Come Out St Pete Vogue Ball to Benefit the VFW
- Jayson Chancey
- Come OUT St Pete
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Date(s) - 10/04/19
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
VFW Post 39
*The Birth of Ball Culture in the Burg*
Bambū the Eco Salon has hosted finale events for the inaugural and 2nd Annual Come Out St Pete festivals for the past two years. We are beyond thrilled to announce that this year, instead of the very well received Drag/Trans Fashion Shows, we’ll be debuting an actual Vogue Ball Competition.
100% of proceeds will go to helping the VFW refurbish their upstairs theater. They do so much for this community and making this space useable again would allow them to host parties to welcome home veterans, host community meetings, and maybe even local theatre performances. The event will take place at the VFW Post #39 on October 4th at 7pm.
Traditionally those competing would have to belong to a “House,” with an accompanying last name, made up of a mother or father figure who represented the several “children” of their house. Each member would battle in a different category to try and heighten the prestige of their house. However we’re doing things a bit differently. Everyone is welcome! Absolutely Anyone can compete (house or no house) and being in the audience is a Blast as well.
How the Competition Works: There will be a panel of judges that will score and hand out trophies as they collectively deem fit. A category will be announced, each performer will be introduced and work the runway, embodying the style and attitude of the category. A winner will be chosen for each category and then they’ll all compete in a Vogue Battle to determine the overall Best of the Ball.
The Categories are:
*Mother of the Year- You’re the head of household who must show off the most impressive look that speaks to the spirit of your House.
*Butch Queen Realness- How butch can you go? Show us your muscles, your masculine allure, and make us say “Thank You Sir, May I have Another!”
*Femme Queen Realness- The softest, most feminine allure you can muster. A delicate beauty that could make the heart of a room flutter.
*Shopping on Grand Central- Your outfit is Fabulous! Where in Grand Central District did you buy it? The proof is in the bag. Strut your local style with pride.
*Lusciouness- Let’s celebrate those Big, Beautiful, Bodies. You’ve got moves, you’ve got style and your curves & swerves only add to your fabulousness.
*Opulence- You own everything! You don’t need to tell us you’re wealthy because your wearing your riches for all to see and envy.
*Executive Realness- You could stomp into any boardroom and they’d beg you to be CEO. You’re so polished and professional that you deserve a paycheck on looks alone.
*Military Realness- We salute you. Your look is crisp and every earned embellishment shines with dignity and pride.