Drag-ged through the mud

This past weekend was quite the adventure.

My friend Jeremy invited me to a party he called “Ain’t it a Drag, Summer’s Over!” And as you could probably guess from the title of the party, this wasn’t going to be just any ordinary party!!

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re betting that you’re going to see some scandalous pictures of me in drag.

Sorry to disappoint you all.:)

Oh I did consider it. In fact, when the Evite first went out, I had every intention of dressing the part. Problem is, I don’t own ANYTHING that pertains to women’s wear, and quite frankly, if I’m going to spend my hard-earned money on clothes, they are going to be clothes that I can wear anytime, and anywhere. Besides, I’ve done drag before, and folks, I’m here to tell ya… I make one UGLY WOMAN.

Nevertheless, I still went to the party. I just went as one of the ladies’ escorts. :-)

And of course, since I don’t go anywhere without my camera, I had quite a wonderful time snapping photos of the boys as they morphed into their feminine alter egos.

So I will at least share with you a couple of my favorites. And of course, there are more where these came from on my flickr site!

Ready for a night on the town.

Wanna ride me, baby?

Charlie's Queens


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Rick Aiello knows something about cheese - he was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Since moving to Chicago in 1997 he has involved himself in Chicago's music and arts scene, both as a cabaret artist and as a member of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. With a taste for the ridiculous and fanciful, he began his personal blog, Rick's Launching Pad in 2004. Rick lives in Chicago with his two furry children, Pippin and Screech, and enjoys photography, music, cooking and men... not necessarily in that order.