Despite the negative attention Wynwood Pride received for Azealia Banks’ antics, the rest of the weekend continued smoothly with generally on-time performances from other celebrity guests, including RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Violet Chachki and Gottmik, Welsh pop singer-songwriter Marina, Slayyyter and Cupcakke, among others.

Prior to the weekend’s events, a spokesperson for Wynwood Pride promised “a glittering marathon of neighborhood-wide drag shows, dance parties, brunches, surprise appearances, once-in-a-lifetime headliners, jaw-dropping drag, international DJs, art installations, the return of Miss Toto’s Funhouse, a vendor market, non-profit village and more” all weekend at the RC Cola Plant, a graffiti-filled venue that used to be an abandoned soda factory.

Organizers delivered on their promise.

Local drag talent consisted of Miss Toto, Regina Cocoa Lords, Opal Am Rah and the R House Wynwood Drag Brunch crew, including hostess Athena Dion, Morphine Love, Juicy Love, Kat Wilderness and FKA Twink.

On social media, Dion said she had an incredible time. “I performed alongside some of Miami’s most amazing entertainers and my drag family at Wynwood Pride. I had a great time with the community and it makes me really love my city so much more.”

Added Regina Cocoa Lords: “I’m floating on a cloud. I had such a blast performing at Wynwood Pride. The reception I got was just beyond surreal. I felt like a rockstar.”

The burlesque entertainer performed Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Cocoa Lords said she “prayed to Freddie to grace” her with his presence and “everyone made [her] feel like he was there.”

“Thank you to everyone that went and just made my night so, so special. I’m beyond humbled to have had the pleasure to entertain such an amazing crowd,” she said.

Wynwood Pride wrapped Sunday with a free neighborhood takeover and a closing after-party at Oasis Miami.

“We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to making #WynwoodPride2022 one of the best Pride celebrations we could ever ask for,” said a spokesperson on social media.


Courtesy of Miami Gay News.

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