Monday, April 9, 2012

LipsInc!'s Easter Bunnies Pay Boise a Visit

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Easter Bunnies line the stage at Balcony.
  • Easter Bunnies line the stage at the Balcony Club for LipsInc!’s show Saturday, April 7.

The intro to Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” pounded as I saddled up on a front barstool at the Balcony Club for LipsInc!’s Easter Bunny show. The androgynous beauties ordering at the bar could have made David Bowie blush. Audience member Taylor Shelp turned and said excitedly, “It wouldn’t be a drag show without this song.”

Until April 7, I was a drag show virgin—and LipsInc! was a pretty enjoyable escape from said virginity.

Martini emceed the event and warned the crowd right off the bat: "The more you drink, the better we look, and to be honest, it’s going to take shots.”

The show host continued by thanking the audience for taking part in LipsInc's 15 years as Boise’s first professional female impersonation troupe.

LipsInc’s newest talent, Nikoa Mak, might have stolen the show if it weren’t for the bodacious Bridgette Diamond Halston. It was a toss-up between Mak’s acts that dripped with sex vs. Halston’s hilarious performances as a dominatrix. and a walker-wielding nursing home resident.

Mak is a stunning 90 pounds, but Halston is a bit healthier. In a black-strapped unitard, Halston brought the audience to its knees as she twisted up stage-stairs in trained command of her leather figure.

Both were excellent portrayals of how diverse Boise’s drag scene actually is. There wasn’t an open seat in the house, and crowd members included executives in pinstripes sharing a row with Kuna types.

And good news for the under-21 set: LipsInc! announced that it will finally be holding an all-ages show at Boise State next year. The next LipsInc! show is scheduled for Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9.

<del>Halston</del> Martini is woman, hear her roar.
  • Halston Martini is woman, hear her roar.

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