A meal fit for a queen: Social’s monthly drag brunch brings in dose of excitement and culture to New London
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. If you go to Social Bar + Kitchen’s Sunday Drag Brunch, anything is bound to happen — but that’s the point.
We’re talking singing, impersonating characters ranging from Kermit the Frog to Sean Connery, lip syncing and dancing to choreographed numbers. We’re also talking original song lyrics and jokes, crude humor and games that incorporate both willing and reserved audience members. Get ready for dollar bills to rain and champagne glasses to overflow. You might feel like you are in a fabulous reality TV show (perhaps “RuPaul’s Drag Race” combined with those party scenes from “The Great Gatsby”) or at a no-holds-barred cabaret performance. Oh, and if you do go, expect to possibly be picked from the audience to perform yourself.
There was one time, for instance, when drag queen Sutton Lee Seymour, dressed in a skin-tight mini dress and a blonde-beehive wig, pulled out four members of the audience to participate in a dance off. The game, she explained, was to have participants perform dance moves such as the Lawnmower, the Shopping Cart and the Sprinkler, and have them face off against one another. As the audience hooted and laughed in support, the four willing contestants twisted and grooved across the stage to the “Austin Powers” theme song until the crowd chose a winner.
At another point in the show, Seymour pulled one man away from his girlfriend to perform a toned-down version of a lap dance, much to the delight of his family who seemingly dragged (yes, pun intended) him to the event.
“Now let’s get you all really (expletive) up,” Seymour declared to the rowdy crowd buzzed on Mimosas. “Because the more you drink, the prettier and more fabulous I become.”
But all of this (the wildly raucous and unpredictable performances combined with lively shenanigans and 300 to 15 in advance, $20 at the door, breakfast and drinks not included with ticket price; www.skycasper.com/events