Monday, 5 May 2014

Detox, Willam and Vicky Vox: DWV at Manchester's Village People Weekend

The inaugural Village People Weekend event was celebrated this bank holiday weekend in Manchester's Gay Village. A free to attend charity event, put on by the Village's business community to raise funds for local LGBT and HIV charities.

A congratulations is in order for the small committee event, they managed to cast a ceremonious feeling of "Gay Pride" over the district, people were basking in the (grey cloud), drinking in the streets and it was all rather merry and lovely. However, their biggest achievement wasn't the atmosphere, it wasn't that they filled Sackville Park with next to no pre-event promotion save a few banners and a Facebook page, but that they enticed drag super group DWV, of RuPaul's Drag Race fame, onto the stage for their first Manchester concert.

For those uneducated in the art of international drag queen sensations, Detox Icunt, Willam Belli and Vicky Vox have amassed a YouTube following exceeding 200K with views of their top hits Boy Is A Bottom, Silicone, Chick Fil-A and Blurred Bynes topping 15million+ hits. Together they're some of our generation's most successful drag performers and, gurl, they funny as hell.

Now, I was too caught up in the fandom to document the event in its totality, but luckily, as with the advance of a media called social, a load of pissed twinks from the audience did it for me. My roving reporters, if you will. So allow me to relive the concert, from multiple shaky angles, from stolen social footage. You're welcome.

We begin with Gaycation

Then their first hit, Chick Fil-A 

Vicky's solo, a And I'm Telling You and I Whip My Hair Back And Forth remix.

Willam's less than tasteful solo, Scream and Shit


Boy Is A Botton.

And finally, the instrumental, Boy Is A Bottom.

As huge fans of the ladies' work on YouTube and TV, I was set up to be a little disappointed with their live performance, but couldn't have been more shocked! The three had a genuine dynamic on stage, they actually sang live, which isn't something your usual drag queen does, and they know how to work a crowd! If you're a venue or events organiser, book 'em!