The Freak Show is coming, the Freak Show is coming!!!!!

Wow!!!! It’s been three years since the Psycho:Drama explosion first struck Bristol leaving a scar of classic alternative anthems, exciting future standards and a declaration of commitment to a truly subversive dynamic. We’ve had some incredible performers spanning a wide variety of genres; from performance art to burlesque, dubstep to queercore and witnessed our friends and fellow party goers revel in the universe that has developed and continues to develop with each event.

DeadPunkBoy and ANT conceived of P:D and asked one of my earlier incarnations to help with Dj’ing and hosting – I like to think that the makeup I smeared on our patrons has never truly been washed away. Our friends Dj Str8, Lee of Duchess fame and Bit Phalanx record label founder One Little Spaceman as well as the phenomenal Dirty Filthy Sexy founders Dj’s Heathen and Glitterhawk have all been supporters of the creation that is Psycho:Drama. It has been an honour to work with such wonderful and talented people.

The spectacles have continued to evolve, our themes have varied and our core supporters have always been there dancing, singing and pushing us on throughout our various endeavours to provide a space in the south-west where the true gay alternative can not simply survive but THRIVE! It’s been a lot of work but I’ve loved every second of it and December 14th will see in our 3rd year of shining existence.

Our FreakShow bash taking place in the Queenshilling at the heart of Bristol’s gay scene will feature some incredible talent – Burlesque dancers, performance artists and controversial onstage exhibitionists. All this and extra special guest spots from LGBT alternative nights from across the country. It’s a major event and a milestone in our development.

This third year has witnessed the departure of one of our longest standing Dj’s  – Dj Str8 who has begun the adventure of raising his beautiful family (who we are so proud and elated for) as well as the induction of Dj Tini Von Doom, who many of you are aware, is my sister. DeadPunkBoy and ANT continue to inspire and drive this mad machine onwards and upwards, forever in the pursuit of the goals they established P:D with – namely to create a space in which the alternative LGBT community and its friends felt comfortable and safe to express themselves and enjoy the MUSIC that keeps us moving. I couldn’t be prouder of their achievements and for all they’ve done for the scene in Bristol! Seriously, none of this would ever have happened if it wasn’t for them and the incredible patrons who have created the Psycho:Drama family and provided us with such amazing support!

So before I get all misty eyed – sign up to the event and get your glad rags together – this December 14th the Freak Show is in town!!!!!

Bile and Bruises

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Psycho:Drama ASYLUM ~ The aftermath! PLUS Dates for your calendar!

The heart is sweetest above all things! Courtesy of Michael Hill

Hallo darlings!

Only a few days have past since I last updated but it already seems like an age. The Psycho:Drama ASYLUM party was an absolute blast – if you weren’t there, you MUST be crazy!

Myself, DeadPunkBoy and ANT dropped off the decor the night before hand and I finished the day job early on the Friday ensuring much blood could be splattered on the walls. By the time we had finished with the venue, it looked like a scene from Carrie – No! Not the shower scene! We sliced up what seemed like a thousand white plastic shower curtains and pinned them to the walls, bar and doorways dripping with our store bought haemoglobin.

Tini Von Doom arrived looking sexually sepulchral resplendant in choppy blue wig with gore stained dress and green lips (two toned and to die for!) I, as promised, had prepared my own psychotic clown ensemble for the occasion, think Joker meets Hunger City; all chelsea smile and leopard furs! Delish, if I do say so myself 😉 ANT was dashing in red and black stripes and DeadPunkBoy, ever the handsome man was rocking the P:D surgical mask! Quick note: For the occasion, ANT had prepared a bunch of surgical masks with the Psycho:Drama logo. Our lovely friend Alice had also provided us with a whole bunch of specimen cups and jumbo syringes which were promoptly filled with pill sweets and cherry sourz respectively. This may explain my *slight* hangover.

A lovely visit from the Beacons, Icons and Dykons crowd was thoroughly enoyed! Mister Marshman and co (sadly without the lovely Betty Bruiser who was very tired after another incredible performance, this time featuring the tattooing skills of Penny Bizarre) danced, drank and spun with us for a spell until all that we could was collapse in a heap of bandages and bruises. God I love Psycho:Drama. It was such a lovely atmosphere as well, lots of friendly faces including of course, the afforementioned Penny Bizarre, who despite raging cold, came along to give us a smooch! We loves ya Penny!

