MCQP Presents Drag Race cape town stadiumExpect to party as MCQP Presents Drag Race at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 15 December 2018.

MCQP Presents Drag Race will once again offer a variety of dance floors, some of the best DJs from around the world, and several areas where drag racers can chill and take in what promises to be one of the best nights of the December festivities!

The MCQP theme fleshes out the Collins dictionary ‘drag race’ term as “a race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, especially between specially designed cars on a short, straight course”. This definition will no doubt conjure up a favourite film scene for many, as drag races are depicted as a dramatic climax in classic movies released during the last couple of decades.

Ewan Strydom, Candice Heyns and Sasha Le Strange celebrate MCQP Presents Drag Race. Pictures: Joffrey Hyman
Ewan Strydom, Candice Heyns and Sasha Le Strange celebrate MCQP Presents Drag Race. Pictures: Joffrey Hyman

Drag queens in all their ‘fabulousness’

For others, “drag race” is synonymous with the American reality TV show, Rupaul’s Drag Race, which has been renewed for an 11th season, and celebrates drag queens of any sexual orientation or gender identity in all their ‘fabulousness’.

Says Director Ian McMahon: “The MCQP 2018 theme offers the most diverse opportunity for all MCQP enthusiasts to create teams of any outfits or costumes that can range from the most extreme masculine – racing car teams – to the absolutely fabulous strutting their stuff in high heels, the most outrageously sexy dresses, while wearing the most OTT wigs, eyelashes and heavy makeup – and everything in between. Expect to see muscle cars, touring bikes and lots of on-the-track grease and muscle.”

He adds: “With MCQP Presents Drag Race there will most certainly not be a limitation on just how creative those attending can be, as it without a doubt embraces the diversity of our South African societies and above all else, recognises each individual’s uniqueness and authenticity – something that is close to our heart as the organisers of the event.” “We have created TEAM ticket packages that helps team spirit and offers big discounts to promote putting teams together. Will you be “Sexy Sennas”, “Manly Mansells” or “Louder Laudas?”

MCQP Project Manager of Candice Heyns also enthuses: “We’re tremendously excited to return to the Cape Town Stadium after five years as not only was this venue a firm favourite with MCQP fans in the past, but is just as iconicly part of the Mother City’s ‘makeup’ as what MCQP is. Flying over Cape Town, one almost expects a wink from what looks like an ‘eye in the sky’, perfectly adorned with what looks like heavy eyeliner. Every dance floor will be indoors to help with Cape Town’s notorious wind in December.”

MCQP 2018 – big, original, creative 

So which way will MCQP itself “swing” this year – more to the masculinity of the theme, or the feminine side? “Replies Heyns: “Don’t limit us either in our creativity. As usual, we have some clever tricks up our sleeve with MCQP Presents Drag Race, so just like everyone else, we don’t want to reveal too much prior to the actual event of what the venue will be dressed like. But one only has to look back at the last 24 years to see that when MCQP presents something, we present it big, original, creative and above all else – in a way that takes everyone pleasantly by surprise.”

Note: All dance floors will be indoors.

What: MCQP Presents Drag Race
Where: Cape Town Stadium, South Africa
MCQP 2018 date: Saturday, 15 December, 7pm
MCQP 2018 tickets: Early Bird start at R370, R1500 VIP tickets. MCQP Team Packages – like Racing Team for 10 (at R2700), Team 15, Team 20 packages, www.quicket.co.za
MCQP VIP: Includes all-night complimentary Bar in VIP lounge area, VIP shows and staging, sweets/snacks, trackside seats, fast track access, private parking, photo setups
MCQP Private Pitstop Trailers: R30 000 for 20 people, includes all VIP benefits
MCQP Cape Town 2018 info: www.mcqp.co.zafacebook.com/ILikeMCQP
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