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Share on Whatsapp whatsapp. It has been getting a much higher approval rating more recently — and the girls are getting a lot slicker in their act. On the night I saw the show, Shelita and co were certainly well into their stride not always easy when wearing stilettos. Do we look beautiful? Do we look sexy?
The more you drink, the prettier we look! Interspersed with the bawdy jokes, the girls pouted and purred and strutted their stuff as they mimed the words to some classic drag queen anthems from the Seventies and Eighties. It may have been against their better judgment or perhaps because of it , but it did not take long for members of the audience to begin swaying to the rhythms, tapping their feet, clapping along with the songs and even in some cases taking to the stage to join in the shimmying no names, John.
Later on, after the show, inhibitions loosened, members of the audience pose for one last photograph with the girls standing beside the giant stiletto heel that occupies pride of place in the lobby of the Palace Hotel. Yes it has sailed a bit close to the wind at times, but we are all grown up the average age of the Indian-Pacific passenger is well over 60 , and by the end there has been lots of laughter and ribald revelry.
It is almost inconceivable that the people seeing The Main Drag in Broken Hill would go to an event like it back home. But, for one night, in the middle of the Australian Outback, with the lights dimmed — what a glorious excuse to go off the rails.
There is no need to dress up, though no one will mind if you do. The Palace Hotel ; thepalacehotelbrokenhill. Silver City Tours ; silvercitytours. See also travelin. Every year there is a three-day festival in Broken Hill celebrating drag-queen culture and the legacy of the Priscilla film. See bhfestival.