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Makeup, mimosas and music: Capturing a Guinness World Record on Drag Queen Day

Drag queens dance during the Guinness World Records largest drag queen stage show performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
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Guinness World Record for Largest Stage Drag Show

Drag Queen World Record Attempt | Hard Rock Cafe | April 12, 2015 | 11:15 A.M.

It’s not every day you get to witness something amazing. Not only did the City of Las Vegas and Clark County proclaim April 12 officially Drag Queen Day, but a group of rambunctious friends and strangers set out to break a world record for the largest stage drag show. Makeup was caked, mimosas were flying and the music began. Sixty-one drag queens and kings flanked the stage and started to frolic in a choreographed motion. In the forefront was the one-and-only Kitty Litter, leading the march. I never knew stripes and polka dots could look so good.

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