So Friday night was the Broads and Panties one year anniversary show, and it was A-MAZ-ING! Of course, producer and performer extraordinaire Vivienne Vermuth always delivers, but this was definitely a one of a kind show. I had the pleasure of sharing the stage (and dressing room) with some truly amazing performers, including Red Snapper, Scarlette Switches, Lexa Lusty, Courtney Crave, and many more incredible women – plus the incomparable Alystre McQueen, Dallas first boylesque artist!!
I was judging the Mr Texas contest the same night, so it was a little frazzled – I ran to Trees to meet LaDonna Stein, the incredible make-up and hair artist who made me look so glamorous, then threw on my leathers and ran over to the Dallas Eagle to spend a little time there. I’m wasn’t sure how my burly-q 50′s hairstyle and glitter face would be received at the Eagle, but whaddya know, turns out the gays love a little glam!! Who’da thunk!?
After meeting the contestants, snuggling with Jeffrey a little, and doing a little Miss America wave from the stage, I hopped in the car and raced back over to Trees, where I had about twenty minutes to freshen my lipstick, sew a bit of fringe on my panties, and hit the stage. Fortunately, working with burlesque dancers makes things so much easier- everyone is so helpful and generous, and with the help of Blaze (who was SO sweet) and Caustic Cayla, I managed to get myself together just as the opening notes of my song started.
During the first number I took off a glove and dropped it on the Synn’s face, who was standing in the front row (of course I teased her a little with it first!) Turns out that the audience members were VERY concerned about my glove – at least six people told her she needed to give that back to me! She did give it back….later… BUT just so everyone knows, if I ever choose to throw a costume piece to the audience, I don’t expect to get it back- it’s a gift!
My second number was the Cherry Pie number I did at the Metal Burlesque show last year – it’s one of my favorite numbers! I also did it at the Eagle for the Hide Out event a few months ago, and at the end of it I lost a pastie. This time, I glued the shit out of the pasties to keep that from happening - in fact, I used so much spirit gum my nipples are STILL sticky and cranky. But, looks like it’s the curse of the cherry pie (or the mind power of Savage and Kole) cuz I lost another pastie! Needless to say I was surprised, but it was pretty hilarious!! (If you haven’t seen the video yet, sorry I ruined the suprise ending!)
Caustic Cayla from Decadent Dame Designs was such a sweetheart the whole time! Not only did she make me the AMAZING black and red rose fascinator I wore during the Cherry Pie act (see pic below), I also picked up a pair of black sequin pasties and a hot pink skull-and-crossbones fascinator that will go perfectly with my fringey outfit I got in New Orleans. I am always impressed with the quality of her work and I love wearing her pieces, but I have to say, she was a freakin’ lifesaver back stage. She helped with hair, pasties, and bra straps, and maybe more importantly, calmed me down right before I went onstage. So big kisses to her.
both photos by DV8
Of course any cake looks extra yummy with Courtney’s boobs on it, haha! No, seriously, Synn did an amazing job with the cake and everyone loved it. Happy Birthday, Broads and Panties!!
I love love love working with Viv and the B&P crew, and I can’t wait till the next show! Check out the video links on my scrapbook page if you want to see the acts from Friday. XOXOXOXO