The City of West Hollywood hosted a virtual drag show at Rocco’s Weho, to celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday. Five drag queens spilled from the Rocco’s patio, and on to the street, on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard, for a special performance as part of a #FromWeHoWithLove Mother’s Day Drag promotion.
City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico invited the community to take part in the Mother’s Day online drag show to honor all mothers across the city and around the world.
“We know that people love drag and love to have a good time,” Mayor D’Amico posted a message on his Instagram account. “We’ve invited drag queens from across the city and across the country and perhaps around the globe to participate today and show us what they got in honor of their mothers. We’re reminding people to practice social distancing and wear a mask when you go outside.”
Then he added:
“A good friend of mine told me that no good drag is complete without eyelashes. I have mine and I hope you have yours and I wish you a very happy and wonderful and safe Mother’s Day.”
Rocco’s Rocc-ettes, Kyra Jeté (Daviontae Walker), MiAmi Knight, Lolita Colby (Tim Hogan) La’Don Amour Balmain (Travell Johnson), and Spreadingbutter maintained social distancing guidelines while serving a performance with the rainbow crosswalks as a backdrop. The event was organized by WeHo nightlife personality and LA Pride host, Billy Francesca. The Rocc-ettes are a part of a Sunday Brunch & Drag show at Rocco’s WeHo. And like any drag performance, the ladies work for tips. People can tip them via Venmo under the following handles:
Catch the two performances at Rocco’s WeHo instagram at:
or via Rocco’s WeHo Facebook page:
The call to do drag didn’t exactly get nationwide participation, but keep in mind that drag resources are scarce during the LA County Stay at Home Order. We should know. Paulo Murillo, the editor of this publication decided to partake in the camp and the results were…well, we’ll let you call decide.