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Bow to the Divas! The Queens have arrived!

Bow to the Divas!  The Queens have arrived!

Drag Night on 4th Street is LIT!

Austin Bright Light Design at Drag Queen Night Oil Can Harry's

Austin Bright Light Design was out getting LIT with the coolest queens in the gayborhood, Alysha Pretty and Robin Rose Quartz, at Oil Can Harry's.  We think they looked fabulous as all get out, and were happy that we brought smiles to their faces as they did to the show attendees!  

Austin Bright Light Design at Drag Night Oil Can Harry's

 

Let the show begin!

As it was our first drag show, we settled in and waited for the fireworks and we were not disappointed!  Our supermodels Alysha and Robin (above) made the rounds in their Sunshine Gold and Hot Pink Firefly Cloaks, we tried to squeeze in to an already packed dance floor to catch Austin's best drag queens strut their stuff to laser lights, booming soundtracks, and a rabid crowd that was gripped in anticipation for the night's showcase. 

There was a total of five acts that night, and they were all SPEC-TAC-U-LAR!  The costumes were on point, the choreography was rehearsed to a "T" and audience participation was encouraged. 

Our reaction to the show was muted

One act, though, blew everyone away and was obviously the main event for the evening- Nadine Hughes!  (You can see how we reacted above!  LOL)

Nadine is a powerhouse performer, who absolutely runs the stage while she is on or off of it!  Those dollar bill tips were flying from fingers as fast as folks could get them out of their pockets as Nadine strutted, preened and shimmied her way around the crowd.  When the magic was over, we were left stunned in the afterglow knowing that we would have to do this again soon!  Luckily, we hear that Alysha Pretty and Nadine Hughes are part of the "Divas on 4th" review every Thursday at 11pm at Seller's Underground here in Austin.  Fantastic! 

Firefly Cloaks on 4th with Alysha Pretty and Robin Rose Quartz Oil Can Harry's

See y'all there...we will be GLOWING!

Happy Holidays from ABLD!

Happy Holidays from ABLD!

Sometimes the happiness of the holidays can be lost in the stress of work, seemingly mandatory parties, over consumption, Black Friday/Cyber Monday FOMO, rapidly depleting finances and forced interaction with people you might choose to spend limited free time with at other times of the year.  Yes, the struggle is real!

Recently, we took a break and spent an evening with friends – who we strive to spend time with year round  – going for a stroll at the Winter Wonderland exhibit at the Circuit of the America’s F1 race track grounds here in Austin.

Jason and the Dragon

We each wore a Firefly Cloak and took some candid photos around the fantastic light exhibits at Winter Wonderland.   The best part of the evening was our interactions with other Winter Wonderland goers, young and old, who approached us with genuine warmth and smiles.  It was wonderful that a silly costume should also serve as a catalyst to connect people and spread joy in an unexpected way.  

Under the heart lights

Meeting someone else with a smile and making a real connection -if only for a moment – is a gift we are very grateful to receive!   We hope you are finding time to connect and smile often this holiday season.  

Gerry and the swans

We would love to hear stories see your photos bringing smiles to others. We have created a special album on our Facebook page called “Firefly Adventures” to foster a community of people sharing their stories of wearing their Firefly Cloak and other costumes to bring smiles to others.   Please submit your pictures to jason@austinbrightlightdesign.com or gerry@austinbrightlightdesign.com to make sure we highlight your happiness!

Jason goes bananas