The Truman State University Georgian Rooms were transformed into a dance floor Feb. 10 as Drag queens Rhea Litré and Nyx Litré, accompanied by DJ Sh!tty Princess, performed a drag show.
The room constantly erupted with applause as the queens flipped, danced and paraded around the stage. At one point, Rhea even brought a student up from the crowd to dance on stage.
Em Smith, member of the Student Activities Board, organized the show.
“Sh!tty Princess actually reached out and said she was interested in our campus,” Smith said. “She also knew the queens, and we were able to get a group of people that meshed together really well.”
Smith said even before the show, student response was very positive about the performers coming to campus.
Sh!tty Princess is a Los Angeles-based DJ and music producer who has been a field professional since 2015.
“I actually performed in Columbia, Missouri with Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead and Two Friends and had the time of my life, so I had to come back to Missouri,” Sh!tty Princess said. “College students are so fun, and I love being around them.”
She knew the two drag queens through her music producing.
“They do a bang-up job at live performances,” Sh!tty Princess said.
Although Sh!tty Princess has been performing for nearly ten years, she said she still gets nervous while on stage.
Sh!tty Princess’s signature look features a lampshade over her face, representing many different things for her.
“First off, if I’m the craziest person in the room then everyone has full authority to have the most fun possible,” Sh!tty Princess said. “I’m also not a 16 year-old just starting out, so it’s a way to create longevity with the brand. It brings a lot of people happiness.”
Senior DJ McInturff said he enjoys when SAB puts on different events. He said he’s a big fan of drag and enjoyed the show since there’s not a lot of opportunities to see drag in Kirksville.
McInturff attended the show and loved the high-energy performance.
“Sh!tty and the queens put on a great show, the crowd was very lively, and that makes it so much more fun,” said McInturff.
With a great student response, Smith said Truman could expect more shows like this. Around 300 students were at the show.
Not only did students enjoy the show, all three performers loved the ambiance and the overall vibe of campus.
“I was so honored to perform here,” Sh!tty Princess said. “I was hyping Truman up to the queens, and they had no idea what they were in store for. The crowd was excellent. Our minds were blown and so were the students’.”