Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna perform on RuPaul's Drag Race

Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna perform on RuPaul's Drag Race

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From the VMAs to the Emmy's, female impersonation has never been more mainstream.

There are drag shows in Dallas every day of the week, and the shows attract a wide range of people. 

Drag show newcomers often find themselves singled out for violating drag show etiquette. (And there's nothing worse than the wrath of a drag queen.)

Stay in the drag performers' good graces by following these 5 rules:

Jenna Skyy performs at Station 4 in Oak Lawn, Dallas.

Jenna Skyy performs at Station 4 in Oak Lawn, Dallas.

1. Tip the performers

It is customary to tip drag performers with $1 bills if you enjoy the show.

Bartenders usually don't mind providing you with change (especially if you're ordering a drink) but it's easier to show up with your singles.

Also, remember to hand the money to the performer instead of throwing it at them.

2. Keep your hands to yourself

A drag show is not a petting zoo. Touch the performers at your peril.

3. The front row comes with responsibilities

On the record with Dallas' popular 'RuPaul's Drag Race' contestant Alyssa Edwards

People close to the stage often become part of the show. Do not sit in the front row if you are scared of drag queens or aren't prepared to speak to the host.

Also, beware of using your cellphone in the front row. Performers will notice and shame you into putting your phone away.

4. Don't become the show

Avoid walking in front of the stage during a performance. And never, ever, get on the stage uninvited. That's the quickest way to get kicked out of a gay bar.

There's usually someone in the audience dancing harder than the performer. Don't be that person. If you really love the song that much, considering entering the amateur drag contest at Station 4.

5. Have fun!

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