Archive for June, 2010

The first weekend of June is Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend: a convention in Vegas featuring four nights of ginormus blowout burlesque shows, showcasing performers from all over the world (though mostly the US and Canada.)
The first night is general awesomeness. The second night is “Legends Night” where the living legends of yesteryear perform with some of the biggest names of today. The third night is the “Miss Exotic World Pageant,” a competition to be this year’s queen of burlesque. Then Sunday has a pool party (with performances) and another night of general awesome burlesqueness. On top of that there’s afterparties, a burlesque vending area and, you know, vegas.

This is, like, 18 hours of burlesque, yo. It is not for the faint of heart.

It’s also not for the strictly thrifty since I spent about a month’s rent on the whole she-bang (three month’s rent if you only count my portion.)

So was it worth it?

For me, yes. I have to keep reminding myself of that as I endeavor to work off my credit card bill, BUT yes, the experience was definitely worth it. Is it worth it for any burlesque performer? Eh….. maybe.

Here’s why it was good, in general: (more…)