People come in & out of Vancouver all the time. Our soil has an open door policy to people of any race, sexuality or gender. FACT: Vancouver Drag culture is def one of the more advanced drag communities in North America. Cool? Surely. But kick it with us long enuf & you're sure to catch on to a (widely) circulating community tag-line: NO-FUN-CITY. Why?
"Vancouver is a young city that celebrates many cultures, but at this point...it is perhaps void of its own. Culture is created. We offer energy to those interested in being part of the change."
Here, we are confused. Are people handed "fun". Do children demand "fun"? Arguably, no. They make "fun" out of whatever they are interested in- dirt, cars....Barbies. Surely, adults should be expected to do the same. What are you interested in?
We are interested in fashion & style, specifically the difference between the two. We love runway culture, particularly how it needs to be more accessible to local street kids. We admire performing talent & hope they find stages to practice their craft in a city (poorly) tagged: NO-FUN-CITY.
Q: Did we whine about how the city didn't offer us a place to play with our interests? No. We created our own place to play....& like any child we did it right in our backyard. We call this place: VANCITY STREET.
"Vancity Street celebrates & promotes the local street scene. It is a stage for local designers, street-style vendors & local talent to promote themselves in the quickly rising (underground) fashion show; however, we really see it as the opportunity for like-minded creatives to network, play & collaborate in hopes of not only contributing to, but creating culture."
The definition of "fun" is subjective. It can manifest in many ways... there is no "correct" way to have it. Take it into your own hands- you were gifted two for a reason. We surely did. & now we are having the most fun of our lives. XOXO