Button Will puts makeup on for the first time in preparation for their Queerpocalypse performance. While it was the first time Will had done drag, they grew up taking dance classes and said they enjoy being in the spotlight.
Dominique Noel waits before performing Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me,” her first drag performance ever. Her goal is to be on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Karess Ann Slaughter, the event’s host, was recently named Eugene’s best drag queen by Eugene Weekly. Sign language interpreters translated Slaughter and the other acts throughout the event.
Brynn Powell, who goes by the drag name Kat Daddy, performs the Black Key’s “Lonely Boy.” “I think the way they (Powell) do drag is really cool because it goes outside the typical binary of drag,” said Jager.
After finishing their modern dance performance of Sia’s “Alive,” Will collects dollar bills from the audience, a tradition in drag shows.