GayBingo hostess Jenna Skyy spells out the best strategy to get a seat at the gayborhood’s hottest ticket
GayBingo hardly needs more buzz. Every month, scores of wannabe players are turned away because organizers have reached maximum capacity. Those who manage to secure a seat discover the thrill of daubing multiple scorecards at a breakneck pace, dancing between games, ridiculing players who get thrown into GayBingo jail and watching the elaborate stage productions by the Something Fabulous entertainment troupe. Some players actually win cash and prizes!
The superstar of Something Fabulous is drag diva Jenna Skyy, and every month the troupe kicks out new Broadway-style shows. On Saturday, the theme is "Super Villain." Skyy says the show will open with a swarm of villains descending on a helpless vixen. And where there’s a super villain, there’s a superhero. After intermission, Skyy morphs into Poison Ivy for a show that’s "toxic."
But Skyy doesn’t just sing and dance. She’s also a high-heeled Bingo hostess who works the room for three hours.
GayBingo is one of Dallas’ hottest tickets. So hot, that organizers recently raised the admission price from $15 to $25. But to play, you need to plan ahead. So Skyy made a list to get in, get a good seat and then — get loud!
|GayBingo is held the third Saturday of every month at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Rd.
"Super Villain" bingo is May 16 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
For information, call 214-540-4495.
JENNA’S GAYBINGO GUIDE
G-et advance tickets at Rcdallas.org. The new ticket price, $25, includes all 15 games.
A-rrive between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to claim pre-paid seats. Seating is first come, first serve. Y’all can purchase tickets at the door for the same price. But those who pay in advance will be let in first.
Y-ou should get down to the Cedar Springs strip early: Grab a bite or shop for a new outfit.
B-ring your friends: Parties of 15 or more can get reserved seating.
I-mpact the community. Your ticket purchase and donations support the programs at the Resource Center of Dallas.
N-ever contradict the drag queens onstage. We’re known to throw things.
G-et loud — when you have a Bingo; when we call B7 or O69, and when the entertainment takes the stage. The audience makes GayBingo a great show — and the louder, the better.
O-MG! You can booze it up at two bars, there are cash payouts, give-away prizes, a 50/50 raffle and some pretty hot dudes — I mean ladies — hosting the show.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 16, 2008.