I Have A Dream: 1000 Drag Performers on the National Mall (Updated)


Last night I dreamed we were on the boat to heaven, but by some chance we were still dragging Trump along. And there I stood, and I hollered, “Someone save me!” and the drag performers started singing a song….

No, seriously, I had a dream that 1000 drag performers showed up at Lafayette Park & sang, “Girl, don’t go away mad. Girl, just go away,” to Trump on January 19th, his last night in office. This blog post is for the playlist of songs we would have those 1000 drag performers sing that night in Lafayette Park, if we could get them there. I’ll start with a few, but I’m sure as hell taking suggestions. If necessary I’ll keep updating this thing until Trump is out of office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. invivoMark says

    Ooh, I’m excited for Lafayette Park to re-open in January and for Trump’s stupid wall to get taken down! I hadn’t even thought of that since the election. I’ll have to go for a visit.

    I would absolutely be there for 1000 drag performers!

  2. Dr Sarah says

    My immediate thought was Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’: “Go on, now, go! Walk out the door! Just turn around, now… ’cause you ain’t welcome anymore!” I can also see a place for “Somebody That I Used To Know”.

    Does it all have to be song, or can we also have a reading of ‘Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?’?

  3. says

    From wikipedia:

    At the height of the Watergate scandal, in a July 1974 collaboration with political humorist Art Buchwald, Dr. Seuss took a two-year-old copy of his book, crossed out “Marvin K. Mooney” wherever it occurred and wrote in “Richard M. Nixon”. With Dr. Seuss’s consent, Buchwald and his editors reprinted the markup as a newspaper column, published July 30, 1974.

  4. vucodlak says

    I think Royal Thunder’s “No Good” would work well. A rough transcription of the lyrics:

    What’s the point in you just hanging around?
    You’re just a dead weight on my ground
    You’re no good- you’re no damn good
    Time and time again you run your mouth
    I see through you- figured you out
    Now you lift me up then you put me down
    Behind my back your words get around
    Smooth talker, think you’re slick but I don’t
    Don’t
    I don’t like you, leave me alone
    You’re no good- no damn good
    I’m a little tired, you hurt my head
    You’re so draining that I’m seeing red
    Think you’re slick, but I don’t
    I don’t like you, leave me alone
    Shit, shit here you come again
    But I can see you, snake in the grass

  5. John Morales says

    Not quite perfect, but…

    Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walking

    Perfect for drag.

  6. dadsen says

    Crip, I observed you on PZ Myers’ “Carnival of Bloggers” and noticed that you have no canine teeth, giving you the appearance of a rabbit sounding like Uncle Fester’s cousin –a high pitched, cackling voice. This is not a criticism, only an observation. Oscar Wilde probably had the same kind of voice too, a Broadway voice.

    What happened to your canine teeth and why are they missing? I am curious.

  7. sonofrojblake says

    @10: while you’re at it, you could leaven it with a rendition of “No Good” by the Prodigy:
    “You’re no good for me
    I don’t need nobody
    Don’t need no-one
    That’s no good for me.”

  8. Rob Grigjanis says

    Oh, and I’d love to see Trump dragged out of the White House with Eno’s Baby’s on Fire playing at volume set to 11. Robert Fripp’s guitar solo would be the perfect accompaniment.

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