THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:22 pm

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Honey Bucket » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:07 pm

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:55 pm

Hi Honey!!

We are going to have so much fun when we finally get there but, my goodness, we're going to have to get a BRC Medical substation set up close by to take care of all those broken hearts following you around... :D
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:23 am

Time for another fabulous video... :D

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby ragabashpup » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:38 am

I love the pink dress and the little baby queen
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Honey Bucket » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:11 am

OH? - Well. That's a good idea, Nicole. They have ways of dealing with my fan club!

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:35 pm

[url=http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=282&t=53391]Deck the Divas!
Soon we will have two domes full of debutantes, dressed to kill. But as any socialite can tell you that it's all about the accessories.
In my checkered past, I was a bead string. I used to look in thrift stores for interesting necklaces, so I could take them apart and use the beads for other projects.
I still have some necklaces, ones I bought, ones I made...
So I suggest that anyone who wants to donate jewelry, scarves, bags, and other little touches that will make the debuts just that little more glamorous, gather what you have, what you can find, and offer them up to the Swish Embassy. You'll be making some girl very happy.[/url]
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Postby knowmad » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:33 am

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby unjonharley » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:03 am

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I get it now..
After hearing about The Swish Embassy..
Queens from all over the world went for tickets..
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:48 am

LOL - especially once they found out that Queen will be the bar band for the week...
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:05 am

Perhaps - to go along with this year's theme - we should change our name to The Booby Bar 2.0: A Celebration of All Things Feminine...? You should see all the girly stuff Nicole is stocking up on...! :roll:
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby rotokantus » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:05 pm

Nick Collide wrote:Perhaps - to go along with this year's theme - we should change our name to The Booby Bar 2.0: A Celebration of All Things Feminine...? You should see all the girly stuff Nicole is stocking up on...! :roll:

I like that a lot. I will be sure to spend some time at The Booby Bar 2.0 with all my other honies. :o
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:43 pm

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:57 pm

:D
Hey....have I ever mentioned that we have a The Swish Embassy sister page over on facebook? Some stuff is shared between the two but not too much. C'mon over and join the party there too!
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Sherry's back! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee... ha ha ha...

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A part of history.

Postby knowmad » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:01 pm

Over the last few days I have been working on a few historical pieces of fiction and came accross this during my research.
http://writingwomenshistory.blogspot.com/2010/12/lady-austins-camp-boys-night-at-1930s.html
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Lady Austin’s camp boys: a night at a 1930s transvestite club

"Metropolitan police constables Jack Labbett and Henry Eric Chopping had drawn the short straw with their latest assignment. Two weeks before Christmas 1932, the two constables were going undercover to investigate rumours of 'obscene' dances at 27 Holland Park Avenue – posing as a gay couple.

Male homoseuxality was illegal at that time, and most Britons were suspicious if not openly hostile towards gay men. In 1916, The World newspaper warned its readers about the profusion of 'painted and perfumed travesties of men' who lounged about Piccadilly to 'openly leer at the passer-by'.

Labbett and Chopping started their investigation by watching a 'very effeminate man' to the Mitre pub, just across from number 27. Labbet reported later: 'His lips were rouged, eyebrows pencilled and his clothes scented. He smiled and rolled his eyes at PC Chopping, who smiled back...he approached us and said in a girlish voice "Are you going to the ‘Drag’ tonight?” The two policemen awkwardly attempted to flutter their eyelashes at their new friend, who took them to number 27.


“Don’t go and get too fruity yet!”


The two squirming coppers found themselves in a room with about 50 men, aged between 20 and 40. Half were 'Queenies' were dressed 'as women attired in evening dress', and the 'Kings' in 'lounge suits'. Couples were dancing, the Queenies fondling their Kings, 'placing their hands inside the trousers whilst their partners stroked their bottoms and breasts', wrote PC Labbet. 'Every so often the lights went out and during these periods of darkness squeals of delight could be heard...I saw both the Kings and Queenies place their tongues in each others' mouths and ears'.


