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‘Dude looks like a lady’ at drag show

There will be glitter, feathers, and a “wildly inappropriate good time” according to the University of South Dakota’s 10% Society president, Gretchen Stanley at their annual drag show.

“It’s the least PG thing we have on campus all year,” Stanley said.

The show, which will take place Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Muenster University Center Ballroom, will feature a variety of visiting drag queens from Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Lincoln, Neb. and other smaller towns.

But none will be more loud, proud and in your face than USD alumni and experienced queen Martina Shaker and her house of Shakers — but Stanley, a junior, said that shouldn’t discourage all students from participating.

“It will open with a student performance that’s going to be pretty crazy and there might be some students being drag kings — women dressing as men,” she said.

With this being the fourth year in a row the show has taken place at USD Stanley said she hoped turnout would be high.

“I’ve never been to a USD drag show in the past because of prior engagements but I would love to attend one this year because it’s a great way to learn about the lifestyle and see it first hand,” junior Danielle Slaughter said.

Stanley said the show is a great way for students to become more well-rounded people, but it’s also just a really fun time.

“Really, the drag show is a big party,” she said. “It’ a big wild, crazy party. There will be lots of music. There will be glitter everywhere and it will be horribly inappropriate at times. Queens will come down into the audience and dance for students.”

Tickets for the show are being sold in the MUC for $4 in advance and will be $5 at the door.