"Where at a nightclub called Oasis. We're a nightclub and theatre cabaret. As soon as we closed, we had to start thinking outside the box. I have a large staff. I've got tons of performers and rent to pay."
3. Drag performer Kochina Rude delivers food to Kelsie Costa and family
"You have the choice, you can either give up, go home and call it a night, or you can put some duct tape on, find a song you don't know that well and go out there and sell the number. That's how I've been looking at this whole thing, is we've got to sell the number. The show must go on,"
13. Teese thanks customers
14. Teese takes socially distant photo with customers
Live performers across the country are getting creative as traditional music and live theater venues remain closed during the pandemic.
In San Francisco, home to a vibrant drag show scene, one bar has decided to bring their performers right to their audience's doorstep.
Oasis night club launched its "Meals on Heels" service a few weeks ago.
For a fee, plus tips, drag queens such as Amoura Teese and Kochina Rude will deliver food and cocktails right to your door, followed by a curbside, socially distant sidewalk lip sync performance for you and your neighbors.
On a recent evening, Rude delivered dinner to Kelsie Costa and her family in the city's Marina District and then lip synched the drag show classic "Finally" by CeCe Peniston.
"There's not a lot to do these days with shelter in place and COVID and all that," said Costa. "So gotta spice it up somehow. It's really fun."
Oasis owner D'Arcy Drollinger said it's a way to reconnect with their fans and bring a little joy to those who haven't had much to smile about recently.
"You have the choice, you can either give up, go home and call it a night, or you can put some duct tape on, find a song you don't know that well and go out there and sell the number. That's how I've been looking at this whole thing, is we've got to sell the number. The show must go on," said Drollinger.
It also gives drag performers a chance to make some much needed money and continue their passion.
"Drag is such a beating heart of the city," Rude said. "So it's not only good for us, but it's good for the people around us in our community. I'm inspired by it and I'm honored to be a part of it."
Meals on Heels started as a one-time event, but it's become so popular, Drollinger said they'll continue the service indefinitely until the club is permitted to reopen.