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MOTHERship to RENO 2017

Heklina and Sue Casa present - MOTHERship To RENO
(Saturday & Sunday, April 15th & 16th, 2017)

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Only once a year does such a spectacle of DEBAUCHERY AND INEBRIATION get forced upon the general public.

MOTHERship To Reno Trip Details

All aboard! The MOTHERship is calling you.  You're about to purchase yourself anon-refundable round-trip seat on a bus adventure you’ll never forget...if you can remember it. Welcome to the 20th Annual Reno cross-state drag road-show. YES!The 20th! Heklina and Sue Casa (pictured below) are thrilled to be back on-board as “Den Mothers”- hosting the buses and wrangling this giant pack of traveling drag queens, kings, and all other species of weirdo. Heklina and Sue will be jumping from bus-to-bus so there’s plenty of them to go around. Bus co-hostesses are the fantastic LOL McFiercen, and Dulce De Leche (pictured further down --- Dulce pic courtesy of Gareth Gooch).  Included here is some information you’ll need in order to properly attend, as well as, some advice to first-timers.



We will depart San Francisco from LeMay’s fantastic store Retro Fit Vintageat 910 Valencia, (between 20th & Liberty) on Saturday,April 15th. Plan on arriving for LeMay’s send-off soiree at 10:30am, which includes check-in, bag storage, and boarding.Hostess LeMay will be serving Steven LeMimosas, and guests are encouraged to bring brunch-munch if they’d like (muffins, brownies, cupcakes, fruit). The buses depart at 11:00am and will NOT run on drag-time .We will leave without you if you’re not there.


For anyone buying their MOTHERship To Reno 2016 bus ticket, LeMay is generously offering a 20% discount on purchases made at Retro Fit!!! She carries drag costuming galore including wigs, theatrical makeup, and costuming. Just printyour online emailed receipt and bring it or purchase your ticket in her store for proof of payment and SAVE BIG. Visit Retro Fit at 910 Valencia, SF.


A big part of the trip is DRAG, so all passengers are strongly encouraged to costume themselves somehow. There will be the traditional Bus Runway Fashion Show, the annual Auburn McDonald's Take-over, perhaps some lip-sync roulette,and of course our return trip will include an awards ceremony with prizes for“Best Overall”, “Best Easter Look”, "Best Newcomer" and “Best Drunk”.


When we arrive in Reno, we will head to the “historic” Sands Regency Hotel& Casino for check in. You’ll then be on your own for gambling, dinner,drinking, napping, drinking, and getting ready for the MOTHER show. We will all meet up again at 11pm for the DRAG PARADE to the MOTHERShow at the fantastic 1UP Bar (214 Commercial Row). DJ Pinky Ring will be spinning up dance delights. After the show, Heklina will make an announcement onstage about us leaving the club and we will head back to the Sands for sleep (or whatever). If you’d like to perform in the show, contact Heklina:


Check-out will be at 11am and we will all leave board the buses and head to the Silver Legacy for EASTER BRUNCH. Dress in your Easter finest! We will board the bus and depart from The Silver Legacy at 1:00pm. Please don’t miss the bus back to San Francisco!


We will not be unloading at Retro Fit, but instead at Oasis (11th & Folsom)where the hardcore can keep the party going. It’s hard to say when we will hit San Francisco exactly, but plan for early evening. It could be later depending on weather, traffic, etc.