I was warned Axis would be crowded during the "Two: Electric Boogaloo" show starring beloved local drag queens Nina and Virginia West. I was excited for the production - it would be my first time seeing them perform - but I was worried I'd be miserable, crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in the back of the bar straining to see. Luckily, I got a great spot with plenty of space and had a nice experience that was surprisingly laid-back.

I was warned Axis would be crowded during the "Two: Electric Boogaloo" show starring beloved local drag queens Nina and Virginia West. I was excited for the production - it would be my first time seeing them perform - but I was worried I'd be miserable, crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in the back of the bar straining to see. Luckily, I got a great spot with plenty of space and had a nice experience that was surprisingly laid-back.

I arrived around 8:30 p.m. after looking for parking in the Short North - a task that always makes me strongly consider going to bed instead of out on the town. I met a friend at the elevated bar facing the stage and ordered a drink that was extremely heavy on the whiskey and light on the Coke. We parked ourselves by the stairwell for the entire night.

Nina and Virginia West came out in adorable polka-dot dresses. After their first skit, during which they reported on recent U.S. news, they launched into one of my favorite songs from the 1980s: "Meeting in the Ladies Room" by Klymaxx. Next, in one of the best performances of the night, Nina West portrayed a drunken Tinkerbell.

The audience absolutely loved the ladies, but the people weren't rowdy or loud. The atmosphere was just classy, chill and fun. And Nina and Virginia West had such a comfortable rapport with the crowd. I was really intrigued by their process of changing clothes, wigs and makeup right onstage. They also seemed to share a history and a variety of inside jokes with the attendees, especially during a question-and-answer segment. Everyone laughed knowingly as Nina West talked about her numerous tryouts for "RuPaul's Drag Race" and as Virginia West discussed other drag queens in the community.

Additionally, in a really endearing moment, Virginia West discussed her leg injury and dedicated her performance of "I Am" by Christina Aguilera to her supportive husband.

The ladies' no-holds-barred approach to performing did make for some risqué moments, one of which involved silly string. I was not prepared for that.

Around 9:30 p.m., I was persuaded to take a shot of Jack Daniels, so the rest of the show is a little fuzzy. I think there was a game of beer pong played onstage, and I may have high-fived someone during an En Vogue song. I do know that there were more fabulous numbers and costumes, including afro wigs and sparkly, Andy Warhol-esque dresses.

My friend and I left around 10 p.m. to sober up at Melt. Who knew that tofu wings could be so delicious? I got home around 1 a.m. and reflected on the series of events. Nothing beats a night of good entertainment, good food, good conversation … and a touch of glamour.