Philly Drag Queens Attempt to Break World Records at The Trocadero
We all know Brittany Lynn as “Philly’s hardest working drag queen,” but she’s also one of our most ambitious. She lugs that tall hair and those long legs from here to Atlantic City and back again performing, filming episodes of her gossip show, and, in my opinion, always pushing the envelope to bring a spotlight to the city’s drag community. Case in point: Did you see the drag queens leading the historically hetero Mummers Day Parade last year? She did that.
Her latest feat is to break multiple world records at The Trocadero in Night of 100 Qweens. At press time, she’s assembled 104 drag queens to hit the stage at The Troc in the attempt to surpass the Guinness World Records title holder in “Largest Drag Queen Show” (current record is 39), and two other non-Guinness records “Most Drag Queens Performing at the Same Time,” and, why not, “World’s Largest Drag Queen Selfie.”
She’s pulled together queens from a variety of “families” in Philadelphia, including her own Drag Mafia, The Goddess Isis’s Sinful Sundays crew, the girls from Bob and Barbara’s, and even a group of amateurs from the recent Philly Beauty Ball, and more. For you star-seekers, RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Phi Phi O’Hara will also be joining the ladies.
There will be a few solo performances and duets—from O’Hara, Brittany Lynn and Sandy Beach, etc…—and then a big group number to close out the show: “The Body Electric” from the musical Fame, which Brittany says is the absolute gayest thing she could come up with.
“It has always been a dream of mine to bring together all of the girls from every community into one gigantic venue,” Brittany tells me. “This event will not only showcase the queens from all over the Tri-State area, but it will prove the strength that we are capable of when working together as the biggest drag family in history. It shows that Philadelphia is the gayest and most magical city. … I don’t think people realize how lucky we are to have a city that’s so supportive. This event is a way to give back to two amazing charities, and bring even more recognition to the city that loves us back.”
The two charities she’s mentioning is MANNA, an organization that works to provide meals to folks in the region who are suffering from life-threatening diseases like HIV, and OPAL, the William Way Center’s new umbrella LGBT sports league.
The history-making event takes place on Friday, December 12th at The Trocadero. Tickets and more information can be found here.