'I acted as PC Chopping’s ‘Queenie’, wrote PC Labbett. 'I saw several men grab ‘Queenies’ saying, "Come here you bitch". He danced with one man named ‘Clary’ and then sat down with him while Clary explained that there were 'five real women present...all Lesbians'. Labbett soon regretted his disguise as a Queenie, when Clary started groping him: 'he tried to place one hand on my person and one at the rear...He then said "Have you traded tonight yet?" Panicking, trying not to blow his cover Labbett quickly boasted “Twice with my boyfriend,” pointing at PC Chopping, but Clary kept trying to entice Labbett into the bathroom or garden, slipping his tongue into the reluctant Chopping's mouth.

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Chopping was off having adventures of his own: 'I danced with a ‘Queenie’ known as ‘the Bitch’ and while dancing she (he) placed his hands inside my trousers. This I resented, saying “I have been with my own ‘Queenie”. This sort of nauseating conduct continued the whole evening...Small prizes were given at intervals for the best fancy dress and consisted of Scent Sprays, Fancy Soap, Powder Puffs'.

When the dance ended around one in the morning, several of the men 'tried to fondle and kiss' the PCs, asking to escort them home, but Labbett and Chopping slipped away and headed back to Notting Hill station to write their reports.


A week later Chopping and Labbett were back at number 27. The lecherous Clary was all over Labbett again: 'He placed his hand up my rear and between my legs and pressed me towards him'. Labbett escaped and started speaking to another man, who told him: "Other people would sympathise with us if they knew and knew we couldn’t help it". Meanwhile, Chopping danced with a Queenie who was 'dancing in a lustful manner the whole time, pressing his body close to mine. He said “Press your hand lower down. I have got a lovely bottom, haven’t I?” Chopping was saved by the entrance of their superior, Chief Inspector Smith and his team, who raided the party.


As the policemen barged through, they were shocked by the scene: 'Some of the couples had their lips together. Another man had his tongue in his partner’s mouth. One man had his legs in between his partner’s legs, and they were going through obscene contortions. They were feeling each other’s breasts and private parts and buttocks'. The officers searched the ballroom and hauled in two men caught with their pants down in the garden.


Smith's report reveals his awkwardness at being confronted with dozens of 'nancy boys':

'I then shouted out "I want Lady Austin"...Prisoner Salmon said "I am her Ladyship"...I read the warrant to him and cautioned him. He said "Surely only members of our own cult are here. What harm are we doing? You don’t understand our love"...I said to him "Why are these men dressed as women and half-naked?" He replied "They are Queenies tonight. We take it in turns. I was a Queenie last week". I said "What do you mean by members of our cult?" He said "Why Lady Austin’s camp boys of course. We all know each other".

Lady Austin told Smith, “we don’t run it for profit, only for love, but of course you don’t understand that...We don’t like women, a drag is a dance without women and give and take is between ourselves. Oh dear, this trouble would be obviated if they made our love legal”.


"You call us 'Nancies' and 'Bum boys', but before long our cult will be allowed"

And Lady Austin's boys didn't give themselves up without a fight. One said “We are sweethearts. I can’t see what you object to. We boys prefer to love each other.” Another complained: “The law can’t tell me what I shall do with myself and if this boy likes to be my love, then it’s only a matter for us both, not you”.

Mischievous James Dimmock annoyed police officers by calling them ‘dear’. “I told him the last word dear' was unnecessary. He said "It’s nice, we always speak to each other like that”. The officer pointed out a stain on the front of Dimmock’s trousers. “It’s only love drops,” Dimmock laughed.

Lady Austin mocked the obviously uncomfortable officers, asking of one, “Is that boy really a detective...Fancy that, he is too nice. I could love him and rub his Jimmy for him for hours”. Smith 'told him not to use such expressions and cautioned him,' but Lady Austin was in full flow: "You call us 'Nancies' and 'Bum boys', but before long our cult will be allowed in this country and we shall vindicate our patron saint, the glorious Oscar Wilde.”

Eventually the gaudily-dressed prisoners were led out, I'd like to think that they were still flirting with police officers and answering back, as they were shoved into the police van. Thirty-two of them were charged, and 27 received prison sentences of between three months and a year.

Lady Austin was convicted of: 'conspiring to debauch the minds and morals of such persons as should be induced or permitted to come to 27 Holland Park Avenue and there remain whoring, behaving in an obscene and disorderly manner and taking part in divers lewd, scandalous, bawdy and obscene practises'.

