“This is not Sixth Street, Austin, Texas; this is Round Rock, and it’s a world of difference.”

So says the Mayor of Round Rock, Nyle Maxwell. The mayor bullied a local business with a surprise fire code inspection after a coffee shop in Round Rock hosted the first ever drag show there. Saradora’s Coffeehouse & Cafe in downtown Round Rock hosted a drag show last weekend and the mayor showed just how backwards and hate filled Round Rock is by immediately getting all up in a fuss and bullying a local business owner.

The mayor says the community is concerned about ‘homosexual activity’ there. Then he disparages Austin’s famed Sixth Street in the process. Oh well, jackass mayor, people are clamoring to come spend their disposable income in Round Rock. National magazines don’t consistently call Round Rock the coolest place for your professionals. If it weren’t for Dell you’d just be an exit for me to stop for bathroom breaks on my way to and from Austin.

I find it sad we in Austin are forced to live so close to such stupidity and hate. Can we just build a wall around here? But, if anybody wants to grab a bunch of homos and head up to Saradora’s here’s the address: Saradora’s Coffee House 101 E Main Ave Round Rock, TX 78664-5242 (512) 310-1200

7 Comments so far

  1. Veronica Barrio (unregistered) on September 14th, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

    I heard about this – this morning – I am totally going to attend if she does another one.

  2. jr (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 1:25 am

    FYI: It all got started and organized by a 19 yr old boy only four months into drag! This was his stand-up-and-look-at-me whoopla. He had gone around looking for anyone to let him throw a show and Sara Roberts opened her coffee shop to him. He lost one drag queen a couple of weeks before the show and then lost her fill-in just a day before. The drag king co-host: a close friend who had never done drag before.
    This was all for fun and it turned into something… I’m just not sure what yet.

  3. John *Onelove* (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 2:14 pm

    Oh this will be something alright!!! Birdcage is not just young boys (and girls)in drag, but is a group of people (performance artists)coming together to express themselves and spread the word that the there are GLBT people everywhere, not just in major citys. There is plenty in store for Birdcage. We will be doing shows not only in Round Rock again, but also in Austin and the surrounding areas. We have a lot to offer and it’s just going to get bigger and better. Check my Myspace for future events we will be holding. Thanks to those of you who support us. Thanks to those of you who do not support us, but have supplied us a lot of free promo by getting the Round Rock Mayor and the media involved. God bless you all!!!

    John Clark aka Onelove
    DJ/Event Coordintaor/Promoter
    Birdcage/Karma Lounge/Three Kings

  4. M1EK (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 2:21 pm

    People who claim to live in “Austin” but actually live in Round Rock should get smacked.

  5. RamZ (unregistered) on September 19th, 2005 @ 4:22 pm

    I should have bought a smaller house in Austin. I thought, the Austin suburbs will be just as open-minded as the city, was I wrong. It feels like Austin is surrounded by an asshole donut sometimes.

  6. chefstef (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2005 @ 12:34 pm

    I really wish the Mayor would keep his mouth shut! Do NOT speak for me and the other citizens of Round Rock, Mr. Man!
    I have no problem with any artistic expression of any kind. Furthermore, if the citizens of Round Rock think it is some kind of “bubble” we live in…hello????? Go join a new age community somewhere in North Texas!
    Peace out!

  7. Dave (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 2:34 pm

    Spoken like a true used car dealer mr mayor…

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