The not so subtle art of teasing and tassled titties

Last night saw my husband, our friend, and myself off to a burlesque show called the Ruby Review at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney City.

To be perfectly fair, we did perhaps have overly high expectations of what it was we were going to experience. Being big fans of the Cher and Christina Aguilera version of Burlesque from the movie,

 

      

we were perhaps under a delusion that we would be viewing a highly choreographed show with talented dancers and maybe even a singer. Now please don’t get me wrong here. The show was a lot of fun and we did enjoy ourselves. I am also not suggesting that any of the performers were without some talent. I am merely stating up front that we went into it with unrealistic expectations and so we came out with what we deserved… a face full of boobies!

Traditionally ‘Burlesque’ was  simply a comedy and variety show. Sometimes with a little bit of naughty suggestion or outwardly bawdy but funny innuendo. Over the years it has changed into pretty much just a strip tease I think. Sad I guess, as it seemed to me quite unnecessary for the girls to actually go to that final stage of their routines where the bra came off and the boobs came out. Many of the routines were cute and a little funny and could actually have ended with the clothes being removed but not actually letting the audience see the full view. Just a little peep here and there to give them the idea if you know what I mean!

There were raven haired lovelies strutting their stuff in gorgeous lingerie and feathery ensembles to very cool music. Blonde bombshells basking in the glory of their pin curls, g-strings and tassle clad breasts. An especially clever and entertaining performance from international burlesque star Dirty Martini involving a ‘balloon suit’ and a lit cigarette with some ‘popping’ music gave us all a good giggle (with her not at her).

All presented by a very amusing young woman dressed up like a Spanish matador (or perhaps a french pirate, it was all a little confusing), who introduced each act and kept the crowd entertained when things happened like stuck corsets, or incorrect music being played, or when the performers quite simply just weren’t ready to come on yet!

The stand out for me was a red headed belly dancer with a gorgeous sequined bra-top (which interestingly stayed on throughout her number and to be honest this was perhaps the most entertaining act!), middle eastern harem skirt and head scarf, and some very talented hips and tummy muscles!

I think perhaps we would have preferred a little more ‘tease’ and a little less ‘titty’, but that’s just us. Then again there was a full blooded male at the table next to us who was there with his mates, and about half way through he started playing with his i-phone rather than watching the show, so perhaps it wasn’t just us who felt as though sometimes you just don’t need to see it all!

The food was really quite good despite having to perch ourselves on a very high bar stool at an exceptionally wobbly table while trying to saw through my chicken parmigiana without sending our champagne glasses flying. The company was fab, and the conversation was entertaining. We all looked simply stunning even if I do say so myself, and it was just really pleasant to go out for an evening and see the incredible effort that people had put into dressing the part.

The dress code seemed to span from the 20’s through to the 50’s, but this made for a really interesting and well-dressed crowd. I had two older gay guys stop to comment on how beautiful I looked and was chatted up at the bar by two different girls, so I can only conclude that I did indeed look as cute as I had planned! All the practice with my make up and hair must have paid off in the end!

Would I do it again? Definitely! Although perhaps not at the same place. I think we have all decided that a new venue and show needs to be tried each month until we find what we are looking for. Otherwise, we might have to consider opening up our very own traditional style burlesque show theater in Sydney and get some talented dancers and put together a real show!

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2 Responses to The not so subtle art of teasing and tassled titties

  1. Jac Bowie says:

    Glad you liked the show.

    • KL says:

      🙂 Cool! I feel star struck that you commented on my post LOL! Yes I did enjoy the show and undoubtedly we’ll continue enjoying things promoted and/or organised by yourself! Great Job!

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