pic RobinMetcalfe writes: a postcard of the interior of the Lobster Trap, known as "The Fabulous Lobster Trap," a major venue for travelling professional drag acts in the early 1970s, located in the Trade Mart Building, with its entrance under the overpass. Note the nets and dories hanging from the ceiling. The mind boggles about seeing high drag in such an environment. I never saw a show there - the audiences were overwhelmingly, straight - but the performers used to show up later at the gay club.

Mentioned as a meeting area in BeforeTheParade p 31.

This page is part of the HistoryProject.

Our new Show Group "The Faculty" performed here in 1968 and it was not a 'Drag' Cabaret at this time. The Show Room was always packed with people and many of the customers were from the military. We (ladies) had to be escorted in and out of the show room for 'safety'. When we left the Lobster Trap Cabaret, we went to Show Rooms in New York, Miami Beach, the Bahamas and Bermuda. Managed by Steve Cooper out of Montreal, members of the group were: Jim Farrell (leader, vocals and guitar), Stanley Goldstein (vocals, who later managed the "Byrds"), Peggie Lewis (vocals, who later had her own Drama Studio in New York City), Pat Mills, vocals - who later became a soloist with her own show group "Pat Mills & Company", recorded an album in NY, and performed for 25 years in the the USA), Al Ridler (bass guitar) and Pat's husband, Peter Young (drummer).