All right, I am just going to throw this out there. It’s hot. I felt like this summer was hot, but not as hot as summers in the past. But Friday was so muggy I couldn’t even sit on my front porch without extra fans blowing on me.

I am just so over summer and ready for fall! I am ready for those cool mornings, light jackets, warm drinks and, of course, football! Some stores even have their Halloween stuff out, which is tad early but I’ll take it! So until that first cold snap, sit back and enjoy all the steamy weather, I mean gossip!

Born to Celebrate
I’m kicking myself! I had out-of-town guests Friday night who I tried to convince to “celebrate the city” with me, but they weren’t having it (insert eye roll). So I missed out on another fun activity in Mobile, but luckily the spies were ready to fill in for me …

This past Friday night during ArtWalk the first “Celebrate the City” event was held! The night started out with a second line from Cathedral Square to Bienville Square with Mardi Gras Indians from New Orleans and Mobile along with Mayor Sandy Stimpson and his wife, Jean, leading the way.

Bienville Square was packed — people were enjoying music, food and one another’s company. Boozie heard people are still raving about how great the night was! I mean how could it not be when Doug E. Fresh, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and others were playing? I also heard some locals partied into the wee hours at a secret social club in LoDa where they were treated to champagne and a private concert by Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, with other local musicians jumping in and lending their talents.

Ahh, it makes Boozie so happy to see fun things like this happening — I can’t wait for the next celebration.

What a drag!
Nothing says Sunday Fun-day like a Gospel Drag Brunch! This past Sunday, the Bike Shop hosted a drag brunch and the stars of the show were shining in all their glory!

Before the doors even opened people were lined up out front ready to get a seat for the show! Once the show began the courtyard was packed. Jawakatema Davenport, Champagne Monroe and Zamareyah Dawn performed hits from Tina Turner and many others.

Boozie’s favorite was dressed in a perfectly fitted red dress and red heels singing Tina Turner. What impresses Boozie even more is how the ladies are able to dance around and around in those high heels, Boozie can hardly walk much less run, teach me your ways! I also loved the sequined leotard with matching boots – the sunlight made the costume dazzle! Can you say extra fabulous?  

While it might have been hot out in the courtyard, the phenomenal show kept you distracted and the mimosas cooled you off. Overall the show was fun and hilarious, everyone clapped along and was having a great time! It is definitely something you don’t want to miss next time!

And Boozie hears next time is right around the corner, as the show will be the third Sunday of next month, so mark your calendars!

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ Mobile lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!