I've heard people say that they thought the movie Burlesque looked dumb, I saw it made fun of on SNL, and despite being the hypercritical and highly selective person that I am, I really liked it. Haters gonna hate, whatever. I thought it was fun and exciting and pretty realistic; my only criticisms are that they should have used Cher and Alan Cumming more.
Had we known "VIP Seating Available" meant "we're going to put out about 30 folding chairs, the rest is standing room only", we probably would have paid ahead of time and avoided wearing boots with 6" heels. We were each in about 1 square foot of space the entire time, and by the time I got home my feet were stuck in the shape of my shoes. I think waaaay more people than they anticipated showed up, and they just kept packing them in. At least the girl at the door only charged me $10 instead of $15.
The place seems pretty cool; a large restaurant/bar in a prohibition-era warehouse in South Central. The stage was a boxing ring.
Anyway, into the show itself! This handsome and nimble possibly Asian guy was a really talented gymnast. All of the men there unnecessarily expressed their displeasure at his obvious lack of female endowments, but I thought he was awesome.
|Doppel-Christina, I'm telling you.|
|These people are all very talented dancers, and they leap like gazelles! The hot guy from before was part of this act, too.|
|Christina came back out and did a pretty amazing flaming hula hoop routine dressed WWII style. So. Awesome.|
|Her fire dancing was brief but quite good, considering how many other things she does as well. I wonder if she can sing?|
|Epic Gaga Rocket Bra Finale is epiiiiiiiic.|
This was really a great show and I can't wait for the next one - but I'm also going to plan ahead to avoid the lack of parking and seats. These people are really talented and are keeping a beloved 20th century tradition alive; everyone should go see them.