“Hooker Barbie” is back in Iceland to say farewell to Gloria Hole
You may know Sherry Vine from her first performance in Iceland with Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 and Jackie Beat at Gamla Bíó, called “Just Another Drag Show or Whatever.” Or maybe you caught her opening for Bianca Del Rio at Harpa this August on her “It’s Jester Joke” tour?
Well, regardless of if you’ve seen her slapstick comedy and dirty pop song renditions before, get excited for another visit. Sherry is back with even more to blow you away with, on stage for one show, one night only at Kiki Queer Bar with Gloria Hole! The “Goodbye Gloria” tour is kicking off with Volume 1 Saturday, November 30 at 21.30. Happy hour will go until 23.00, but be sure to show up early to get a ticket and snatch some very limited merch!
Gay Iceland chatted with Sherry about the upcoming show.
You’re coming back again? Amazing! What keeps you coming back?
SHERRY: “Money!” Laughs. “I’m kidding. I have always wanted to visit Iceland and then finally I got to this year – 3 times! I absolutely love it. I’ve made friends, the audiences are amazing. This trip will be the first time though that I actually have a day off and I’m going to sightsee as much as possible.”
“We met online, I think Instagram, and she wanted to book me for my premiere show in Iceland … And she’s a big whore so we get along perfectly.”
New material? Who’s music are you destroying with filthy lyrics now?
SHERRY: Laughs. “No one is sacred! I have new parodies of Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Lil Nas X and more.”
The title of your new show is Hollywood & Vine, tell us more about the concept.
SHERRY: “Well, all will be revealed in the show but it’s kind of my origin story; where the name comes from, how I started, etc. I have to cram 28 years into one short show!”
This is your first performance at Kiki Queer Bar, no? Did you visit it when you were here last?
SHERRY: “No, I’ve never been there. When I did the show with Jackie Beat and Alaska we had a 6 am flight the next morning so I went home after the show. The same thing happened when I opened for Bianca in August. So I’m ready to party and see if all the stories are true.” Laughs.
Tell me more about you and Gloria Hole, how’d you get introduced and how’d that queen convince you to come back again?
SHERRY: “We met online, I think Instagram, and she wanted to book me for my premiere show in Iceland. So I’ll always be grateful for that. And she’s a big whore so we get along perfectly.”
I hear the show is close to selling out? One night, one performance only?
SHERRY: “Yay!!! That’s great news. Yes, one night, one show. I’m on tour. I’m in Helsinki the night before and then off to Amsterdam. Sunday, Dec. 1 is my day off in Reykjavik to be a tourist.”
Have you traveled around Iceland during any of your past visits? What have you seen?
SHERRY: “This will be the first time I get to tour. Gloria wants to show me a spa, a cave and I think a few truck stop toilets.”
What was it like performing at one of Iceland’s biggest venues, Harpa, with Bianca?
SHERRY: “OMG – amazing! It was so fun and thrilling. What a gorgeous venue. I knew it was famous so it was an honor and I felt like a rock star.”
“I do know that Iceland is THE hot gay destination right now. It already has a reputation for being beautiful and different from anywhere else in the world but it also has a reputation for being very LGBTQ+ friendly.”
Do you think Iceland is well known on the global drag map?
SHERRY: “I do know that Iceland is THE hot gay destination right now. It already has a reputation for being beautiful and different from anywhere else in the world but it also has a reputation for being very LGBTQ+ friendly. I mean, the Pride flags for Pence!? Hello!!!”
When are you coming back again?!
SHERRY: “I’m actually “on hold” to host a gay tour for a week in April 2020. I hope it happens!! My friend Greg Kiep is organizing it and I am hoping it happens.”
Find sherry online:
Youtube: Sherry Vine
More info here, tickets sold at the door.