Has this onslaught of nor’easters crushed your spirit yet? Has losing power not once, but potentially three times in only a couple weeks made you curse the
Well, if there’s anything we should all know
And this time, my friends, that hero is Drag Elsa.
Video captured outside The Gallows in the South End Tuesday night by publicist Chris Haynes shows a man in a dazzling costume of Princess Elsa from the 2013 Disney movie Frozen, complete with the character’s blue dress dress and snow-white wig, expertly helping loose a Boston Police Department vehicle from a snowbank. A determined “Elsa,” braving the blizzard conditions and cold, can be seen directing the vehicle’s driver, heaving, and digging—all while keeping the elegant costume at bay—while restaurant patrons (who could have done more to help but, as it turns out, were not needed) laugh and cheer. Eventually, with the help of “Elsa” and “Elsa” alone, the cop pulls away, and our protagonist takes a well-earned curtsy.
So just who was this whimsical Good Samaritan? Boston journalist Megan Johnson, writing for People, has identified him as 37-year-old Boston attorney Jason Triplett, who had ventured to the South End eatery with a group of others dressed in drag and now says he hopes to use his new internet stardom “to meet Adam Rippon,” the Olympic figure skater.
So don’t let the never-ending season of chill and gloom get you down. And please join me in saluting Drag Elsa, the undisputed Queen of winter, 2018.
A drag queen dressed as Elsa just single-handedly freed a stuck police wagon from a blizzard in the middle of March. If that sentence doesn’t perfectly encapsulate the spirit of Boston, I don’t know what does.
Video credit: Christopher Haynes pic.twitter.com/6IiXVWFVvw
— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgbeauty) March 14, 2018