RuPaul performed a DJ set for thousands at DragCon UK 2020
RuPaul performed a DJ set for thousands at DragCon UK 2020

Following the chaos of the first day of the historic first ever DragCon UK, in which hundreds of fans were left waiting for hours in the freezing cold before being turned away altogether and told to return for day two, the organisers at the event stepped up their game before the crowds returned on Sunday, January 19th, 2020.

Though there was still a queue to enter the Olympia London at times, it took under an hour to get into the venue for most people who have reported their experience on social media. Fans also said that the management of queues to meet the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race was “much betta!” on the second day, with staff working hard to ensure that everybody who got in line were allowed the opportunity to meet their favourite queens.

Of course, that doesn’t take away the bad experience had by hundreds who didn’t make it into the venue on Saturday; especially those who were only able to make it to the event on that day. They may get a refund for the price of their ticket to attend, but with many having also paid hundreds of pounds for accommodation and travel, it’s likely to just be a drop in the ocean.

Day two of DragCon UK saw the legendary Frock Destroyers take to the stage to perform their iconic hit Break Up (Bye Bye) for the thousands in attendance, with Baga Chipz, Blu Hydrangea and Divina De Campo giving their all on the main stage.

Drag Race judge and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Michelle Visage also brought her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice along for a panel in which they discussed their friendship on the BBC One series, and how they’re still close to this day following their run on the show.

Props must be given to the talent and venue staff brought in for DragCon UK. They did their absolute best to accommodate for everybody, regardless of the failings on day one by those who had given them their orders.

Hopefully, those who put DragCon UK together will be working hard to improve upon this year’s offering, if the convention is to make a return in the future.

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