King Night Comes to Buffington’s

By Brooke Moore

An overwhelming amount of people flooded Buffington’s for their first ever King Night performance on March 10.

Unlike any other drag show held in downtown Milledgeville, this show focused primarily on the impersonations of male performers by four talented community members.

“I thought it would be interesting to host just a King night,” Grace Nichols, the LGBT coordinator at Georgia College said. “It’s different than any other show we have done and I felt like it would draw an interesting crowd and allow for everyone to throw identity out the window and just have a good time.”

The show consisted of four performers, primarily all community members, who took on different personas and gave the audience an unforgettable experience.

“Drag is a way for me to escape from the world,” Leone Wolfe, a performer in the show said. “It’s a way for me to have fun and entertain people and I love seeing the shock and surprise on people’s faces when I come onto the stage.”

There was a variety of talent displayed, such as singing, acting and dancing, that the audience was able to enjoy and take part in.

“It’s been a ton of fun,” Alexa Williams, the host for the show said. “This is my first experience being a part of the show as opposed to just attending and it has been exciting just being able to open my mind and heart to the beauty that is drag.”

The entire night was full of cheers and laughter as the performers expressed themselves through phenomenal performances.

“I thought it was definitely interesting,” Anna Nease, a sophomore athletic training major said. “The performers did a really great job and it was a lot of fun!”

The show was held as a fundraiser for a local family of ten, the Jackson family, whose house recently burned, destroying most of their personal belongings.

“We have raised money for different organizations in the past but this is the first time that the proceeds from our show are going to help a local family,” Nichols said.

The night deemed to be a huge success and a lot of fun for the performers and audience members alike. The next drag show will be a campus drag show on April 28.

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