Raya Light, Vicky Vox, Toxic Waist, Michael Mercy Fuque Ryan, Grace Towers, Phyllis Navidad, Lil Miss Hot Mess and Tammie Brown.
Below, check out photos from photographer Matt Baume.
Stage guardians protect the wings. Shiny performers wait to go on. Today’s special is chicken cutlets. Smokey models set the house on fire. Beards and eyebrows do battle. There’s a nautical theme. Onlookers jostle for position by the stage. Heklina is haunted by a mysterious specter. Stage hands affix the performer in place. A throng builds. Grace Powers casts her spell. Sister Indica delivers important charitable news. Lil Miss Hot Mess brought her own lips. Cupcake Cannes’ is having one of her moments. Wire hangers are unwelcome during this portion of the evening. The drama starts with Cupcake Cannes. Somebody brought the axe. Tammie Brown is a special kind of crazy. Tammie reminds us that her music is available on iTunes. Devan M rises from the grave on the third day. Devan M’s backup dancers know the score. Devan M sheds apparel. A surprise visitor pops through some legs. A crack team of acrobats. Devan M assembles into Megazord. Hard to tell where one creature starts and another ends. Heklina is buffeted by a strong breeze. Watch out for spillage from Rudeness’ bottle. Rudeness gets intense. Fade-Dra Phey applies cosmetics. The importance of layering. Heklina is truly, truly, truly outrageous. Hi Fashion knows they’re amazing. Jen DM toys with her hair. A celebration of balloons. Hi Fashion bumps asses. The clothes become fewer in number. Raya Light plays all innocent. Raya trims her merkin. Live goldfish were employed as breast padding. Vicky Vox has to laugh. Vicky has a message for the crowd. A surprise appearance by what appears to be Hommen. Mario Diaz approves.