Drag show round two

Cassandra Martinez, Staff Writer

100516-drag-show-9-copy-copy 100516-drag-show-4_1-copy-copy 100516-drag-show-5-copy-copy100516-drag-show-7 images by Griffin Yerian/staff photographer

Linfield College’s biggest Homecoming event was back for a second year! The event that had brought Linfield students together last year was back Wednesday night Sept. 28. This was Linfield’s second year of hosting a drag show and the turnout was amazing. Every seat was filled and some Linfield students had to stand on the sides of the auditorium. There was even a line to enter ICE Auditorium before the doors were open for the general public.
Poison Waters & Friends were the famous and talented ladies that graced the stage last year’s Homecoming show. They had returned this year to give Linfield College another show and oh boy, they sure did not disappoint. Each performer performed multiple dance pieces and had interesting audience interactions. So interesting that it would audience members gasp and blush at the same time mixed with laughter. Each routine was graced by cheering and clapping, these ladies knew how to get the crowd going. Poison Waters was a gracious and funny MC throughout the night. She made comments and jokes that got everyone laughing.
Though Poison Waters and Friends weren’t the only ones dressed in drag. Some of Linfield’s students joined in on the fun. Senior Ehren Cahill, Sophomore Jose Madrid, Sophomore Caitlyn Van Zandt and Junior Ben McNair were the performers that represented Linfield College’s Homecoming spirit. Cahill, Madrid, and Zandt’s group dances to “Move Your Body” by Beyoncé and “Legs” by Luciane Paine were on-point and fierce.  The flirty fun and scandalous solo dance from Cahill to the song “CandyMan” by Christina Aguilera got everyone excited. The equally flirty fun and scandalous solo dance from McNair to the song “MILF Money” by Fergie.
The Linfield Drag show was the event of the ages. Not many Linfield College events hold the power to unite the student body, but this event does. Let’s hope we can continue this wonderful Linfield tradition for years to come