The event proved a success, with high attendance and a costume contest.
The University of Tulsa’s Pride club PRIDE at TU teamed up with Student Association to host a drag race last Thursday, Oct. 25 in honor of Halloween. Starting at 8 p.m., students flocked to the Mayo SAC to watch HallowQueens. The first visitors received orange blankets with pride flags.
This event began with a dance party and snacks, as the audience waited for the queens to arrive. Students danced to songs including “Born this Way” and the “Cupid Shuffle” and enjoyed a wide variety of treats. Before the show, guests wearing costumes participated in a contest for a $50 Amazon gift card. Bali Ong, who came dressed as Kermit the Frog sipping a mug of tea, beat out other competitors like Mike Pence, Nestor from “The Iliad,” and Fred from “Scooby-Doo.”
After the costume contest, Gizele Monae kicked off the performances by singing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” This was followed with dancing by Oklahoma’s Mr. Bold and Beautiful winner Valentino LeBlanc, Nala Jade, and Corrine DeVille to songs like “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and “Disco Stick” by Lady Gaga.
Following a short intermission including a meet and greet with Corrine, the queens all performed a second set with Corrine emceeing as well as performing. TU students even joined the show. Axel, Ken Kong and Diane Isis each took to the stage with their own performances.