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

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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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