What do you think about that, Vicky?
Vicky: It’s a challenge. I can no longer just churn out my act like I’ve been doing for years. I’m used to working mainly in clubs, which is a totally different way of working. The Swiss drag scene is often just a nightlife thing.
You want to get the drag scene out of the clubs?
Ágota: Definitely. Drag is an incredible, amazing art form in its own right, and so much more than merely decorative. But at some parties drag artists are just expected to stand around and look pretty – hang on, what do they call those girls who mingle with guests at parties?
Vicky: In the business we call them ‘hostesses’, we’re a bit like go-go dancers in costumes. Everything has to be flashy, awesome, Instagrammable – all in the space of two or three minutes. I like contributing to the party atmosphere, but it makes a nice change to go on stage, dig a little deeper, and try out some ideas that I could never do in a club.