Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Lituya Hart Monroe, one of the performers at the GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, watches from the side as another performers takes the stage at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Lituya Hart Monroe, one of the performers at the GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, watches from the side as another performers takes the stage at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Photos: See the GLITZ and glamor of this year’s drive-in drag show

Special COVID-19-safe drag show

A brief window in the rain let the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday go off without a hitch Saturday evening, as drag queens and kings strutted across a stage in the University of Alaska Southeast parking lot.

Dozens of cars were arranged as best they could be in UAS’ tiered parking lot around a portable stage and lights set up on the middle tier. Music blared while performers danced and lip-synced to the cheering, shouting and honking of the spectators who’d been asked to stay inside their cars.

As the evening grew darker, many turned on their cellphone flashlights to wave alongside the flashing high-beams of all the cars. There were two shows Saturday evening, and by the end of the first show shortly after 8 p.m., cars were already lining up for the 9 p.m. show.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Gigi Monroe emceed the GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Gigi Monroe emceed the GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Blake Slate perfoms on a stage in the University of Alaska Southeast parking lot for the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Blake Slate perfoms on a stage in the University of Alaska Southeast parking lot for the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Roman Wilde performs to AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Roman Wilde performs to AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Students and other spectators watch the Glitz Drive-in Drag Show at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Most viewers were asked to stay in their cars.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Students and other spectators watch the Glitz Drive-in Drag Show at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Most viewers were asked to stay in their cars.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 A spectator keeps her hand on the horn, ready to honk her approval of the performance onstage at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire A spectator keeps her hand on the horn, ready to honk her approval of the performance onstage at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Miss Guise, takes the stage at 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Miss Guise, takes the stage at 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Dear Evan Handsome performs during the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Dear Evan Handsome performs during the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire                                 Lituya Hart Monroe, one of the performers at the GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, watches from the side as another performers takes the stage at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Peter Segall / Juneau Empire Lituya Hart Monroe, one of the performers at the GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, watches from the side as another performers takes the stage at the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

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