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What is SF Drag Battle?

This is a new drag event based off the iconic Lip Sync battles on the show RuPaul's Drag Race. This is where queens go head to head Lip Syncing like they do on the show while judges and YOU will get to vote for your favorite winner.

How will the competition go?

The competition will have 4 queens competing against each other. They will start off with a song and performance of their choosing to introduce themselves and their drag style to the crowd. (this will not be scored/judged) Once they each have performed, there will be a small break for them to prepare for the lip sync battles. They will be paired off and get to choose from 3 songs to battle with. The audience then takes a scorecard to score both queens on how they liked their performance, their look and most of all, their lip syncing skill. Once the scores for the queens have been gathered, I will take the median average score and the winners moves to the finals. Once the winners are in the finals they will be given time to prepare for the final lip sync. The same scoring applies as above to find the 1st place winner and so forth. (Prizes for everyone are listed below.) Everyone no matter where you place will leave with prizes for participating.

What kind of prizes are we talking about?

1st place

30 seconds in the wind money machine to try and grab as much money as they can.
A special acrylic logo necklace that only the winner gets.
First dibs at the prize table
Free drink tickets from the Eagle Bar

2nd, 3rd and 4th place

$20, $15, $10
30 seconds in the wind money machine to try and grab as much money as they can.
Second dibs at the prize table
Free drink tickets to the Eagle Bar

What made me want to throw this event?

While watching the show with friends, I wondered why SF does not have a drag competition here where queens Lip Sync battle against each other like they do on the show. Asking my friends, they wondered the same thing and then said I should start one. So here I am!

What is my goal for this event?

My goal is to provide another place queens can perform and win some awesome prizes that they can use towards continuing their drag. Also to put on awesome shows for the audience to enjoy like never before!

Why are you throwing this event?

Although I don't do drag myself (yet that is lol) I love the drag community and all they do. They spend countless hours preparing a number, doing amazing makeup work, and putting together looks for a show and I want to help by giving back. I want to give to the community by putting on a fun competition they would love to be in, a competition people would love to watch and by giving out prizes the queens can use towards their craft.

When and where will I have it?

This will be held at the SF Eagle Bar once a quarter and the next date is June 25th!


I have more questions, how can I contact you?

You can contact me at

Matthew J Black

P.S. If you would like to sponsor this event or help out please drop me an email 🙂


Last Updated: 5/21/2019

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