Monday, September 9, 2019

DragCon NYC 2019

So my big weekend in New York is over my loves. First of let me start off by saying this was literally THE best weekend I’ve had this year and probably that I’ve had in a few years. First the week started off horrible. My college professor pissed me off being anal and incorrect and then further trying to prove a point when she was wrong. Y’all I just want this Bachelors degree and to be out cause honestly although I love learning I hate school. Next Hurricane Dorian came through with his slow and indecisive ass so my week was pretty much thrown for a loop because everything was revolving around his appearance. Through all the canceled and rescheduled flights and the one tree branch that fell in front of my car.....n***a we made it 😂😂😂😂. So last the tea that’s brewing is....Asia is now single. Now y’all don’t start flipping out and overreacting it’s fine. As y’all embark on this journey with me we will hop in and out of relationships. I say WE because when y’all read this blog we are one and y’all who support me are family so WE. Anyways yeah I’m going through a breakup I haven’t cried or put on my Keyshia Cole and K Michelle playlist so I think I’m good. Before y’all flood me with messages no I don’t wanna talk about it and when I’m ready I will. However, you would think that would throw off my whole mood but I still found a way to be excited AF about my trip. Anyways the purpose of my trip was to attend DragCon 2019 in NYC. Those of you who aren’t familiar it’s like the ComicCon for Drag Queens put together by the SUPREME Mama RuPaul herself. I have always been a slight fan of RuPaul since her appearance in my favorite movie “Crooklyn” I can quote her line to this day “Unt Unh I ain’t no Puta I keeps my 🐱clean” anyways after meeting my bff Mike he turned me into a super fan of RuPauls show DragRace. As I got more into the show I got more into individual queens and of course Mama Ru herself. Being bffs with Mike has thrown me into the LGBT 🏳️‍🌈community because he’s a proud gay man and he’s not my only friend I have plenty of them who I love and support dearly. Anyways I’ll dig deeper into that as I describe my weekend. So Friday because my plane was delayed we get there late. Mind you this is my first real time in New York...I’d been once before but that was in passing and that’s another story for Tea time...listen New York is a different type of city but I honestly dig it. We get to the convention center and the first person I run into is TS Madison...obviously you know her from vine videos and the Queens Court the original!! She was so sweet and soft as hell might I add..I really didn’t want to let her go at all. Anyways she was a doll and a great way to start off the weekend. Friday was pretty much us meeting various queens and walking around. Until we went to the comedy show where I really laughed my ass off. Listen so much happened in that panel that eventually made me and Harmony DragCon famous for a weekend 😂😂😂😂it was good though. Saturday was the busy day. We started the day off watching the Queens walk down the runway and if you follow me on snap you saw me screaming and fangirling like I was 10. After that the most amazing thing happened. RuPaul popped up and did a DJ set and we were allowed to jump on stage and dance for him while he watched. It was amazing to me because one the crowd was so warm and fun and open and for two RuPaul said he loved Harmony and I blew him a kiss and he blew one back. See how dudes be acting over Lebron and MJ is how I feel about Mama Ru so 🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️it was a big deal to me. Not only that but then I met a few of my favorite Queens and ended up getting a few autographs and laughs in the mix. I ended the day being a complete tourist and taking photos in Times Square which,  by the way is crowded as hell and no one in New York walks slow. Also driving two blocks is like a 15 minute ride because the traffic is just as bad as it seems in the movies. It was beautiful though. I love being in areas that are bigger than I am and just soaking up energy. We ended the night having some New York style pizza at this quaint Ninja Turtles inspired pizzeria. Sunday my last day was no difference, I danced my big ass off for Ru. Harmony had to give Ru two dances and one of the famous queens danced with her on stage along with two strangers who just loved her. I met a young boy who is gay. Before y’all get on here like “kids don’t know what their sexuality is or what they like” think back to your first little notes in school or your boyfriend or girlfriend. I knew I was attracted to boys in 3rd grade so miss me with the bullshit. What inspired me though was his mother. I could tell she was there on behalf of her son and that probably prior to him she had no affiliation with the community but baby she supported the fuck out of her son. I ended up chatting with her as she did his makeup and sat through one of the panels and that shit touched me. A lot of gays in the community feel empty from abandonment of their family because we feel like we as a people (especially the black community) have to judge homosexuality so harsh and we claim it’s on behalf of religion and I’m not trying to get to deep but in my spirit I know that GOD does not hate Love and I doubt that in the afterlife he’s sending people to hell because they fell in Love. I know that’s what organized religion says but it says a lot of things and at the end of the day I’d never turn my nose up at love. Quick anecdote here...a couple years ago one of my older cousins died. When she died we found out she had a girlfriend. My family was so unaccepting of it that instead of comforting the grieving girlfriend we either ignored it or gossiped about it which leads me to believe that this is why my cousin didn’t come out. Just imagine though having to hide such a big part of your life because of judgement and shame. Anyways the mother there really inspired me as a parent. Harmony is too young to really grasp sexuality beyond what she’s told but I feel like if I were ever in that position that mother is who I want to be. After that I met TODRICK Hall who I adore and is so handsome and just FYI smells delicious, followed by more queens and a selfie with Ross Matthews and Carson Kressley...yes I’m still gagging. The last event of the day was the panel with Ru and Whoopi Goldberg. We literally had to wait in line two hours prior to get good seats. During the panel though they gave so much inspiration. See I went to DragCon to meet my favorite queens and gag over looks and have fun but in all of that it was so many lessons. From the panels, to Ru, to the drag queens reading kids stories, to the small business vendors, and all. DragCon supported being you the you that makes you comfortable. Loving yourself in all forms and no matter what the judgement. In the building it was mad (see my New York slang) love I danced with strangers I’ll probably never see again. Shared snacks and phone charges, took pictures and belted our terrible renditions of our favorite songs. We shared stories of where we came from and why we were there. I even met people that I think I will form friendships with. I think that’s why my weekend was so great and why everything that happened before just melted away. I was really unapologetically being ASIA. That’s what I want to do out of life. I literally didn’t have one sip of alcohol, I didn’t do any drugs, I wasn’t in the club but I literally had one of the best times of my life. That’s what living your best life is l. When you don’t need anything but love and good vibes to have an amazing time. When just hopping on a plane and getting away can ease your mind. So that’s me and Harmony for the rest of our lives. Traveling going to places filled with love and spreading that same love. This weekend left me with a different kind of high and I was here for it. Also let me know some topics you would want me to speak on or questions you want me to answer on the blog!!Love y’all ❤️❤️

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