Erie Native Superstar Returns to The Zone
by Michael Mongera - He/Him
On Friday, June 4th, the Zone Dance Club got a visitor from Glamatron 5000, and her name is Alaska. Erie native, and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2 winner, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, hosted a benefit show alongside Rebecca Mae for Erie's Zone Dance Club. Two separate shows were held during the evening. Each sold out within a day of the event's listing.
The Zone saw a massive crowd for the two separate performances. Local performers such as Priscilla Godzilla, Shea D' Heaux, and Debbie performed lip-syncs with high-energy performances. Each queen brought a unique performance to their respective drag styles. Including Alaska, who lip-synced to a few of their own songs, such as "ROY G BIV BBT." After each show concluded, guests who purchased a special ticket got a meet and greet with Alaska. Guests got to meet Alaska, along with her family, and a photo with the pink clad star.
Bar familiars and newcomers not only enjoyed the drag numbers but the now accessible dancefloor after the show ended. After months on lockdown, the Zone was revitalized overnight. Not only from the support of the community but of the synergy that COVID-19 temporarily shelved.
In the end, the benefit show raised $14,000 for the bar.