night out on the town
September 18, 2010
Last Friday I had a whole weekend of not performing, so I took it as a chance to pull out an old prom dress that I probably won’t be able to use for an act (too tight to get off in a graceful manner) and really doll myself up for a night. I wore this schnazzy little number out to see the Rhinestone Follies at R Bar, an interesting modern bar and I guess night club (I’m not too much of a social butterfly, so I don’t know what differentiates a bar from a night club) that is the main house of operations for this troupe.
The Rhinestone Follies are a classic burlesque trio that consists of Kita St. Cyr, Hazel Honeysuckle and Beelzebabe Agogo. Their acts are fun and playful, but make me really desperate to find some kind of feather substitute so that I can make the elaborate showgirl costumes that Kita designs.
Another exciting part of the night was getting to see Jo “Boobs” Weldon, the Headmistress of the School of Burlesque, perform and chit chat with her before her act. That lady has gusto and creativity that impresses me the more I interact with her!
I will be heading back to future Rhinestone Follies shows and hope to one day perform a classic burlesque number as part of their show. I have been feverishly gluing rhinestones onto a corset (plastic boning) to get the costume part together for now. I think I want to try my hand at making a feather free headdress. If I succeed, I’ll make sure to post the pictures here!