I am a bit late in posting about this, but the first weekend in October was the 9th Annual New York City Burlesque festival, a mixture of outlandish acts with scantly clad men, women, and something in between, all taking their clothes of and performing lewd behaviors. Definitely my kind of scene.
I attending the Teaser Party Friday night, no expectations and no idea what I was even signing up for. Arriving early at my destination in Brooklyn, the venue was on a dark deserted street in some warehouse Brooklyn is so well known for. Hosted by the World Famous Bob, a 200+ pound, over 6ft tall woman with enormous breasts and features resembling that of Marilyn Monroe, opened the scene with revelry and depravity.
She hosted through 23 different acts of various magnitude. My favorites included a classic burlesque act with a beautiful women done up in the old style with a corset and thigh high stockings dancing around and slowly taking it all off. Wonderful.
The show also involved a man swallowing an entire balloon. No, not a round balloon, but one of those long ones the clowns use to make giraffes and puppy dogs outs of. The kind then resembles a… Well you get the idea. A woman also dressed as a robot and turn Mr. Roboto into a strip dance. A Christmas Story was also corrupted by a short haired woman who was way too into her Red Rider BB Gun.
Another favorite of mine was a spinoff of Disney. A beautiful princess, Snow White I believe, singing to the birds, happy and innocent until she discovers that certain dirty things feel very good. She was beautiful and this was tastefully done.
I would love to share photographs, but they are either too inappropriate or of terrible quality due to the flash and the stage lights causing this gross pink glare.
The show was a spectacle and well worth the trip down into grimy Brooklyn. There are a few burlesque places in Manhattan that I look forward to checking out and blogging about at a later date. Definitely check out the festival next year. It is an amazing show.