Neverland Burlesque - Cute, Dainty, Sexy, Twirly & DirtySunday, November 25, 2012
As the days gets colder now that November is about to end I am warming up a tad to the concept of burlesque. I wrote about how I disliked it here, here and here. Last Saturday was my third time at the Neverland Burlesque with the Blood Alley Quartet at the Russian Hall on 4th Avenue.
This time around there were two new girls (I don’t think they mind being called girls). One was Voodoo Pixie and the other Violet Femme. A third girl was a “dirty” country& Western singer, Shirley Gnome of which I will write about later.
Violet Femme is a full-figured burlesque dancer who has a physical resemblance to that classic Tempest Storm. One of Violet Femme’s acts pretty well brought down the full house. They had been riled up into excitement by our master/mistress of ceremonies MZ Adrien. Violet Femme’s act featured many golden gift boxes of all sized that had countless tasseled pasties. She applied these to different parts of her body and they twirled her body this way and that way. The pasties rotated in every direction like clocks gone wild. By the end I was dizzy and the house clamored for more.
Now Shirley Gnome, wearing scuffed cowboy boots and a cowboy hat and a bad blonde wig (or was it?) charmed me by telling me she sang dirty country& Western. With her “aw shucks” expression I was further charmed. She looked terrible. She had not slept for days. She told us and the house that it was hours of constant sex and drugs. Could this be true? She looked so wholesome and cute (yes cute!).
|Gus Vassos - Impresario|
Sasha Minx's performance was only the second in her carreer as a burlesque dancer. This time around (like in her first performance) she took off her clothes while singing live with the Blood Alley Quartet. But there was one big improvement. She was wearing a slinky outfit and not jeans. But there is one lack of improvement I am glad she did not upgrade. No pasties for her, just sexy black tape!
At the end of the evening I had laughed and enjoyed wholesome repartee with lovely girls backstage. But I must stress here that the best part of the show was to listen to a solid sounding quartet play original songs with verve, passion and virtuosity. Is there anything more that I could possibly ask for?
I will be back to report from backstage, the next Neverland Burlesque show at the Russian Hall on December 15. It should be a jolly good show. I have heard rumours of potential codpieces.
|Mz Adrien's things|
|Shirley Gnome sings her "breakfast" song|
|The Blood Alley Quartet |
From left, Randy Bowman (drums), top left Dave Olajide (bass),
centre, Gus Vassos (vocals, guitar)
right, Anthony Walker (vocals, guitar)