Where can you see TLC, Gang of Four, Tricky, Bon Iver, 2 Live Crew, James Blake, Patti Smith, Gucci Mane, 45 Grave, and the all-stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race — all in one place, in the same weekend? Only at Orange County’s wonderfully weird Beach Goth festival! Check out photos from the most diverse, daring festival lineup around.
Only at Beach Goth — a dizzyingly diverse festival curated by Orange Country garage/surf/psych band the Growlers, and featuring everyone from Bon Iver and James Blake to Tricky, TSOL, and even TLC — would the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race fit right in. So it was there, on Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif., that Drag Race divas Adore Delano, Ginger Minj, Sharon Needles, and Alaska 5000 — all singing live — donned some day drag and made their proper, official rock festival debut.