July 27, 2010
I need to make this a short post because it is late and I should really be in bed, but I couldn’t wait any longer! I had been invited by Lefty Lucy and Sizzle Dizzle to help out in their new burlesque production, Drive Thru burlesque – a 3 part burlesque show that goes from 8pm till way late into the night at the Parkside Lounge.
I had been invited to go-go and kitten, which i was excited about since it was my first go-go gig. I had made two separate mixes to go-go to in case there was some extra time. I also took an old burlesque costume and added so much more dangle and sparkle, it was ridiculous!
On the way to the Parkside Lounge I got to stop by Babycakes Bakery – an all vegan establishment that specializes in gluten free and some sugar free desserts. I got a doughnut, which was delicious, though I was expecting a fried doughnut and this one was more cake-like in consistency. Still I had little time to get from work and make the 7:00 call time, so this sufficed to keep my energy (and sugar levels) up during the show.
Now, I had made these go-go mixes and was super excited to dance to them, but unfortunately time constraints made me have to shorten my go-go time. Although I was sad, it was also nice because the sweltering heat wave hitting NY made for super sweaty go-go dancing. Backstage I could literally ring the sweat out of my hair it was so ridiculous. So I did my go-go, which went well except I slipped out of my shoes a few time from being so sweaty. I made a fan in the audience who just thought I was the cat’s pajamas and kept praising me from her seat. I also had a lot of fun.
After this I kittened for 4 performers: Philly Caramel, Franny Fluffer, Gemini Rising (who I Slipper Room debuted with), and Little Stormy doing a magic act with her husband, Magic max. The ladies were kind and friendly backstage and before I knew it, the first act was done. I jumped up and danced until the next go-go lady, Beelzebabe agogo, was ready, and then I caught an act by Clams Casino and lefty Lucy before having to head and out meet friends.
It was a hot night outside, but inside it was even hotter. No, really, I was sweating like no one business. It was a great experience though and I can’t wait till my next chance at go-go dancing.