Of course no Psycho:Drama could be complete without an innebriated stumble over to visit the lovely staff of the Queenshilling, who by the way, had donated a smoke machine for the evening (thank you Paul!!!!) A couple of drinks later, and a change of shoes, it was time for home. Lovely – and not too bad for a 4AM finish.

There are some fabulous pictures taken by Michael Hill and Camrakaze in the gallery at the bottom of this post 🙂

ALSO!!!!

There are many things a-brewing! Did you read the issue of Talking Toxic with Tiger Tiger a while back? Good, then there’s no need to remind you about how AWESOME she is and when her next night of burlesque and booze will be, but just incase; It’s called GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS and it will be on the 24th of November -LINK: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/164542166987507/?fref=ts

Tomorrow night, all of you in the Nottingham area should go to this http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/140145542797545/ curated by the wonderful Von Spook promotions! Trust me, it’s gonna be AWESOME!

For those of you in the Bristol are; Pink Kitten are also holding their annual Halloween bash on the 20th and gosh it’s set to be positively ghoulish: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/363208780399948/

Also, there is Halloween Cabaret at the Bierkellar on the 24th! http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/292018814238177/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Also, Great Scott, a rather sexualer boylkesquer is debuting his act very soon – go like his page for more details: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Scott-boylesque/534673289879920?ref=ts&fref=ts

On a personal note, my lovely sister Tini Von Doom gave me an early Birthday present the other day – I could have died!!!! Personalised jewellery for moi by Bete Noire!!!! SQUEEEEEE  AND  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in  Chlorophyll Thank you beautiful, I love you!

Pestilence and pustules

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Psycho:Drama ASYLUM, Beacons Icons and Dykons and Tini Von Doom @ London Fetish Weekend!

Wow, so much has been going on this week, if I didn’t have perfect poise you’d say I was rushed off my feet, on drugs or suffering from sort of breathless hysteria. Alas I am none of these things, no matter how many times I try to get the doctors to prescribe me something, they just WON’T! To catch you all up; following the superb madness that was X-RAY SPEKZ the lovely Psycho:Drama team are returning this month with an Asylum theme to celebrate goth xmas. DeadPunkBoy, ANT, Tini and myself will all be there, DJ’ing, dancing and drinking so scum on down and give us a squeeze! There’s a link to the event on FB in the comments, go join up now or I will come to your house and give you such a licking!

The same night we’re letting the inmates run the asylum, our friends at Beacons, Icons and Dykons are putting on a show at the Arnolfini at the Harbourside. Billed as ‘a playful ode to gay and queer cinema featuring performances, talks and surprises inspired by queer heroes and heroines in celluloid. Tonight the hero is writer and melancholy master of the bon mot, Quentin Crisp (1908-1999). A screening of the seminal documentary Resident Alien with Crisp as the archetypal Englishman in New York, will be supported by performances from Bette Bourne and Paul Shaw, known iconic gay rights activists spanning decades. Also featuring resident ‘Glitter Dispenser’ Liz Clarke and compere beyond compare Tom Marshman.’ You know it’s going to be AMAZING, and anyone attending this rather fabulous event will be allowed FREE entry, yes that’s FREE ENTRY to Psycho:Drama all night!!!! Oh how we spoil you! 😉

Also, the lovely, gorgeous and talented femme fatale, Tini Von Doom – Djane and alt. model will be stalking the boards at London Fetish Weekend (5th- 7th October) looking stunning! So if you’re reading this and you’re in the area go and say hi! Clap and applaud and be generally lovely because I and the rest of the Psycho:Drama team are so MASSIVELY PROUD OF HER!!!!!!!!! We love you Tini!!!!!!! Here’s a picture of her on the latest Psycho:Drama flyer….

 

Tini Von Doom looking sepulchral!

 

That’s all from me for the time being, but stay tuned for updates, bile and bitterness!

Bruises and bodily harm

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