“What are we playing?” “BINGO!”
Image of Roxy Wood and co-host leading Drag Bingo.
Actress and drag queen Roxy Wood lead students through a glamorous night of bingo, complete with feather boas, glitter, a photo booth and fabulous prizes at Drag Bingo.
“It is a diverse event, everyone is welcome and it’s a great way to make friends on campus,” said BEAT programming chair Izabella Latrach, who coordinated the event.
Students could also deck themselves out with sparkly, paper crowns or a make a visit to the face painting station for a more extravagant look.
Then, it was time for the main event to begin!
Image of ASI Secretary of Programs & Services, Chau Hau, in purple face paint and a red crown.
Roxy Wood invited four students to play their bingo cards on the main stage and don honorary bingo crowns.
Roxy Wood reads out the winning bingo numbers as students listen.
Does being pelted by crumpled up bingo cards sound like a good time to you? It was for the winner of each round!
Every time a winner was announced, that lucky Bronco got to run around the perimeter of the BSC, Ursa Major (Bldg. 35-2611) on their way to collect their prize.
As for the rest of the bingo hopefuls? Wood instructed them to ball up their used bingo cards and pelt their lucky winner with them!
Image of a bingo winner taking a victory lap and shielding her face from used bingo cards.
Fourth-year business administration student Santino Lojero won a round of bingo and yes, Lojero got to enjoy the honorary bingo card pelting.
“This event is very interactive and involves everyone,” Lojero said. “This is a great event to de-stress and have a great time with your friends!”
Fifth-year business administration student Alfredo Jimenez is a regular at this event crediting the “celebration of the drag community” as part of the event’s appeal.
“It’s a fun night for anyone, doesn’t matter who you are,” Jimenez said.
Wood kept the audience laughing all night long with witty quips and even a booty shaking contest.
“Make an ‘ooh ooh’ if you have G4!” said Wood.
Wood looks out at the crowd during a round of Drag Bingo.
Wood congratulates a winning student onstage as he collects his prize.
According to Latrach, the secret to Drag Bingo’s success every year is “the group engagement, the fun prizes and the marketing we put into it.”