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slides: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons at Crystal Ballroom

Friday, February 13, 2015

 

Drag Race

Sharon Needles and Bianca del Rio onstage at RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons at Crystal Ballroom. Photo by Byron Beck.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons at Crystal Ballroom was a night of glitter, glam and glorious drag realness. 

Superstars and contestants from five years of the hit Logo television show "RuPaul's Drag Race" landed their drag-wagon onstage of the Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday night.

 And Oh. My. Gawd. It was fabulous. The deliciously long live show was devoured by the sold-out audience. And why wouldn’t it be?

Since the hostess, RuPaul Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, was unavailable due to commitments overseas, the night was emceed by Bianca del Rio, one of the most entertaining and outrageous drag queens/comics working the circuit today.

Other drag superstars onstage?

Sharon Needles, a performance artist/goth queen/cool ghoul, who is a lot sweeter in person than you would ever expect. Ivy Winters who did her own cirque-de-so-gay, slighty nerdy Vegas-style slight of hand (she would do very well on America’s Got Talent). Alaska Thunder F-word 5000, who pumped some of the only recognizable hits from RuPaul drag pantheon. Other major highlights? Adore Delano, who can actually sing and Raja who had nothing but love for Portland.  
 

 

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Sharon Needles onstage RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Miss Jane

Miss Jane was one of the many "stars" in the audience at  RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom.

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Sharon Needles

The performance of Sharon Needles was one of the highlights of the RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Sharon & Bianca

Sharon Needles and emcee Bianca del Rio bantering  and answering questions from Twitter during a non-musical moment of RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show during the "game show" section of their night at the Crystal Ballroom. 

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Raja during her performance at RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons showat Crystal Ballroom. 

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Raja

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Adore Delano did not lipsynch for her life, and actually belted out solid rock beats during her performance at RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Another shot of Adore Delano during her performance at  RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Drag Race's Willam, Samuel Thomas and friend outside the Crystal Ballroom during RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons.

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Local drag "star" Alexis Campbell Starr in the audience at RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Two of the hundreds of hottie guests at RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Emcee Bianca del Rio onstage at RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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Sharon Needles onstage RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show at Crystal Ballroom. 

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