The local crossdressing event of the year, my support group's annual banquet, will be held this Saturday evening. In the recent past, we have had 60-70 crossdressers, friends, and supporters in attendance, dressed to kill in evening gowns and cocktail dresses. The evening usually begins with a cocktail hour, followed by a sit-down dinner, an after-dinner speaker, an awards ceremony, live entertainment, and dancing with a DJ spinning the CDs.
I have performed a few times in the past and will lipsync one song this year. I have been practicing for weeks and look forward to my performance.
I happened to catch The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert last night. It was the first time I had seen that film from beginning to end and I got a couple of ideas from the lipsyncing performances in the film to add to my act on Saturday.
My outfit is all picked out and ready to wear: the blue cocktail dress I wore to the Avon representative Christmas party. I am 99% sure that no one who attended the Christmas party (besides me) will be attending my support group's banquet, so my outfit will be brand new to all onlookers.
I do plan to wear more comfortable shoes. The pair I wore to the Christmas party were not very comfortable and if I wear them Saturday, I will be hobbled by the time I am supposed to perform my lipsync act. So, I will wear an old pair of black strappy 4-inch high heel pumps that are oh-so-comfortable. The are sexy looking shoes that I will glam up with rhinestone clip-ons.
The only thing I have to get are some false eyelashes and some glam eyeshadow (just clipped a Max Factor 2-for-1 coupon from today's newspaper - good timing).
I think I will really enjoy this year's banquet. I was chairlady for the past three banquets and it was a real job running the affair. This year, someone else is chairlady, so I will be able to relax, have fun, and enjoy the whole evening!