November 23, 2012

black cherry raw burlesque



we've all been to a strip club before,
but have you checked out a burlesque show?

neither have i. 
but it intrigues me.


what makes it different from a strip club?


i mean, the girls take off their clothes to music, right?
they wear thongs and tassels, sure,
but is it really all that different
at the end of the day?


as a result of my curiosity,
going to a burlesque show
has been on my to do list for a while.







i've walked by the 
surly wench pub many times,
and always thought that i got a burlesque vibe
but was never sure if they actually had a show.
and was always a little nervous to ask.





but they do.


so we went.






here are some of my observations:

yes, the girls do take off their clothes to music,
but they do it to live music.

they don't have costumes
(ie. slutty teacher, nurse, librarian, etc.)
but they wear a lot of corsets.
and shockingly sparkly red lipstick.

they come onto the stage wearing a lot of layers,
but the layers are still revealing.
(butts and boobs are there for the ogling)
but when they take the layers off
they could be small little things:
a chain of tassel around the waist,
the feathery halter part of a top,
elbow length gloves.

 there is no nudity,
because there are tassels and thongs.
and these ladies can work both.

there is no pole,
and you get the idea that
the girls are doing this
because they love burlesque
and they love performing.

these women are awesome at 
the boob wiggle
and the butt shake.

their stage names are pin-up girl worthy.

and they ooze confidence.






definitely a friday night well spent.