So my turn was over and I was absolutely overwhelmed with the excitement of it all!
I could finally relax and watch all the other spectacular acts served up by San Francisco’s newest assortment of Faux Queens.
Most contestants stuck with the fairy-tale theme, creating fantasy worlds of damsels in distress, fetish dream sequences, Little Mermaids, campy red riding hoods and of course the winning piece which was a tribute to the popular TV series Game of Thrones.
I got a bit tip happy during the remaining acts, continuously dropping dollar bills into the pumpkin buckets travelling through the audience via volunteer queens and kings. Tips were counted towards points for contestants and I was so impressed by the quality of performances that my purse drained of all its cash quickly.
Before crowning, last year’s winner Lady Satan performed her mesmerising step down number in an incredible candelabra costume which was removed in pieces throughout her burlesque inspired drag.
We were all hustled back on stage for crowning, where the 1st and 2nd runners up were announced (Gurleen & Hazzard Strange); both were fabulous and creative performances, well deserving of a place in the top three.
Finally Ms Faux Queen 2013 was announced (Cara Couture) and she completed her victory lap on the princess platform carried by 6 gorgeous white horses.
Before we knew it, all the contestants and back up dancers were down stairs again packing up their props and makeup. Many made their way onto another club to celebrate the night and soak up all the faux queen brilliance.
After an incredibly busy week which began with approximately 26 hours of international travel, I was exhausted and decided to stick around to help pack up and then hit my pillow for a well-deserved SLEEP!
And that brings me to the end of the Faux Queen Pageant story! Congratulations to Cara Couture on her incredible performance which earned the title for 2013. I know she spent many many months meticulously planning every detail and her intricate preparations resulted in an impressive and fierce display. Werq!
Now I have only a few blogs left to summarise my second week in San Francisco!