March’s Visions of Vivian

Be sure to check out the Visions of Vivian calendar to see where the Girl with the extreme figure will be in March.

 

 

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New Wonder Viv Concept

Okay my Vivettes,

This a sketch of a new Wonder Viv Costume I have been thinking about.

What do you think?

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Pros and Cons of being a Drag Husband Part 1

I have been thinking about writing this entry off and on for about a year now. Not sure why it has taken me this long to finally do it. Maybe there was a part of me that was afraid to objectively look at my life as a Drag Husband. Or maybe there was a part of me that felt if I did the cons list it would be a betrayal of Vivian. Another possibility was maybe I was just lazy. All I know is being married to Drag Queen has some major pros, however as we all know there can not be pros without some cons. So let’s get those cons out of the way quickly so I can start on part 2 of this piece.

For me the biggest con of being a Drag Husband is the time commitment. As I have stated before Vivian takes a lot of time; between the trips to KY for costume fittings, to shopping for supplies, to the performances. Out of all that the time the one that is the worst for me sometimes is the performances. There are times that I am just not in the mood to be out or have to worry about dressing Vivian and those are the days or weekends that I am difficult to deal with. It is those times that any little that goes wrong or I feel is an annoyance can send me off the deep end; and after 12 years together who takes the blunt of it? If you guested Vivian you would be 100 % correct.

Do I regret my behavior afterwards? Without a doubt I do. Especially when my behavior makes Vivian feel like I don’t support her or respect her, because that is just not true. What she does amazes me and makes me so proud but more on that in Part 2.

The next con for me is the amount of Drag that is required for Vivian to do what she does. Whether it is a simple bar show or a full out production show a Vivian performances means carrying a ton of drag into the venue. It most cases the car is completely filled and takes both us making 2 trips to carry all the drag. However this particular con is a catch 22 there would be NO Vivian if it wasn’t for Vivian. What I mean by that is you Vivettes have come to expect a certain level from Vivian and that level can not be achieved without a ton of drag. So yes it is a con but it is a neccesary con.

Another con for me is when Vivian forgets items she needs. Worst case scenario this means I have to drive back to Wonder Viv Studio or the house and get what ever she forgot. Best case scenario is she forgets something on a day I drop her off and is coming back to help her dress. Then all I have to do is to make sure I remember to bring with me when I go back to where ever she is performing. I have to say if this happens to occur on a day I’m not particularly looking forward to being involved with a drag show, I take it out on Vivian, once again making me feel terrible for doing that.

I would have to say the biggest con to being a Drag Husband is when I allow my temper or insecurity or intolerance or any combination of those 3 to make feel Vivian like I don’t support or her or want her to succeed. That is honestly a terrible feeling and some thing I have been working on improving these last 5 years.

So yes as you can see there are some major cons to be a Drag Husband. However those cons lead to some incredible pros which I will address in Part 2.

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Movie Star Weekend

Well my Vivettes, it has been some time since the Von Bs have had a Drag filled weeked like this past one. We started the night out on Friday night with taking in Virginia West’s latest production: Stadium Virginiaum: The Return at Axis Nightclub. It has been about a year since we have taken in a West Family production and I have to say I forgot what we were missing. This show did not disappoint. The energy and music was out of this world. It was a great time and I am glad we decided to take it in. I can honestly say I can’t wait to see what the West minds come up with for their next show. I have no doubt it won’t disappoint.

Then Saturday and Sunday Vivian had the priviledge of performing in Deva Station: Movie Star and let me say this show was amazing. Every single performer delivered on the theme and gave it their all. The audience was thoroughly entertained.

Vivian broke out a new number and one of her best numbers for this show. The new number was even a “production” number that had “back up” dancers and required some rehearsal time. Yes you read that correctly Vivian rehearsed. Yes I know that is some thing you are not accustomed to reading because well I don’t write it very often. The number was “Hello Dolly” and I have to say I was impressed with out it turned out. Especially considering Vivian thought about not doing it. I’m so glad she stuck with it.
Vivian’s second number was “When You AreWell my Vivettes, it has been some time since the Von Bs have had a Drag filled weeked like this past one. We started the night out on Friday night with taking in Virginia West’s latest production: Stadium Virginiaum: The Return at Axis Nightclub. It has been about a year since we have taken in a West Family production and I have to say I forgot what we were missing. This show did not disappoint. The energy and music was out of this world. It was a great time and I am glad we decided to take it in. I can honestly say I can’t wait to see what the West minds come up with for their next show. I have no doubt it wont’ dissapoint.
Then Saturday and Sunday Vivian had the priviledge of performing in Deva Station: Movie Star and let me say this show was amazing. Every single performer delivered on the theme and gave it their all. The audience was thoroughly entertained.
Vivian broke out a new number and one of her best numbers for this show. The new number was even a “production” number that had “back up” dancers and required some rehearsal time. Yes you read that correctly Vivian rehearsed. Yes I know that is some thing you are not accustomed to reading because well I don’t write it very often. The number was “Hello Dolly” and I have to say I was impressed with out it turned out. Especially considering Vivian thought about not doing it. I’m so glad she stuck with it.