At the trial, one of the jurors, clearly confused by the situation, passed the judge a note: 'I have heard in evidence that prizes had been distributed. I have been given to understand that this is usually done after a parade of fancy dress'. While I couldn't find any mention of the pyjama suit, this note made me wonder if the suit had survived for a hapless police officer to model in court." ....
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:49 pm

Oh my! Damn, I wish I had Miss Julie's Magic Mirror to see who's being very naughty right now.... Hahahahahaha

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby lucky420 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:53 pm

is that...ROMPER ROOM? YAY!?
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:23 pm

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:58 pm

Might as well post this here too (cross-posted with Theme Camps Looking For Participants):

The Swish Embassy: Divas, Drag Queens, and The Damned (aka The Booby Bar 2.0)

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Terminal City's The Booby Bar ended a five-year run last year with a special party at the Man, where we burned the bar that so many wonderful friendships were started over and where there was always a good time to be had. The last Theme Night party ever for the TBB was a gender blending gala called "Girls Night Out" and it was spectacularly well attended with awesome guests who came dressed for the occasion and stayed all night long.

Now a few of the core members of TBB want to make that party last all week long. Yes, we are looking for Drag Queens, Crossdressers, and TG Girls, but we are also looking for female Divas that know how to rock the look! In other words Queens of all types - except drama queens. This is a no drama camp and we will expect new campers to work hard and play hard and have the time of their lives doing both. We are looking for people that love people, love parties, and love being the very best they can be. People of all genders that love costumes and dressing up are a huge plus.

The Delicious Domes will be back but we will need to replace much of the interior infrastructure so, for the locals, parties (of course) will be held throughout the late spring and summer planning, building, and putting everything together for two fabulous interiors. New campers do not have to be local, however, to be able to participate to the fullest. We will planning a week's worth of theme night parties and will need small groups of people working together each night of the event to be decorators, hosts/hostesses, bar tenders, DJs, and moop patrollers. We will also be looking for a few campers that will be able to come early for the build and/or stay late for the teardown and cleanup. We don't ask for "camp dues" to join the The Swish Embassy. Each camper will be expected to chip in on the bar supplies (alcohol, mixers, etc.) and help with the daily ice runs. Helping with building supplies and interior decorations would be great as well. How far we go with shared camp meals, etc. will depends on the desires of the final list of campers. Like everything else in life, we will get out of this only what we put into it.

We will be looking for people that *really* want to be part of a team of soon-to-be BFF's and are willing to help everyone on the team have a great burn. NO Drama and Have Fun - not bad for a list of rules. We are in this for the long run and would love to see The Swish Embassy pick up where The Booby Bar left off and give Black Rock City another fabulous five years.

We have a thread going in eplaya in 2012 Theme Camps - The Swish Embassy: Divas, Drag Queens, and The Damned - as well as a page on facebook - The Swish Embassy. If you are interested in participating or have questions, feel free to contact Nick Collide/Nicole Hyde or Trojan through eplaya or facebook or email us at ncollide@hotmail@com.

Note: We have had several people touch base with us saying that they want to be a part of our grand adventure but left us with the impression that it was for a specific "gift" on one or two nights during the week. In order to continue spending the money, time, and effort it will take to bring The Swish Embassy to the playa we need to have campers committing to a week's worth of fabulosity as soon as possible. There are 25-30 slots available. The theme camp registration with the BMorg will be closing soon. Will we be there?
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:06 am

This was making the rounds on facebook today and, even though I'm not particularly politically minded, I did think it was pretty funny...especially the in-it-to-win-it Mitt :D

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:19 pm

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Ohhhh... I better get this on before the meme dies an ugly death... :shock:

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Yeahhh.... Too late, huh...? :lol:
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby knowmad » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:00 am

Funny Nichole! and yes that meme is bit thin.

Here's the video that inspired the "look" I'm aiming for.
it also is where I got the .gif for my avitar.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:08 pm

The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri


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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:52 am

The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri


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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Someone did mention wanting to do a Carmen Miranda Night... Big, Rio type costumes, Latin (Brazil?) music, tequila-based drinks... :D
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Honey Bucket » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:59 pm

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I couldn't resist! One of my favorite divas!
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:53 pm

Drag Queens....and Vegans... Something for everyone! :D

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:56 pm

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