PANZI POWER - NOW & FOREVER
35th ANNUAL INVASION 2010
How fortunate are to have the actual founder of the Invasion still leading it – in her usual flair and wit
For the uninformed or newbies a wonderful fable that is actually true: That such a simple situation blossomed into the extravaganza it is – well, you just can’t make this stuff up!
On July 4th weekend, l976, a handful of bored drag queens decided to water taxi to the Pines and have a drink at John Whyte’s conservative restaurant (the recently deceased Mr. Whyte will forever be immortalized in this tale) They included Teri Warren, Panzi (who’d just been elected the Grove’s first Homecoming Queen), Rose Levine, Lyn Hutton and the late Amelia Migliaccio, and were refused service.
The next year they returned with a few more and by now were received as the tradition was born. Today there are approximately 350 herded aboard by Panzi’s bull horn through the crowds assembled downtown at the Grove to be greeted by about 3000 in the Pines yacht festooned harbor.
We’ve come a along way, Baby!!!
How journey began – 3 classy ladies from Kismet done up for the day – what sights will it bring???
BEFORE BOARDING AT THE GROVE:
And don’t forget the SHOES
Just back from Bavaria
Note the shoes!
Luke from Kismet working at the Breeze, nice surprise
Even the cops can’t resist a shot or two
Boarding at the Grove
ON THE FERRY
…and the horse she rode in on
Smart girls, out of the wind on upper deck
Just show’em a camera and its instant pose
See what I mean?
Drag queen rule – always use a straw to save your lipstick
Such a lady
Imperial Court Emperor Jack & Empress Farrah Moans
Why it’s the Bishop Harold Seeley himself and the Hoffas – Grove Royalty
Hey Captain, who’s steering the boat???
The final approach – everyone crowds into the captains wheelhouse
That’s what friends are for
Hang onto your hats, er feathers, er, wigs girls
Seaweed? – part of Beech ‘s De Bree
Another view from below not so pretty
Sorry – couldn’t resist
The epitome of drag couture
The incomparable Miss Charity
How gorgeous are these -and why doesn’t my make up do the same fore me?
He’s adjusting for maximum effect
Lorraine official photog issues instructions (“Sit DOWN”)
THE PINES ANTICIPATES
No dearie this is the wrong boat
The waiting yachts pay homage
HERE THEY COME
A little flotilla escorted them
A prime spot in the marina for yachts
OK we’re docked! SHOWTIME
Homecoming Queen Beach De Bree and her entourage: Just Larry, Sea Nymph her partner of 24 years, Lola Galore and her SeaHorse, Mr. Octopussi, Coco Love , a Red Lobster, Studly Star Fish, Betty Beachball, Klorissa Kelp, Dude Dredge, Sissy Seaweed. Frau SunnySide Up, Urban Ginger Snap, Oil Slick Jack, Randy Rake, Mr FI Leather 2001 BMG, following Mr Leather 2010
Imperial Court of New York, led by Emperor Jack and Empress Farrah Moans and including, Wen-D Bouvier Pinkhouse, Robin Kradles, Charlene Chivoe, and Noche
Some of the Drag queens on board: Drag Repair (where would be without these guys – hairspray, pins, nail glue, lipstick in a color suited to your outfit, etc
Poppy Go Lightly, Tierra Del Fuego, Mee-Ka, Ms Park ‘n Ride, Lady Haha & Smarty Pants, ICNY: Emperor 19 Jack & Empress 24 Farrah Moans and the court Flight of Fancies, the Bahia Girls: Tiffany DuBois, Zahara Sparkles, Trevina Slotbottom, Karma Sutra, Sarah Massala, Billy La Choy, Amber DuBois (a big family apparently) & Donna Bonna, Stephanie Love (related to Coco?), Miss Red, Brenda & Diana, Bunny Von Below & Terry, Summer Shares Mary Heartburn Tuna Dharling, Sister Sherry Grove, Shakira Sisters, Ida Dunnham, Statin Island, Stella Pesos, Crispy McNipples, Spill N’Da Gulf, Split Pea, Vuvu Zela, Rosa Gardener, Venetia Blinds (Winner: Best Attempt), Veronica Shake & Bake, Miss Tess Tickles, Ursala Major, Shoshana Blowenstein, Strawberry Beefcake, Beth Page & Brooke Haven, The Real Housewives of Gulf Shores, Anita Cox & Dom, Pag & Al Bundy. Sailors from Cherry’s, (who were caught “adjusting for maximum effect” before disembarking then mooned the crowd), Jean Nate, Tarzan’s Grandam. Sancha Tutu-Dela Verga, Midori Colatta, Natasha DeVine, LeeChee Nuts, Roxy Hard, Mara Nara , Kotten Kandy. I.M Anus, Ruby Gaga, Bitches of Eastwick, the Portnoy Sisters Vulva & Vasalina, USS Oceanic Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Juicy Clitour, Chicklet Starfucker, Best Couple: Taffeta Darling & Finola, Miss Methyl Merman, Holly Christmas, Most Fab: Tragic Individual, Spill Goil, Chrystal Chandelier, Miss Pines Party “Poseidon”, Tormenta, Tune Surprise, Sondra Foxx, Panda Moanium, Miss Cum-Ming-Soon, the Girls of C Ocean Park: Sweet N. Lowe, Aphrodesia, Lolita, Imma Deen…and many, many more.
Busy day for the paparazzi
PANZI ANNOUNCES THEM AS THEY JOIN THE CROWD
OMG This is the Best !
AT THE PINES
Lady in Red in the Pines
Just stretching my legs
RG Joyce and I always find each other in a crowd
HRM BeachDeBree gathering her flock for return trip
Some of the de Bree
Why Its Urban Sprawl, so naughtily nautical
Does anyone still wear a hat? YES!!!
Isn’t she cute
Wasn’t she onstage last night in Demarco’s show?
These must be from the Pines
Looks like Tony Bondi got lucky!
A crowd standout – smart!
The Parade At The Pool
We were invited to walk the catwalk above the pool (but cash libations, not gracious for a cooked congregation) not like the upstairs disco around the corner
There she goes…………
Why its George in Blue waiting in the Pines (‘I’m so hot’ he complained) he should have been on the boat with us
I LOVE This DAY