Tod Trappett from the LGBTIQ Coffs Connection Community group is putting on a COCO AND DIVA’S HOMECOMING DINNER AND SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA! We wanted to know so much more, so we sat down and chatted with Tod.
Tod, please tell us more – what is this show all about? Who are the stars, and why are they doing a Homecoming?
This show is going to be absolutely fantastic! Coco Jumbo and Honey Moonshine are sisters and are coming home to perform a show not to be missed! Coco Jumbo is a local Coffs legend who won Coffs Coast Drag Idol and moved to Sydney, becoming somewhat of an overnight sensation! She is in high demand for shows and appearances.
Honey Moonshine moved to Sydney and appears regularly in shows all over the city! They will also be joined by Polly Petrie, who is the mama of all the Sydney Drag Queens and was in Les Girls with Carlotta back in the day! She was also in the award-winning drag show in Sydney, Pollie Follies.
We will also be welcoming back Glorious Mountains. Glorious has run Drag Idol and Karaoke at the Coffs Hotel for some years. She is a mentor and supporter of upcoming Drag Queens and is a star on the Coffs Coast, having performed and sung for many years at different events.
You said this is a fundraiser – for whom?
This event is a fundraiser for “Be Young & Proud” (Coffs Harbour /Bellingen) who are arranging their second camp this year to mentor and support our LGBTQI+ youth, and also PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – “Keeping families together through acceptance and greater knowledge”.
Where are you holding this great event, and who can come?
This will be held on Saturday 6th April from 6pm, at the Surf Club Bar and Restaurant – 23 Surf Club Rd, Coffs Harbour. Get all your friends together for a fun filled evening, with a great meal and lots of laughs!
How do we get tickets, and what does this include?
Through the Surf Club Bar and Restaurant Facebook page, and this will include nibbles on arrival, sit down main meal, dessert and canapés!
Will people be able to see the Drag Queens Coco Jumbo, Honey Moonshine and Polly anywhere else over the weekend?
Yes – there will be a chance to see Coco and the Divas on the Friday night of 5th April at the Twilight Food Market, with a special entertainment event called Dinner with the Divas.
On the Saturday there will be a LGBTIQ+ youth event, and all this will be announced via our Facebook page LGBTIQ Coffs Connection & Community (and Surrounding Areas).