James Holmes

DC High Heel Race 2012 [Video]

Filed By James Holmes | November 02, 2012 2:30 PM | comments

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Tags: AbFab, Absolutely Fabulous, DC High Heel Race 2012, drag queen racing, High Heel Race

Eddy-Patsy.jpgLast night I ran in Washington DC's annual High Heel Race for my forth year in a row. My friend Will and I have made it an annual tradition, though this was the first year we went as a team - Eddy and Patsy from the TV show Absolutely Fabulous.

Usually scheduled for the Tuesday before Halloween, this year Hurricane Sandy caused a schedule change. Every year since 1986, queens have been lining up to run down 17th Street at 9:00pm. Some actually run, most just prance.

We decided on the costumes not long after last year's race, so we had a year to plan. After some thrift store shopping and wig buying last week, it all finally came together - and I think it was one of our best. I padded for the first time, and I think my ass was my favorite part of the costume.

And as usual, Will and I were running late. Since we were Eddy and Patsy, getting into character required an appropriate amount of vodka. I chain smoked the entire time we paraded - which I am not used to - but it worked out because everyone knew who we were. And maybe because of the extra nicotine, we actually ran this year rather than just prance.

Bil caught a video from the sidelines. You can see me at 0:50. Check it out after the jump and let me know what you think.

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