In focus: USSU Pride Centre hosts Dragpocalypse drag show

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A Queerapalooza Dragpocalypse participant performs at Louis’ Pub.

On Sept. 28, the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Pride Centre hosted the Dragpocalypse Drag Show in Louis’ Pub as part of their annual week-long festival, Queerapalooza. The apocalypse-themed event included six performers and garnered approximately 175 attendees.

For Jory Mckay, Pride Centre co-ordinator, the event was a success.

“I am very pleased with how Dragpocalypse went this year. The Pride Centre is always looking to increase its visibility on campus, and the drag shows are a large part of that,” Mckay said in an email to the Sheaf.

Mckay believes that Dragpocalypse was more accessible than previous USSU drag shows.

“We were able to offer our show to a 16-plus audience this year, creating a more inclusive and diverse audience,” Mckay said. “Dragpocalypse was very different than the average glamorous themes you see elsewhere, which allowed for more creativity from our performers and more interest and excitement from attendees.”

Although he was pleased with Queerapalooza 2018, Mckay says the Pride Centre is already looking forward to future iterations of the festival.

“I think Queerapolooza went incredibly well, with a diverse set of events and great attendance. I’m excited about Queerapolooza’s future and the future of pride on campus,” Mckay said. “We’re always looking for new ideas, so I encourage everyone to come by the Pride Centre and see what we’re doing and share their ideas.”

Tanner Bayne / News Editor

Photos: Riley Deacon / Photo Editor