Stars and Shows
Pickles’ Playground Pocono Pageant
Pickles appears for the Pickles Playground Pocono Pageant Monday through Friday for a brief show (sing-a-long!) and contest. Special guest appearances and fun prizes for the winners! No prior sign up required.
2019 Lineup of activities to be determined
Stormy Weather is the unacknowledged love child of Neil Diamond and Ann-Margaret. She was found at a truck stop just outside of Lubbock, Texas and adopted by Eugene and Lucille Weather of Seagoville, a suburb of Dallas.
Eugene Weather was a truck driver; his wife Lucille was known for her peanut brittle, which she would sell at truck stops and rest areas as they traveled across Texas. They named their daughter “Stormy” based on a shared interest in meteorology.
Stormy’s titles include Little Miss Seagoville (1972); First Runner-Up, Miss Seagoville Teen (1981); Cashier of the Month, Seagoville Sack-n-Save (June 1989); and Miss GNI Lace (2001). She has been hosting the Stormy Weather Variety Show since 2002.
The Stormy Weather Variety Show
Auditions: Monday, August 19, 10 am – 12 pm – Auditorium
If you’ve got talent, Stormy wants you to be a part of the show! To be in the show, you MUST attend auditions in the auditorium at 10:00 am. The audition process is painless, but auditions are mandatory – no exceptions. If you are cast in the show, you must attend rehearsal on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Auditions will be heard in the order in which you signed up. Hostess: Stormy Weather.
Rehearsals: Tuesday, August 20, 2 pm – 3 pm – Auditorium
If you made it past the auditions yesterday morning and are ready to dance, sing, or otherwise entertain your way into the hearts of the men of GNI, you MUST come to this afternoon’s rehearsal in the auditorium. Stormy will announce the order for the show and work out all of the details for this evening’s performance. Auditions are a prerequisite; rehearsal is mandatory to perform. Hostess: Stormy Weather.
Showtime: The 17th Anniversary Stormy Weather’s Variety Show, Tuesday, August 20, 8 pm – 9:30 pm – Auditorium
It’s been going on for more than 16 years and you still don’t know what to expect! Join Stormy and her guests as the hidden talents of the men of GNI are revealed in a hilariously unpredictable evening of entertainment. You MUST attend the Monday morning audition and the Tuesday afternoon rehearsal (both in the auditorium) to perform in the show. NO EXCEPTIONS! Hostess: Stormy Weather.
GNI created Trixie May when she was born from the Leather Drive-In social hour in 2005. In the following years, Trixie May decided to lay low, as well as a couple of busboys, and devoted her Diva life to charity, sewing little dresses for up and coming drag Tweens. In 2008, she made a dress for herself, entered Miss Lace and won the crown by singing to her own original song, ‘Look This Way, I’m Trixie May’. In 2009, the Gathering membership was looking Trixie’s way when she produced, directed and co-hosted ‘That Price Ain’t So Right’. With her profits from Trixie May Productions, Trixie May became a joint owner of A8’s International House of Penis (IHOP), Hard Cock Café and the Cum and Go service station. In 2011, Trixie May thought she had finally found success in love with a big Gathering wedding during the Garden Party social hour. But after her GNI celebrity lesbian lover jilted her, Trixie May turned back to a life of giving. She gave so much of herself across the lake that she was surprised in return with a gift of thrush. In light of this crisis, Trixie May launched the ‘Keep It Clean Across the Lake’ campaign at the Gathering in 2015. Trixie realized her talents to entertain needed to be brought back to this side of the lake and produced and co-hosted Miss Lace 2016 with her mother Hazel. Trixie returns to camp this year to host the 2018 Miss Lace Pageant, Dream. Stop by at cabin A8 for a cocktail on the way to the Dance Club and say ‘Hey’ to Trixie May!
Trixie May’s Lace Race: Miss Lace 2018
Trixie Mays’ Miss Lace Race Pageant
Trixie May’s Lace Race: Miss Lace 2019 Rehearsal: Thursday, August 22, 10 am – 12:30 pm – Auditorium
Gentlemen start your engines and may the best dragster win! The race for Miss Lace officially begins with our Miss Lace 2018 contestants presenting their talent numbers during this morning session to determine the line-up of the show. Bring your heels, props, supporting cast members and anything else you require to practice on stage. Save your make-up, dresses and costumes for the night of the show. Remember to sign up during registration, outside the PV office or at this rehearsal for the Lace Race. Contestant participation at both Thursday and Friday rehearsals in the auditorium is mandatory to capture the crown. It’s way too much fun not to participate!
Trixie May’s Lace Race: Miss Lace 2019 Cue-to-cue Rehearsal: Friday, August 23, 10:30 am – 12 pm – Auditorium
Everyone participating in Trixie May’s Lace Race is required to attend this cue-to-cue rehearsal. We will run through the entire show and dragsters may request an additional practice of their entire talent number.
GNI Miss Lace Winners from 1996
Friday, August 23, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Regatta Beach
OMG you guys! Sashay, shanté, and sissy that walk at the Drag Races on Friday afternoon. The Drag Races are a hilarious contest with a glamorous twist: teams of naked guys compete to assemble complete drag outfits, piece by “beautiful” piece. Channel your inner drag queen while racing across a grassy field in cha-cha heels and wrestling other guys for that perfect outfit. The first team to assemble a complete ensemble wins! The Lazy Susans are your hostesses for this event, and a special guest will serve as emcee. We can’t say who our special fem-cee will be just yet—but she promises she’ll be out on parole in time to join us. Hilarity will ensue. Come to participate, watch, or cheer! No previous drag or sports experience required. 2:30 pm, Friday, Aug. 23, Regatta Beach!