It’s @miamibeachpride week and Concrete Beach Brewery is celebrating this weekend, at the Social Hall and in Sunday’s parade! This Saturday, April 6, we will be hosting our second annual Miami’s A Drag show at the Social Hall with friends @grampswynwood and @readingqueer.
To celebrate the week, we decided to sit down with one of the queens performing, our friend, Candi Dixx.
Where did your name come from?
It took some brainstorming, but it was pretty much meant to be something lewd and stripper-y… but cute.
How did you first get involved with drag?
I did drag for the first time in high school and college, but nothing serious. When I went to my first gay bar, I remember seeing the queens on stage and saying to myself, “I’d love to do that.” It wasn’t until I found the queer Miami scene that I felt comfortable enough actually acting on it.
What (or who) is your style inspired by?
It’s a mix between Lisa Frank and Peggy Bundy, with the attitude of Kathy Griffin.
How long have you been working with Double Stubble? How’s your experience been?
Ive performed at Double Stubble since 2017, it’s always a great time working with them. The way that DJ HottPants makes it a point of booking a diverse cast is always awesome because you never know what to expect, get to meet new performers and see something fresh each week.
How have you seen the drag scene in Miami change?
It’s definitely grown and started to evolve, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
What are some common misconceptions about drag?
That it’s easy and comfortable.
What has been one of the highlights of your career?
Being able to perform for Pride at Concrete Beach Brewery two years in a row.
Favorite song(s) to perform?
Definitely “Finally” by Cece Peniston, or any good throwback 90’s jam.
Biggest inspiration in the drag community (or entertainment community more generally)?
Can’t name just one.
If you could perform on any stage or at any event, what/where would it be?
I’d love to host a night of my own.