Tagged: mamp

One of Washington, DC’s oddest Halloween traditions, the annual Miss Adams Morgan Pageant brings a cavalcade of drag queens to the Washington Hilton ballroom. The show is hilarious and goofy, but the audience competes for the most outrageous costumes, making intermission just as entertaining as the pageant itself.

The lobby is packed with contestants, their supporters, and various attendees dressed to kill. Here are some photos from the event:


Ab Fab: Patsy and Edina
» Continue Reading…

The annual Miss Adams Morgan Pageant shows a hidden side of Washington that few people get to see. Taking place in the International Ballroom of the Washington Hilton, this might be gay Washington’s biggest social event of the year. And while the show itself is a sight to behold, half the fun is in the hotel lobby beforehand, as it fills up with the competing drag queens and their entourages. Held a week or two before Halloween, the audience also gets into the act. Many dress up in drag, or other fun costumes, sometimes as little as underwear and body glitter. And others (like myself) just throw on a tuxedo. The event is not advertised, and the only way to get tickets is from one of the reigning queens or contestants. Here are a few scenes from the chaos in the lobby.

Sierra Braxton, one of the hostesses
Sierra Braxton, one of the hostesses
» Continue Reading…