We’re almost ONE week away!!!
Can you believe the time has finally almost come for you to have the best weekend of your life at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2017?!? We can hardly believe it. There’s so much prep to do. Have you picked out your outfits yet?!?! AHHHHHH!!
Sure, your outfits, the panels you wanna see, queens you wanna meet and MORE are some of the most important aspects of DragCon, but there’s SO MANY things to do in New York City it can be intimidating if you don’t know where to begin.
That’s why we took the time to speak with the incredible Acid Betty! The Brooklyn-native is the PERFECT person to give you advice about the best drag shows, where to shop, find cute boys and MORE!
Check out our interview with Acid Betty below and be sure to snatch up your DragCon tickets NOW if you haven’t yet! Time is running out!!!
What’s your favorite place to catch a Drag Show in NYC?
“I always go to Metropolitan or a Macri Park in Brooklyn. You never know if you will see Thorgy pop-up screaming “mustard” chasing after Alotta McGriddles. Or a great fierce dance performance by the Queen of Shade, though I call her, Queen of Slay, Mizz Jade! Almost every night of the week Brooklyn features some of the up and coming drag stars as well as some of the most popular stars. Just go out and see who you will run into!”
Where do YOU go for the best boy-watching in NYC?
“Again, I like my boys a little rough around the edges, so I like the Brooklyn hangouts or the Eagle.. yea I said it, the Eagle!”
Do you have any hidden gem/secret NYC food spots?
“My favorite place to hear live music and singing, great service and food is Chez Josephine. 414 W. 42nd Street. French staples along with american standards (fried chicken) pair with piano music at this opulent restaurant, a tribute to Josephine Baker. I used to visit Jean-Claude Baker where he would remove the guests sitting at the best table for my guests and me. His spirit lives on along with Josephine Bakers.”
What’s your favorite place to go drag shopping (or regular shopping!) in NYC?
“THE JEWELRY DISTRICT! I always take my sisters to this area to get oversized over-the-top jewelry at very affordable prices. They sell earring and Large necklace packages from 15-40 dollars. Chi Chi Devayne and I spent over $500 combined in one visit. :X”
No matter how tourist-y (or NOT!) what’s the number one thing that you must-do whenever you’re in NYC?
“See a broadway show at an “affordable” price thanks to TKTS! Its always fun to spontaneously 2-3 hours prior to showtime run to TKTS located in the heart of Time Square and see what discount tickets are available for that night. Pick a show, run for some food and see great theater!”
RuPaul’s DragCon NYC is happening at the Javits Center on September 9 & 10th.
[Image provided to The WOW Report via Acid Betty.]
Written By: Chelsea Perrotty