Vivian’s second number was “When You Are Good To Momma”. I have to say to date this is still one of Vivian’s best number if not her BEST number. She has so much fun performing this one and you can that when she is on stage. This number brings a simile to everyones face and for me it makes all the headaches of being a drag husband worth it.
If you missed either of these shows shame on you, you missed out on some fantastic entertainment.
Big shout to both Virginia West and Deva Station for sell out shows that delivered incredible entertainment and show why I call Columbus The Drag Mecca of the World.

Good To Momma”. I have to say to date this is still one of Vivian’s best number if not her BEST number. She has so much fun performing this one and you can that when she is on stage. This number brings a simile to everyones face and for me it makes all the headaches of being a drag husband worth it.
If you missed either of these shows shame on you, you missed out on some fantastic entertainment.

Big shout to both Virginia West and Deva Station for sell out shows that delivered incredible entertainment and show why I call Columbus The Drag Mecca of the World.

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The Book of Viv: Vol I

Well everyone has been asking when is the Book of Viv going to be available and the answer is TODAY.

That is right Vivettes just click right here to purchase the first Volume in the Book of Viv. Get your copy hot off the presses.

 

 

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The Weekend of OUCH

So this past weekend was a quasi no drag weekend. I say quasi because there was one drag related activity which took place. That activity was rehearsal for Vivian’s number in Deva Station’s Movie Star show this coming weekend at Wall Street Night Club.

Yes my Vivettes you read that correctly Vivian rehearsed. I know that is not something you see me write very often. Well I was in such shock that I twisted my ankle when we were leaving on Saturday to go to Wonder Viv Studio.

Yes for most this klutzy move wouldn’t be a big deal but for me not so much. You see I have sprained both ankles in the past and broke one. So on Saturday when I twisted my ankle I re-injured it and I could barely walk. So all of Saturday I was limping around until we got home and I took a 4 hour nap and laid on the couch the rest of the day.

Sunday I spend the entire day on the couch nursing by bad ankle. I was able to walk at least but I wanted my ankle to heal further. So here it is Monday and my ankle is still weak but I can walk, but I’m still taking it easy.

I’m just glad it didn’t break because we all know Vivian wouldn’t let me off that easy when it came to carrying her stuff.

Don’t forget to check out Deva Station’s Movie Star this weekend. The show I injured myself for….lol.

 

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Edited Wonder Viv Sketch

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Something NEW, Something OLD

So this past weekend was a busy busy one for the Von Bs. We kicked off a new show and we brought back a favorite old one.

On Friday night it was the debut of The Queens & Weiners show at Dirty Frank’s West (DFW). If you are not familiar with DFW it’s an extremely hip hot dog joint that has delicious hot dogs and drinks. Regular readers of the diary with remember we did a Fund Raiser back in October of 2014 there. Well it was so well received people have been begging us to do a show there on a regular basis. Well ask and you show received.

The kick off show had a great crowd and featured the Trio of Trouble (Hellin Bedd, Samantha Rollins & Vivian). There wasn’t an empty table in the house. We even had a few people come in that didn’t know about the show, but were thrilled it was taking palce and said they would defiantly be back. The energy of not only the crowd but the staff as well was amazing. Everyone was enjoying themselves and having a good time. I would say the only small negative for the show was weren’t able to have mics hooked up. Something we are currently working on for future shows.

So remember to mark your calendars for The Queens & Weiners show. The show will be every fourth Friday at 8 pm at Dirty Frank’s West.

Then on Sunday it was the return of the Three Queen Drag Brunch at our new location King Ave 5. It has been 3 months since our last Brunch and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to bring it back. The place was PACKED!!! It was insane. Vivian’s guests were Hellin Bedd and Samantha Rollins, so the Trio of Trouble was in full force once again. King Ave 5 did an incredible job with service and the buffet.

Once again the energy of the crowd and staff was out of the world. The drinks were flowing the food was delicious and the entertainment was unmatched. A few hiccups here and there but nothing that we can’t fine tune for the next one. We raised $345 during our charity number for PetPromise Inc., which featured a little surprise for those in attendance. The Trio of Trouble performed the charity number in matching show girl costumes. It was a sight to see and the crowd ate it up. If you missed it shame on you. ;-) However you have another chance on Feb 22. Our special guests with be the Columbus return of Akasha O’ Hara Lords and the brunch debut of Bettie Monroe.

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The Queens & Weiners Show

Well tonight The Trio of Trouble (Hellin Bedd, Samantha Rollins & Vivian Von) is brining Drag back to the West Side of Columbus.  We are debuting what we hope will be the first of a monthly Drag Show at Dirty Frank’s West.

Dirty Frank’s hosted a benefit show back in September of 2014 for PetPromise INC and it was a huge success. Over the last few months people have been asking when are we doing it again. Well the when is TONIGHT.

So why not and join us for what I’m sure is going to be an interesting show.

The show starts at 8 pm and 10 % of all Food and Drink sales benefits Friends of the Hilltop.

 

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