Last weekend, Secret Project Robot’s Día de Muertos-themed Bushwig: Tears of a Clown mixed the drag show tradition with something dark. Enough that there’s a disclaimer discouraging the easily offended and those with heart conditions from attending. What happened this time?

“The performer getting burned with cigarettes while not missing a beat of lip-syncing to weird electro was pretty cool,” says photographer Tod Seelie who documented the event for ANIMAL. (Photos: Tod Seelie/ANIMALNewYork)