The Christmas Belles
The Christmas Belles were the winners of the 1998 Honky Tonk Queen Contest.
|Ensemble Name||Street Name|
|Belle Whatling||Harlan Kerr|
|Belle Poitrine||David Draper|
|Belle E. Button||Tony Loncich|
|Belle Epoch||Ken Moore|
Won't Udo That Voodoo That Udo So Well!
OK -- size does matter, as we found out this year when the Belles of San Francisco made their triumphant entrance in the contest -- marking the first time the contest was won by a float -- or four floats, if you weigh it out!!! In no particular order, they were: Belle Whatling, Belle Poitrine, Belle Epoque and Belle E. Button. Great costumes, minimal talent. They did prove what Lois and Tami have always believed: that drag and leather are at opposite ends of the same continuum -- and these twisted bitches lived at both ends simultaneously! In addition to that, they all fed off of one brain!"
(L-R): Belle E. Button & Belle Whatling parading with the crown when they won the Honky Tonk Queen contest at Weave The Rose, 1998
front: Belle Poitrine, Donna Matrix, Belle E. Button; background: Belle Whatling, Dee Backiel, 1998
(L-R): Belle Whatling & Belle Poitrine
. (L-R): Belle E. Button, Belle Whatling, Belle Poitrine
Hunky Trunks King Michael Harper (front) with (back, L-R): Belle Whatling, Belle E. Button, Belle Poitrine, 2001