Grown & Sexy gets Pride weekend off to titillating start at First Ave

As Pride weekend sweeps the Twin Cities, the Grown & Sexy crew threw its annual drag and burlesque dance party Friday at First Avenue. Performers included Carmen Carrera of RuPaul's Drag Race, Dykes Do Drag, the Vigilantease Collective, and hip-hop dance troupe In New Company. Local burlesque queens Nadine DuBois and Sweetpea hosted the colorful bash, while DJ Shannon Blowtorch provided the beats. All photos by Billy Briggs on June 24, 2016.