I suppose I should clarify. This weekend was the 10th Annual New York Burlesque Festival. However, being the burly-q baby that I am, this was my first. Naturally, my mind was blown. I've been to plenty of burlesque shows by this point, but most of them are only about an hour long and have no more than five or six performers. But to multiple nights with dozens of performers from all over the globe was nothing short of orgasmic.
|I was the seal. Seriously, I was.|
The evening was hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny, whom I had an interesting moment with in San Francisco when we sat a table away from each other at a diner and had an awkward stare-down. I, of course, knew who he was, even without his bright blue spandex and bunny ears, but how was I to know he recognized me as well? But we got to do a proper meet-and-greet this time around I found him to be beyond delightful.
My duties as a performer ended fairly quickly, but on Saturday night I headed out to B.B. King's for the Saturday Spectacular with my homeboys Teddy Turnaround, Matt Knife, Cubby Haul, and Go-Go Harder. While Friday's show included a sizable handful of male performers, Saturday was chock-full-o-boobs. But they were some of the finest boobs in the world, so I'm really not about to complain. And the entire evening was wrapped up with a full-monty strip by Tigger! So really, everyone wins.
In short, this event was exactly what I needed to help me fall in love with New York City all over again. I saw some astounding performances, met some new wonderful and sexy humans, and reconnected with some old ones that I hadn't seen recently. Now I'm just biding my time until next year, when Lucky Charming is ready to take the festival stage. Brace yourselves ;)