Bombshell Bingo Blast
in Florida; we have other things that blow through town." A group of sisters and brothers howl as she coaxes a young man to take off his shirt ("for bingo verification purposes") and then playfully acknowledges his chiseled physique. Hostess Dazzle Dior, resplendent in a black corseted gown and glittering red lipstick gracefully totters through the room as the crowd greets Love's calls for "B-8" and "O-69" with especially raucous cheers. The sparkle, risque one-liners, powerful performances, and laughter don't stop. Naughty, bawdy, beautiful drag queen bingo has arrived in Ann Arbor.
Club owner Nick Easton says his decision to launch "The Big Hair, Big Mouth, Big Fat Fun Show" (a continuation of the club's spring drag show series) on Fridays, followed on Saturdays by "Bombshell Bingo Blast," was inspired by the burgeoning popularity of female impersonators. He cites the recent inception of a monthly drag show at Woodruff's in Ypsilanti and how customers must make reservations weeks in advance in order to attend Drag Queen Bingo at the 515 Club in Royal Oak.
Love is among the national headliners Easton has booked for five-week engagements over the coming year. She (drag protocol demands that those in their feminine regalia are addressed as "she") and future headliners receive assistance from a house cast of other queens.