At the Pride Party: Lady Gaga Look-Alike Contest

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

In the dark foreboding shadow of the Thompson LES, the hordes assembled for the official launch party of the month-long Pride Goes East festival.  Local business like Babeland occupied tables to push product, food, and activities.  Two bookending stages at East Houston and Stanton featured plenty of live music and public performance, including dance and a headlining gig by Sir Ari Gold.

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But it seemed the mob was really just biding time for the main event – the Go Gaga Lady Gaga lookalike contest.

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Even though participation was rather light, it was no less entertaining.  A gaggle of Gaga look-alikes battled for the crown, judged by a panel of flamboyant personalities, featuring Jason Zinoman of the New York Times, King and Queen of the Imperial Court of New York, and Carmelita Tropicana.  Through two rounds of sexy crotch-grabbing dance moves and lip synching, it was Melissa who came out on top.

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And the obligatory slideshow of photos:

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