There is still time to make plans to attend the The 13th Annual Drag San Francisco King Contest later this month. The show, produced by DragStrip Productions, is the biggest Drag King Competition in the World. There will be a wide variety of entertainment including musical productions, penetrating performances, and feats of entertainingly unbridled masculine stamina and staying power. The event takes place on August 16 at 8 p.m. at the DNA Lounge.

 "The San Francisco Drag King Contest is a mash-up of the Miss America Pageant, American Idol, Halloween and a Monster Truck Show," said impresario Fudgie Frottage.  

Virile Virtuoso, Fudgie Frottage, "The Man with The Biggest Balls in Show Business," and Internationally Renowned Burlesque Chanteuse, Comic and Siren, The Indra, as "The Indro vs. The Indra," a bi-sexual, bi-polar, half male, half female character, return to preside over the festivities as Masters (and 1/2 Mistress) of Ceremonies. 

“It's a huge event,” said judge Simone DeLaGetto.   “Everyone dresses up in their finest. It's a celebration of ‘being,' not just expressing yourself as a gender — a celebration of self, of being able to go out and have a good time.   And, at the same time, there's a part that's just over-the-top cheesiness.   But the energy is so high.”

The star-studded event will showcase Fakin' Aiken, reigning 2007 Solo King for his impeccable Clay Aiken impersonation, The Pacmen, 2007 troupe winners for their flawlessly dazzling choreography, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, glamorous aerialist burlesque troupe, and special guest, Electro, The Pop n' lock King, San Francisco Drag King 2000 titleholder.

Contestants are judged on talent, creativity, studliness, sex appeal, originality, humor, make-up/facial hair, and fashion by the illustrious panel of celebrity judges, including 2006 Drag King Titleholder, Buck Naked, Simone DeLaGetto of Harlem Shake Burlesque, and Sister Roma of The Tim and Roma Show and Hot House Video.

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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