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RVA drag queens adapt during COVID-19, book driveway shows

Posted at 12:04 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 12:13:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Drag queens in the River City have come up with a unique way to keep performing amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Michelle Livigne, who has been a drag entertainer for 12 years in Richmond, said she jokingly posted on social media about booking drag queens for driveway performances.

Livigne was stunned when more than 40 homes had been booked within 72 hours.

She said performing allows the artists and their audiences to have fun during these stressful times.

"It's like therapy, it's an escape," Livigne said. "Anytime you see a drag queen you can just jump into a whole different scene, a whole different world. And be like, 'Well, This is me and this is how I am and I am so happy to be here.' And when the drag show's over whole, the first thing you go is, 'Why'd it stop?'"

Folks interested in booking a driveaway show can contact drivewaydragshow@gmail.com

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