Thursday, March 27, 2008
Bigger Lashes Mean Bigger Laughter
Quite simply said, Darcelle's is a Portland landmark. Without a doubt Darcelle XV and Roxie and the talents of their staff, it couldn't be done. I have seen Broadway shows, Las Vegas impersonator shows and hung out with drag queens, impersonators and so on and no where else will you find such wonderful dresses, makeup, hair and music.
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I took my family there (who are straight) several times and they did not feel comfortable at first because they did not know what to expect. After the show starts, they relaxed, enjoyed the fun and have been twice a year since 1996. The jokes are campy, naughty and filled with a bit of crude humor and wording. I like that. Dinner is good before the show, seating can be tight if you get there late and when you let your hair down, they let theirs down too. Darcelle seemed like a nice person on stage and off and get the keepsake photo, you start to collect them year after year. The only thing I have to say is they need a better Web site.
Pros: Good sound system, nice lighting, wonderful and creative shows, good food, nice staff
Cons: Seating is a bit tight, expensive drinks, waiting in line a bit long in the out doors but worth it