Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Invasion Of The Pines - 2008


Every Fourth of July, The Pines in Fire Island is subject to an “invasion” of drag queens from the neighboring community of Cherry Grove. This year was no different.

Those of you who have seen When Ocean Meets Sky have already heard this story. Legend has it that in 1976, a drag queen from the Grove was snubbed at the club in The Pines (the two communities are very different). So a few queens from Cherry Grove rented a water taxi and “invaded” The Pines in full drag – to a surprisingly warm welcome. They did it again the following year with more drag queens in a bigger boat. And each year The Invasion has gotten more popular and more spectacular.

Every year there are surprise “celebrity” appearances. This year it was Michelle Obama:


And Amy WineWarehouse:


And even some Polygamists:


It looks like a good (and drunk) time was had by all. For more pictures, go to Pines Punch.

7 comments:

Jennie said...

Totally would have skipped fireworks to see this. The polygamists have me rolling.

Maria said...

I adore how the polyamists have their boobs at waist level - the acuracy is impressive!

Howard said...

I nearly wet myself with the Polygamists' pictures. Which would have made for a rather uncomfy afternoon here at work.

Psychomom said...

Let's hear it for the polygamist!
Queens of the crop.

Joy said...

Oh, the polygamists are hilarious!!

Beth said...

OMG!!! the Polygamists are cracking me up!!!! They look just like those women!!!! The hair!!! The dress!!!!

Renee said...

I'm telling Barack that drag queens are making fun of his wife LOL.

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