Wednesday, August 18, 2010

365 Challenge, Day 32: Drag Queens and Barbie Dolls

Tonight's adventure led us to Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant in Crystal City, VA. Freddie's offers a relaxed environment with numerous themed nights. Tonight's theme? Drag Queen Bingo! For anyone not in the know, Drag Queen Bingo is nothing more exotic than a regular game of bingo hosted guessed it: Drag Queens.

I suppose the concept can be shocking for the uninitiated. It was certainly shocking for the heterosexual couple that walked in mid-game, took one look at the stage, gasped, and quickly scuttled out the door. Lame. Some people need to broaden their horizons a bit.

Bingo is free, though it is appreciated if you dine or enjoy a couple of drinks while playing. We were kind enough to do both. We've been to Freddie's a handful of times, and even once before for bingo. That night we left empty handed. Tonight, though? Tonight, TJ won a round of Bingo from which he walked away with a a Ken doll and a copy of Pet Sematary on DVD. I proceeded to win a round from which I walked away with a copy of Harry and the Hendersons on DVD.

Then, in a thrilling three-way tie, I lip-synced for my life to The Black Eyed Peas' "I've Gotta Feelin" against an old gay and a hot muscly gay for a Barbie doll and a portable charcoal grill. The audience was either pleased by my sexy performance or thought I looked handicapped and took pity on me. Either way, I won by round of applause. I totally needed the Barbie so Ken wouldn't get lonely, but was nice enough to give the grill to the hot muscly boy, who performed a strip tease in an unsuccessful bid for the crowd's vote. Sadly, our friend Michael (a first timer) walked away with nothing. I assured him that the second time must be the charm and encouraged him to go again sometime.


  1. Haha, when I was in DC last month, our hotel shuttle would pass this joint! Omg maybe you were IN IT when that happened. It certainly sticks out ;-)

  2. Nah. Prior to this week, I hadn't been there since May. :-)