An All Star Farewell
I vividly recall the first time I saw Cashetta. Cigarette in hand (it was the 90s) I walked into the Barracuda in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood with a close friend and we watched her host “Star Search”. Cashetta kept the contestants on their toes and the audience laughing. Even after so many other bars opened or closed, visiting Cashetta on our city trips was then, a necessity. I made her shows in Fort Lauderdale a must see, and when she moved full time to Rehoboth Beach, I got to get to know Scott, the man behind (Cashetta) more intimately. I interviewed him and found a kindred spirit with a biting humor and sarcasm to spare; two qualities that are essential to me. I will miss his shows, his smiles, and our chats; everything about Scott and about Cashetta, was simply magical. I knew so many performers, close friends, and colleagues would want to share their warmest and most magical memories as well.
Gusty Winds (Drag Entertainer) The most important family of all, is the one that you choose for yourself, Cashetta is my family and she will always be one of my “chosen.”
Mona Lotts (Blue Moon Entertainer) To try and reduce someone’s life to one sentence or one word is very difficult, but the one word to me that describes Scott is “REAL!” Scott was the same huge personality on the stage and off the stage. What you saw both on and off the stage is what you got!
Jiggly Caliente (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 contestant) Cashetta, sweet as pie, introduced me to one person that helped me boost my career in NYC, Laritza Dumont. For that my dear, I am in debt to you for life; for your kindness and willingness to help out a babydrag.
Roxy Overbrooke (Blue Moon Spotlight Cast Member) Cashetta was one of the most talented, hilarious, real, and kind people I have ever had the pleasure to call friend! While we are deeply saddened by his sudden passing, I know Scott left such a positive mark on everyone he came in touch with. He leaves us with a legacy of love and laughter to last us an eternity.
Pamala Stanley (recording artist, Rehoboth Beach performer) What can I say about my friend Cashetta? He was a true joy bringer, smart as all get out, fast on his feet, a consummate professional, so very warm, disciplined, and an absolute sweetheart. My heart is hurting and I will miss him everyday. I just can’t imagine this world without him. I guess heaven needed a few good laughs.
Anthony LaMont (New York City Drag Performer) Cashetta was an amazing artist/entertainer that made an inspirational, memorable mark in the entertainment industry! This world was blessed to have Cashetta on this earth and now has moved on to a greater spot light.Thank God for sharing you Cashetta!
Tim Ragan and Randy Haney (Blue Moon owners) Many of Cashetta/Scott Weston’s legion of friends and fans may not know that Scott had become a Delaware resident and often said that he finally found home when he came to reside in Rehoboth Beach. We will always remember his phone call on his way back from the DMV after getting his new drivers license, “Gurrrl, you are talking to Delaware’s newest resident.” Scott found a home and we found an amazing friend, entertainer, and champion of the Blue Moon and Rehoboth Beach.
Sherry Vine (New York City Drag Icon) I was roommates with Cashetta for a year when I returned from Berlin and she was working on a magic trick where a dove appears from a burst of fire. Don’t believe anyone when they say dove tastes just like chicken! So much fun, so many memories!
John Flynn (Delaware performer) Scott was truly “one of a kind.” He made us all laugh with his razor sharp wit. He mesmerized us with his magic skills and musical talent. Plus, he gave back and supported so many in the community. He was so encouraging. He said he’d found a home here, well he surely found a home in our hearts forever.
Miss Richfield 1981 (Drag Comedian) So my last Cashetta memories couldn’t be more appropriate, as my dear friend and I spent time together in Puerto Vallarta attending each other’s shows and taking the city bus to shop at Wal-Mart. The day before I left, we grabbed a last-minute lunch, but our normal gabfest was cut short because Cashetta had to hang up her show posters, which were misprinted. So the last vision I have is the two of us giggling at this most obvious and hilarious mistake, knowing it was going to be posted all over town! What a wonderful last memory. I know she’d think so too; I’ll miss you girl!
Lady Bunny (D.J., Drag Icon) I can’t quite describe what a true friend she was to me, and probably to every person she ever worked with. Drag queens aren’t always supportive sweethearts, but Cashetta was. The bitch even took days to teach me how to learn how to use a computer in her East Village apartment—so you can now blame her for all my FB diatribes. Big, brassy, sassy, funny, talented and kind are how I’ll remember my dear friend. I loved Cashetta, but I hate magic! I just know there’s a trick, but I just can’t figure it out. Some of her initial attempts at magic weren’t so great so I urged her to add some comedy to her act until her slight of hand improved. But look at her now—she’s done the ultimate disappearing act. I wish that were a trick she’d return from.
Scott Cirlin (Scott’s best friend of thirty years and Cashetta’s biggest fan) A lot of people know Cashetta, but a much smaller group of people knew Scott. He lost his mother at 12 years old, pretty devastating for any gay kid, and lost his father at 17. My family became his and the clothes in the basement my mom saved for the cleaning lady, became the foundation of Cashetta’s wardrobe. If anyone had a right to complain about getting a raw deal early in life, it was Scott. But he never wallowed in sadness, or said “woe is me.” Humor was his oxygen, and it got him through every day. I’ll miss Cashetta the entertainer, but most of all, I’ll miss my best friend, Scott Weston. And my mother is still not over the time he wore her wedding dress to the Tunnel Club.