Saturday, October 15, 2011

Drag Queens Rule Over the Balcony

Posted By on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Amy Winehouse and Eartha Kitt joined Lady Gaga at the Balcony Club on Friday for a colorful performance from female impersonation troupe LipsInc!

A wide assortment of people crowded inside to clap, whistle and cat call at performers Martini, Victoria, Brenda Star and special guest Christina Champagne.

"We're packed," said Martini, the organizer of the show. "We had a waiting list and reservations for over 190 people."

Lips Inc! performs shows about five times a year but also does private parties when requested. The ladies' next show will be a fundraiser in November to benefit the Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho.

As for their current show, which you can still catch tonight at Balcony, there was an eclectic cast of characters ranging from Disney to MTV. It seemed quite appropriate, especially considering the time of year.

"I enjoy the Halloween theme," said spectator, Jordan VanderKooi. "This is amazing."

Martini said the performers find their outfits from a number sources, sometimes from the Internet but also from locally-owned retail stores.

"One pair of shoes I wore tonight, I got from the Lux downstairs," she shared.

To be sure, there was nothing less than spectacular about the multiple makeup and wardrobe changes.

"The costumes are awesome," VanderKooi said.

More on tonight's performance here.

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