Over the weekend I celebrated my 25th birthday among family and friends. My Mom kindly took the reins and planned dinner at an Italian restaurant before a drag show in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. I arrived at Julia’s prepared for an evening of fun. A few years ago I attended a really great drag show in San Francisco. I thought there was no way a show here in Seattle could be on the same level as the show I saw in San Fran (I don’t know where my doubt came from) but the performers at Julia’s completely surpassed my expectations. There were sparkles and backup dancers and divalicious sets…I was thoroughly impressed!
As it was my birthday the host did her best to include me in the wild rumpus. Before the show started I was called up to the front and given a cake I can only describe as “drag-tastic” (& certainly inappropriate for a professional setting) I was forced to place said cake in my mouth in front of everyone (including my uncle and step dad). Maybe you’re picking up what I’m throwing down…maybe you’re not, either way I have vehemently forbidden anyone in attendance from publishing said video on social media so you’ll have to just believe me when I say my discomfort was apparent. I was, however, happy I had gone with the cute but painful heels. If I had to behave awkwardly in front of a crowd the least I could do for myself would be to look cute.
The divas performing at Julia’s were incredibly talented. Cher, Katy Perry, Adele, Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears all made an appearance however my favorite diva was by far drag Taylor Swift (but who is surprised by that admission?). The performers were meticulous with their costumes and impersonations. I was amazed by how spot on even the facial expressions seemed to be. As someone who blacks out every time she is asked to perform on stage in any manner, I am always shocked by stellar performing.
Alas, the most important variable of any celebration is the guests in attendance. I was surrounded by so many of the people I love from my Mom, who planned the get together, to my Aunt & Uncle visiting from California, to two of my friends from elementary school who surprised me by showing up, to my brother and his sweet girlfriend, two of my favorite people in the world (Nicole & Gen) and the cute boy with glasses I get to call my boyfriend. It was a great group, I can’t emphasize enough how much fun I had! Though I know most of you reading are not from the Seattle area I reccomend Julia’s if you live in the area or if you ever find yourself visiting this lovely city.
Because I’m spoiled with amazing people in my life and love any excuse to dress up and curl my hair, I will be celebrating once more this upcoming weekend. Birthday parties are just exhausting so I’ll probably need to spend every evening at home curled up with a good book and a puppy straight up until Valentine’s Day to fully recover. Being such a socialite truly is tiring (;