D20 rpg video recap

April 7, 2011

Amazing video by Mister Khon!


I had met Kat Mandu at the book release party that I performed at and she was such a sweet lady.  I had originally seen her perform at that now infamous Jim Thorpe Burlesque festival that set me on my path to where I am now in the burlesque world.  I didn’t get to talk to her in Jim Thorpe, so the book release was my time to bond and get advice.  That was why I was so sad to find out that Kat is soon leaving to go to grad school in London for a year.

In order to send her off in style, Siren Song Burlesque, a show she co-produces with Boo Bess the Baroness, had an England themed show a little while ago, London Britches falling Down held at the Delancey. I asked if I could get in on the action and was invited to come kitten.

I quickly worked to create my very own Union Jack bustier which you can see in the picture.  I wasn’t the only one sporting one though, Sticky Ricky, who did his burlesque debut that night had a very charming union jack speedo like bottom he stripped down to and Boo Bess had an ever so glittery bra and panties set which she got down to and wore for the rest of the night to host in.

Other performers included B.B. Heart was blew me away with an act where she sang and went from sweet blonde to chaotically and dramatically ripping off clothes in between verses.  Misty Lux (the only official Brit in the house) did her glass walking act which always impresses me.  Sizzle Dizzle did her NY act, as Kat had requested, which I also saw at the Jim Thorpe burlesque festival.  And the lady who inspired the nights show did a wonderfully hilarious tribute to brit comedy by envoking Mrs. Slocombe  from Are You Being Served?

It was a smashing good time, and what even made it better was that including myself, there were 3 vegans in the show! I spoke with Misty Lux and B.B. after the show and they were totally excited about the idea of a vegan burlesque brunch with all the NY veg burly-q people!

posing with sexy S&M Vader after the show.

Last night i finally got to see an Epic Win performance, and man oh man was it awesome.  Since I am a nerd I of course got dressed up as a jedi to support my Star Wars vs. Star Trek.  It was truly epic.  I am a huge fan of themed burlesque so this was my cup of tea.

First we met up with some friends and got some Ethiopian food for dinner at Meskerem near 42nd street and then headed over to the show.

There was a slight mixup since I accidentally had bought my tickets for the wrong night, but everything worked out fine and we got in.

What can I say besides that it was awesome.  The show started with Nelson Lugo (Trek)  and Schaffer the Darklord (Wars) defending their side in the debate and then quickly went into a night of alternating themed burlesque  acts.  Some were funny (B. B. Heart, Lefty Lucy, Miss Mary Cyn, Bonnie Voy’age, Fem Appeal), some were more sexy (Rosey La Rouge), some were creative (Victoria Privates) and Magdalena Fox pulled out a stunning and beautiful Queen Amidala act that literally brought tears to my eyes. Dangrr Doll also had an amazing light up outfit as she portrayed ‘the force’ while stage kittening.

The Epic Win Burlesque: The Great Star Debate cast

The debate was settled by a selling of raffle tickets for the themed prize bags.  Luckily since Star Trek had won Friday night, the Star Wars team was really pushing it and offered cupcakes to anyone buying $5 worth of tickets.  Now, the normal cupcakes were tiny little buggers, but thankfully there was a vegan option if you bought $5 worth of tickets for the Star Wars bag, and those cupcakes were normal sized ones from Babycakes.  om nom nom!!

Star Wars ended up winning, there was celebration and pictures and then it was time to go home.  Sadly, but understandably, EW Burlesque will be taking a little break while Schaffer the Darklord goes on tour in the fall and Nelson Lugo works on some other projects.  But trust me, when they come back, I’m sure it wil lbe a show not to be missed!