Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mesmerizing Mia

Walking into the dark, smoky bar, I immediately felt out of place.

I worried what they would say about us, as it was completely obvious we did not belong.

People shot us disapproving looks as we held hands and edged through the crowd looking for her. We didn’t know who we were looking for, but Cowboy did.

Then she spotted us. She flung her arms up in the air and made her way to us in her super-high heels. Her mini-skirt and tube top were tight as could be. Her thick blonde hair settled on her broad shoulders. Her glittery makeup was heavily, but perfectly, applied.

She wrapped herself in Cowboy’s arms and introduced herself to me.

I’m sure I looked like a scared child. Brought into a place I’d never been, seeing this girl for the first time. But I wasn’t scared at all…I was in awe.

This girl had a very loud, spirited personality. She flirted with everyone. She had a style and a way about her that most girls just don’t have. She was outgoing and funny. She was wild and uninhibited.

She was nothing like the man she was during the day.

You see, that’s the first time I’d ever met Mia…but I’d met her male counterpart, Jake, on several occasions.

Jake was a smart, quiet, cute guy. When we were first introduced to him, I could have never guessed what kind of experience he would provide me in the future.

We went out to watch Mia perform on a few more occasions. This included more gay bar experiences and a visit to the Pride Festival. Each time I watched in amazement as this cute little quiet guy transformed himself into a glamorous, high-energy, beautiful woman.

Aside from some very entertaining entertainment, Jake/Mia provided me with some life lessons that I will never forget:
~ Things are not always as they seem.
~ The “quiet” ones need to break out sometimes, too.
~ Beauty can be found in the most unexpected places.
~ Sometimes people don’t want to be one thing or another…they just want to be.

Cowboy and Jake’s relationship didn’t last. Jake went off to Europe to study design, never to be heard from again.

I’ve yet to find a drag queen as beautiful and sweet as Mia. Though I can’t say I’ve tried.

I hope she’s still doing her thing.

(Miss Chi-Chi is my second favorite drag queen.)


Brillig said...

Oh my gosh, what a great story! And beautifully written! I had a similar learning experience too, once upon a time. And I love the list of things you learned. This is such a great post.

Cherann said...

Is this a true story? I like the list of life lessons too.

Sugar Kane said...

Great story! I love this post.

Butrfly4404 said...

cherann...yes, it's true...although the names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.

There's a much better story invovling a dominatrix costume and getting pulled over in Mnpls, but I've only heard it third party. :)

Kelly said...

Awesome entry! Never known any drag queens...well, that I know of. There are a lot of repressed people in Okie land. I wouldn't be surprised if I knew a few and didn't know the real them!lol Where was I? I am so scatter-brained this morning. Oh yeah, but I have been to a quite a few gay bars. Once to find out that my boyfriend really wasn't into girls. Yeah, that was nice. Anyway, I don't know where I'm going with this. So I guess I'll just say goodbye!

Ciao bella!

Worker Mommy said...

Great post!
Some of the best experiences in life are those that we step out of our comfort zone to try.
Not to sound cliche' - but seriously some of my best friends are gay males.

On another note - did you ever see the episode of Will & Grace where they talked about how to pick your drag name. You pick the name of your first pet and the street that you lived on as a kid.
Mine was Misty almost sounds more like a stripper or porn star....

What would yours be ?

Butrfly4404 said...

Sadly, Blackie 16th. Not very sexy, is it?

Now it would be Contessa Marigold. That one's a little better (although my cat is usually called "bitch" or "shuddup" hmmm... Shaddup Marigold...Nah.)


Kristina said...

Lady Sunkist would be mine! Maybe if I wore all orange or something!

I really like your story :) (And I want to hear that domintarix one sometime!!!)