This weekend was a busy one!
On Friday I had the honor of dancing a duet with my dear friend Maggie Maraschino to the live music of Walter Sikert & The Army of Broken Toys. I've been going to Toys shows for years. Before I started doing burlesque I was dancing like a happy fool in the audience of their shows. It's pretty surreal to be dancing on their stage and it's really fucking fun. The energy at this weekends show was so full of love and watching the crowd sing along as I danced was something I'll never forget.
Maggie and I have been dancing together for almost the entirety of my burlesque career. She and Porcelain Dalya, (another light in my life), put me in one of their shows when I was a brand new performer and really took a chance on me. I'm happy to say that we've been performing together ever since. I was in a fucking AMAZING number choreographed by Maggie in the Glitter Bomb's production, Strip Hop Hooray:
This girl can dance! I know I mentioned in my last blog that dancing with a live band can be full of surprises. When the song was played slightly differently then we rehearsed, Maggie and I were able to improvise, work together, and add to our piece, without even speaking. Then we finished up the piece like this:
Guys, can we talk about how sexy these photos are? I can't even get over us. Because usually when we are rehearsing we look more like this:
I'm very fortunate in that I get to work alongside people I really admire. The second show I had this weekend was Bon Appetit's Pastie Punch Out. A professional burlesque competition with an all-star lineup that I'm humbled to say included me. I did my werewolf number which is my favorite number to perform. Because I've been performing it for a while I decided to overhaul my costume and invest a little bit more in the number that I've performed at the most gigs. I embellished and built myself a new bra and skirt and they worked perfectly. As always, the Bon Appetit show was a blast and I got to meet several performers I'd never met before. There was a strong Boston contingent at the competition: Allix Mortis, Femme Brulee, Jane Doe, Lolli Hoops, and the 2nd place winner of the competition, Brandy Wine! Along with the fabulous Boston performers were, Vanil Lafrappe, Vivienne LaFlamme (3rd Place), Fruit on the Bottom, Serendipity Galore (1st Place), Heather Whatever, and Velvet Kensington. Every single performer brought their A-game and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. I laughed! I cried (only because Allix Mortis is so badass) and I got to hang out with a bunch of gorgeous, talented, women.
Last but not least!
This weekend I posed for Dr. Sketchy's Boston Presents: The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts. Hosted by Allix Mortis and filled with talented artists, this month's Dr. Sketchy's was a blast. I modeled alongside The Wizaard, The Slaughterhouse Sweetheart's only male member. We had a hard time holding a straight face while posing and shared lots of stories and laughs with the artists. Allix was a great host who moved things along and kept us talking while we posed. This was my third time posing for Dr. Sketchy's and I felt so comfortable. Holding a pose for 20 minutes can be hard but I've gotten much more at ease and have started to feel a real sense of calm while posing.
Coming up this week I'll be performing at Punk Rockin' & Pastie Poppin' Lewd Luau and then will be taking a break (mostly) for the rest of the month to work on the upcoming Slaughterhouse Sweethearts show Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns. This will be the 3rd year running of the show and I aim to do it proud as a new cast member. If you're going to see one of our shows this year then this is the one to see. Just make sure to bring a poncho, things are going to get messy.
Be sure to check my event calendar for more upcoming shows! I'm going to be a busy girl in the coming months!
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