In February, Heriot-Watt Sports and Student Unions co-hosted their biggest event ever; “So you think you can drag?”! A lip-sync and dance-off battle between 8 kings and queens of Edinburgh. The event raised a total of £500 for the LGBT+ charities Stonewall and Waverley Care and featured first-time drag performers lip-syncing for their life for the cash prize of £50 for themselves and £100 for their society!
In February, we teamed up with the Sports Union to co-host our biggest crossover event ever; “So you think you can drag?!" A lip-sync and dance battle between 8 kings and queens of Edinburgh. Judged on the night by DJ ELLiNGTONE, Violet Grace, and Matt Midler of Waverley Care.
The event, hosted by Ryan Matthewson, raised more than £500 for the LGBTQ+ charities Stonewall Scotland and Waverley Care and featured first-time drag performers lip-syncing for their life!
In the classic drag tradition, each performer was asked for their drag name for their cross-dressing debut. From the subtle puns of Juno Whoiam and Sham Payne to the cute and innocuous names of Oreo Cream, Cotton Kandy and the clever Déja Bru and Dixie Normous to the timeless femininity of Tiger Lily and the Ghost of Scarlett Palmer – only 1 queen took the cash prize and title of Edinburgh’s drag champion. After a long night of splits, flown-wigs and couture costumes, The Ghost of Scarlett Palmer took the title for their performance and Slayed. The. Children. She took home the £50 and won £100 for the Business Management Society.
Did you miss out on your chance to perform? Do you have a drag-persona desperate to have the limelight? Let us know if you want to perform in next year's 2nd Annual So You Think You Can Drag!
Check out footage from the night: