I’ve always been a huge RuPaul fan. And I loooooove drag queens. Somehow I found out that he was going to be signing his book Workin’ It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Style at Obelisk in Hillcrest. Tickets and books were bought, camera batteries were immediately charged.
On the day of the signing, we got down there about 90 minutes before it was about to start. There was already a line of people about a block and a half long. We got some Starbucks and waited. Once it started, the line moved quickly. Two waist high tables were set up towards the back of the store and RuPaul [appearing as himself, not as his drag personality] stood at one, dressed impeccably in a suit and glasses. Another man stood at the second table.
There was someone at the head of the line who wrote down everyone’s name on a sticky note for personalization. Instead of having him sign the title page, I opted to have a chapter signed where my one of my favorite looks from Drag Race was depicted.
He was very gracious with my specific request. I did tell him that I loved that particular look and that it was one of my favorites from the season. The entire time I was at the table, my husband was taking pictures. After he signed, I asked RuPaul if we could get a picture together.
I was a bit surprised when he answered, “I believe you already got one”.
I’m sure my mouth probably dropped.
However, he did take the picture with me.
I can’t find it.