Drag shows go virtual as bars across the globe shut down due to pandemic, World

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Drag shows go virtual as bars across the globe shut down due to pandemic

The Coronavirus lockdown has hampered businesses across the globe. From restaurants and bars to dance clubs, everything has been shut down and people are forced to make difficult decisions. Similarly, the situation is bad for drag queens across the world, who are fighting for their livelihood in these difficult times. The virus lockdown has taken a toll on the entire industry and performers are struggling to make the ends meet as their financial stability depends on weekly drag shows and live audiences.

However, as they say, nothing is permanent, the performers have come up with an intelligent idea of performing online. Though they can’t go on live tours or get tips, they have now found creative ways to stay afloat and support themselves and their community in this crisis.

The queens are performing on various social media platforms and entertaining their audience. A few days back, more than 11000 viewers tuned in to Digital Drag Show that was put on by Los Angeles-based performer Biqtch Puddin. The show went on for nearly four and a half hours and the audience never left!

Famous Israeli drag queens, Tal Kalai and Yuvel Edelman, also streamed their shows on Facebook and it turned out to be a successful online event. The show was named Quarantined.

Here is a list of some popular drag queens who are performing online and are getting an amazing response on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels:

E-Brunch with Inita D

Drag Aerobics: Live in Your Living Room

Oops! Brooklyn

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