Tuesday, July 5, 2022

THE INVASION

No this is not about my world domination tour...yet, but about a fond memory of my second summer to a lovely little island and a traditional event. Once upon a time, in a gay lively town, Cherry Grove, lived a fairy drag queen. One day she decided to dress in her most queenly robes and visit her stepsisters over in the A- Lister and land of the himbo and beefcakes...the Pines. Upon arrival, her evil stepsisters refused her entry beyond their harbor moat and wouldn't let her in their bars to partake of some libations, exclaiming that her kind was not welcome in their land.  Pissed and sad, the slighted queen returned to her Cherry kingdom to share the news with her artsy and campy friends of the Grove, the Seven Drags.

Enraged by these events, the Queen and the Seven Drags vowed war. After a few nights of altering rest and vodka stingers, they were ready to attack. Armed with the latest royal frocks and shades of eyeshadow, the Queen and her followers descended on the neighboring Pines, prepared to invade the small, minded town and go where they wanted at will. However, surprisingly different from the previous interaction, the Queen and her Drags were welcomed in this new land and accepted as fabulous long-lost sisters. Throughout this feast of drink and mary-ment, the united communities vowed to celebrate this momentous occasion every year on the Fourth of July, a day that all can celebrate not only the birth of their lands but also the decision to rule their neighboring kingdoms with kindness and acceptance. Plus, let's face it, the butch queens didn't want an actual invasion by a ferry of pissed off queens!!! That was what actually happened in 1976...and it continues to this day. Every fourth of July, a ferryboat packed with around 200 drag queens makes the journey from Cherry Grove to the Pines, the two popular LGBT communities on the island. The ladies dressed in all their glory or best sloppy mess, board the boat, and one must be in full drag, and invade the Pines, which is generally packed to the gills with admirers awaiting the show. What follows is a harbor party of the pretty boys, the jocks and gym bunnies, and other shitless morsels, and about 200 drag queens. Each of whom get the spotlight when they each exit the ferry.  Place them all on an island and feed them liquor in the hot July sun and you have yourself the Fire Island Pines Invasion. It's been about 8-9 years since I went to one, my second experience with Fire Island, and it is delicious fun, and one I wish every gay boy and girl could experience. My friend Jamie was there this year, and he said it was a hoot as always. Here are some of my snaps from the year I went. 

Acid Betty and Epiphany

Bianca Del Rio! The horns were fitting for that bitch.
Yes Yes, I realize this is not drag queen. This was a lovely guy I met that summer under the hot sun. I wish I could remember his name...that damn gin. But he had caught your Mistress's attention and we talked at length. I won't divulge if we didn't or did have sex in what I though was the house I was staying in, or that he didn't have underwear on under those denim cut offs, or that he had a hard time peeling my tee shirt off my sweat-soaked body. I'm not one to kiss and tell kids. But that I still have the picture, and tingles, I just had to share the picture.

Now where was I? Oh yes....Now, just maybe if we can get a few hundred thousand drag queens, maybe we can invade DC and show them how to get things done?!?!?! Can you imagine a few hundred thousand angry queens on your doorstep?

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  1. No, sugar I can't imagine what would happen if a few hundred thousand QUEENS SHOWED UP IN DC, but I am having fun trying to!!! You make me smile, honey, and I am so fucking grateful! xoxo

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    1. Im glad to provided a laugh lambchop!!!!! It made me feel good to know that.

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  2. Looks like a fabulous time and yes, what a handsome hunk Mr X is!

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    1. Mr. X will haunt my dreams tonight. I plan to be naked ....waiting.

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  3. I have a THING for a long-haired hunk.

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    1. He actually had a crew cut....that was a wig that slid off in lip lock. GASP!!!!

      oH I have said too much.

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  4. I have often wondered how that Invasion got started. We so need to experience this and Fire Island sometime.I am sooooooo hoping you enjoyed his chest chops and other edible meats? He is hot and wearing them shorts.

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    1. and as we know, he loves his edible meats.

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  5. I've been to Fire Island once. While it can get a tad snotty, I will say, it was the most freeing, and magical gay place I have ever visited. Even over other gay destinations. Would love to see the invasion sometime.

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    1. Are you sure that was snot, Magpie?

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  6. I enjoyed that!!!!! I love hearing your escapades....but your red, blushing color, and the swelling in your jeans has given you away with Mystery Man, Lol.

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  7. I can't believe I have yet do this. Nice to see it continues too and the town stay close to 90 percent gay. P-town is still very gay, but the straight community arrives more and more each year.

    And I can't wait till your Mary-men and Fagtasticment arrive here soon. I'm getting excited.

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  8. This takes me back with some great memories. William and I have been to FI many times with our close dear friend and his partner, both claimed and taken by AIDS. But we never did get to see the Invasion. What a fun post and very informative! I didn’t know the history surrounding the invasion of the queens on Fire Island... it’s absolutely beautiful.

