Tuesday, October 6, 2020

LADY GALORE

 When I often get asked what my top ten favorite drag queens list would be, it's always a hard choice to name just ten...but I can tell you this,  Lady Galore, from Amsterdam would make that list. 

On my trip there back in 2014, it was propriety to make the itinerary we had to see a show of hers. And she didn't disappoint. Lady Galore is right up the Mistress's style of drag I can get behind, and she puts on a hell of a show. Lady Galore  was created for Gay Pride 2009 in Amsterdam. After that she was unstoppable. She started out making her own outfits, practicing make-up and making appearances to various party’s throughout the first year. Throwing her own party’s, photo-shoots and uploading YouTube video’s were the next step. After only 2 years of doing drag she began strutting her stuff on a international level. Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Madrid, Antwerp, Cologne, Belfast, Glasgow, Stockholm…. the sky was the limit. She started up several events like the “Right to Feel Safe” protest in 2010 and the annual Drag Queens United event, which is right up there with drag events like Bunny's Wigstock. Taboo’s fabulous cocktail Wednesday’s, Gay high tea’s, and conceptualized Fancy Friday which  was  happening every Friday at Queers Café. The last couple years her hair has been created and perfected by John Gravemaker, the hair guru of the “girls”. And her outfits are usually made by Hahn & Roberts.  In 2012 she organized a gay pride boot for Drag Queens United. And again in August 2013.  Since 2017 Drag Queens United has had their boat in the national gay parade on the canal. For 4 years every Sunday she organized, hosted, presented and performed at her own event called “Lady Galore’s Drag Night” But after 208 shows it was time to step up her game, and she’s went on to bigger things like hosting her own stage: ‘This is How we Drag Galore, at Europe’s biggest gay festival called Milkshake Festival. In 2016 she produced 2 major lipdub video’s with in the last one: 100 drag queens. And they went viral. Since than Lady Galore’s been travelling the world. performing in every major city in Europe and making new plans for the future, bringing with her glamour, charity and her activism. But THAT HAIR AND MUG!!! 

22 comments:

  1. She has a very exotic and glamorous look!

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  2. Ohhhhh yes Mistress. Lady Galore is one of Europe's most entertaining queens! She is legendary.

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  3. She's rocking the glamour!!

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  4. Oh yea henny!!!! A drag library aint complete without Lady Galore. And she has lost a lot of weigh....gurl looking good.

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    1. She has lost a lot weight. She looks FABULOUS.

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  5. She is glorious drag!!!!! This is my favorite type of drag....glamour with a slight edge.

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  6. Come thru Ms. Fur. Yeees, gurrr! Very Azzedine Alaia.🔥

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  7. Lady Galore is looking snatched lately! A Amsterdam legend to be sure.

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  8. All Hail the Queen of Amsterdam! I have long followed the Lady...what a role model for drag.

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  9. I wonder where she hold court nowadays, since Queers Bar in Amsterdam closed down last year..? Jx

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    1. That was her regular haunt till closing. Last I heard she does rare appearances at Queens Head and club church ...which may still be temporary closed. She is mostly doing festivals and touring dates. But not sure she is fully up and running since the cornovirus hit.

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    2. I would imagine Church - being primarily a sex club - would still be closed at the moment... Jx

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    3. Several here have opend...and we wonder why the covid here keeps rising. But she did do shows there. I also remember she was doing shows also at the Koeperlkerk event center and Pamela's Pub. Been once for brunch whish was excellent.

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    4. Never been to either venue, but then again, we're only ever in "Mokum" for a weekend, so we're loathe to wander too far out of the familiar orbit... Jx

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  10. Quite a Talent, thanks for the introduction. I loved the name of Queer's Cafe... has a nice ring to it and made me Smile.

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    1. Sadly it closed. That was her home bar when in town.

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  11. Now that's style. She even fits in on the subway!

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  12. I like her formal gown. Nice flow. Simple lines. Amazing face. And such a busy queen! I learn so much reading your blog, hon. Kizzes.

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  13. She gives FACE and glamour. And she's also on a mission? Sign me up!
    I'm loving the faux fur ensemble. And I agree with Upton on that formal gown. Whoa.

    XOXO

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  14. such eye make up! It reminds me of a No mask.

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  15. In two of those, she reminds of Lady Gaga, no?
    All that charity work: Brava!!!

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