So the 21st came and went, surprise, surprise, we're still here. Damn Mayans, now I need to find myself a calendar for 2013. Well my family was visiting and we decided if we were going to go out we might as well do it watching some horror themed burlesque. Honestly they actually guilt tripped me into going because I was considering going to a house party. I still need to get my copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies back from that girl. Ah yes, onto the show.
While we waited for the show to start I had a Tarot (terror) card reading, there was really nothing very terrifying about it and it was brief and vague. Then the show started an hour late. The first act was Burns the Dragon who was this guy with creepy skin horns, for some reason my mom thought I would find that attractive, but I'm not a fan of body modification. First he played with a bunch of balls, then a dagger, then a condom through the nose and out his mouth. Next he stomped around barefoot on some broken glass and got people to staple money to his body and bled, so real blood was shed on the stage that night.
Next there was a band that wasn't very memorable, I mean at least I was there for the grotesque burlesque. We finally got to our host Bloody Betty, who was being filled in for by Damien for the first few acts. She called herself our flight attendant to hell. Our first burlesque performer only really felt horror themed in her costume and did a whole hell of a lot of butt jiggling.
The last performer I got to see before I left for a midnight showing of Silent Night was called Misery and she was a "sci-fi" themed burlesque performer and I'll tell you some sparks were flying off that stage. She did a road warrior tribute to some very dubsteppy music. She was the first act to purposely spew blood on the stage, out of her mouth. Then she took her rotating saw to some metal panels on her outfit and shot sparks out of her crotch into the audience. That was fun.
My parents stayed after I left and apparently there was a mermaid burlesque girl, I would have liked to see that. All in all a fun evening, although I would have preferred for it to have just been the burlesque, for the horror aspect, not for the women stripping down to nipple tassels aspect.