    That man is insanely chiseled. Was he made of marble you minx

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    1. I think that memory of your friend is a good one...and you'll always have them of him and of FI. You two were just hip!

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  9. I love this part of F.I. History. It’s such a great day and place to experience. Being in Cherry Grove for the sendoff is a lot of fun, but I must say that for me the best part is when the ferry pulls into the Pines Harbor. I have often wondered what people in the Great South Bay think when they see a boatload of queens floating by ?

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  10. Thanks for the chuckle, Mads. I think I'm going to be dreaming about Froot Loops tonight. Oh, well.

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    1. I think they may have handed out Fruit Loops to each queen as they descended from the ferry!!!!!

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    2. I'm now imagining Toucan Sam dressed as Carmen Miranda handing out goody bags!

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    3. so you did see the pictures of Maddie then ? most days he is one plum short of a fruit bowl.

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    4. Ms Moorecock!!!!! Get back up in the attic where you belong and dust my portrait!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Well since you don't kiss and tell, I guess it is for me to try to fill in the blanks as to what occurred between you and that sexy man in the photos. Lots of blank filling I would imagine! LOL!

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    1. filling in the blanks? you''ll be here till tomorrow.

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  12. You captured the feeling so well in your photos. Even that last guy you may or may not have had sex with.

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  13. Anonymous7/06/2022

    HuntleyBiGuy:
    I alway enjoy a good history lesson. I’m sure you conducted yourself with the utmost civility with that fine morsel.

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  14. Lindsey would swoon when you all descended on his office.

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  15. I would love to see all of the house and the senate replaced with queens. They'd get things the fuck done - fabulously! Maybe it's time to skip the libraries and work DC? Anyhoo... I have been listening to old club nights that were recorded back in the 70's and 80's - It's called the Pine Collection. A pair of queens bought a house on fire island and unearthed a cassette collection for the ages. Fun stuff. Disco nights, indeed. And I'm glad you got yourself some, gurl. I'd love to pull that hair... real hard. Kizzes.

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    1. I hadn't heard of the found stash...but that would be fabulous to find. I missed you Sunday for the dance party here. I know you'd like many of the selections.

      And when I did pull that hair, it slid off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Oh yes.
    This is the kind of invasion we need.
    What a fab story! And I'm sure the gin did not stop you from celebrating (and enjoying) Mr. X. I know your sneaky ways....

    XOXO

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    1. I know not of what you speak of handsome. You would love the island Six! And the architecture and the quaint towns. I could take you to the meat rack...if we get hungry that is.

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  17. Pat Lark7/06/2022

    It looks like fun!
    Can you imagine a few hundred thousand drag queens descending upon D.C.? OMG. Poor Miss Lindsay wouldn't know whether to run and hide or join in!

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    1. Miss Lindsay is down the pecking order.... there are bigger fish to fry ......

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  18. Loved everything except the orange and purple (?) it reminded me too much of one of our cashiers.

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    1. I believe she was from the same retailer and your cashier...hence the orange!!!!!!

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  19. I don't DC would know what to do if a large boat full of drag queens showed up, but then again that's teh point.

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    1. Well, they certainly wouldn't be trifled with that for sure. Have you ever tried to touch a drag queens' wig?????

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  20. I just popped over from Debra's cute bunny pictures post, and reading your post makes my heart melt too! Such an endearing story, and what a beautiful tradition! Oh, and the hunk, quite an exceptionally handsome guy! Glad you have his picture still, for good memories. :)

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    1. I just happened upon it when I was going through picture from my digital camera. And fond memories of enchantment came back. His picture is what inspired the post and the time I first experienced the Invasion.

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  21. We've only been to the Island once but I hope to make it back some day. This would be a great time to visit and partake :-)

    Sassybear
    https://idleeyesandadormy.com/

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    1. I love it because it's still so heavily gay. I some years worry about P-town, but it still seems to be holding it's own.

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  22. I love this! I love the background story of how it got started, your own adventure and of course all the pics! I'm disappointed the long hair was a wig, but if he only prefers to drive stick shift anyway it doesn't really matter whether I find him attractive or not (although I do. Lucky you!)

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    1. I have to say, I didn't know it was a wig till later on. I loved his "longhair". It looked good I thought.

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  23. Woo hoo! I love all these photos! The funny thing is, there's a beach town near me that's called Cherry Grove and my family and I used to vacation there when I was a girl. I doubt they had any Pride events all those years ago, but maybe they do by now!

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  24. Every queen dream! The Invasion never disappoints.

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  25. dear, I have the feeling you two were all over each other like white on rice.

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    1. More importantly and let's not forget, I was surgically removed from his dick.

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  26. I would LOVE THIS!!!! I would also have had that hotties shorts down and I'd be on those pecs and other parts right quick!!!! What a chest and legs...

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  27. Go to DC and give all those closeted Evangelicals a thrill

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