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Dixie performs for first time since May

Drag queen performs at Helsinki

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People packed Helsinki Lounge Jul 25 to see Michael Marcil perform publicly in drag for the first time since May — when he was hospitalized after a fight at Centretown Pub.

Helsinki patrons seemed happy to see Marcil in his element once again, and some seemed surprised at how well he appeared to be doing.

“I’m amazed she can actually talk. That’s such a big step,” said Michelle Blackburn.

Marcil, more popularly known by his drag persona Dixie Landers, arrived at the club with family and friends. Wednesdays at Helsinki are a popular gay night, but the club was visibly busier than usual.

A brawl at the Centretown Pub shortly after 2am on May 26 left Marcil with several broken bones, a fractured skull and brain injuries.

Marcil spent weeks in the hospital following the fight. Two people have been charged, and their case is currently before the courts.