Girlesque Diary: Hamilton

It’s very exciting to perform out of your regular area of expertise. I always love the shows in Hamilton, even if it is only an hour away. We carpooled to the venue with Pastor Morgan and MOPO, both excellent drivers.

After settling in with a smoke and a glass of water, everyone got down to getting their make-up, hair, glitter, wigs, costumes etc on. Yesterday was a very wig centric show, with myself, Tanya Cheex and the Schlep Sisters all tossing hair about. Darlinda Just Darlinda really impressed me though, with her ability to wear one wig for her first number (a Schlep Sisters number with Minnie Tonka that looked great although was a challenge on the tiny triangular stage), then to take it off, shake out her hair, and quickly wrap it up with a hair pin for her second number, coincidentally, a “Hair” piece (… see what I did there, hur hur hur). Total sex-bomb hair! I’ve never been able to have nice hair after a wig act, so I usually just leave it on for the rest of the night.

The show was super smooth, no hiccups or need to stall (yay!) although the stage was sort of difficult to work on (just because it was small and in the corner of the room with a step-up). Everyone did a fantastic job though, especially Aviva and Chaos Divine. Despite it being an overall great show and concept from Chaos, when you see her new act keep in mind that everything was hand-made by her without patterns!!!! That bitch! Haha, I hate sewing and I really hate drafting so I really commend her, it’s very slinky, sexy and beautiful. And Aviva was just very effing spot-on. Her bellydance abilities were really able to shine on the small stage since she could still be doing a lot of controlled movement without having to actually move back and forth or side to side. Very smiley, sweet with a few naughty implications.

And of course it’s always a pleasure to hear April March speak. She’s such a genuine sweetheart with so much to talk about in her crazy life. Unfortunately, she’s had a very bad experience recently with trying to publish a book. The person who wrote it for her, based on tapes of her telling stories she wanted included in it,  and her written information apparently embellished and mixed facts, consolidated stories and she had to pull it. So please, do not buy this book if you come across it, or if you have it/have read it, note that it is false information! April has lead a very amazing life and there is not reason to not portray her exactly as it happened.

MOPO as very kind to take us to McDonalds after the show, everyone had been to busy running around all day after work and school etc to eat properly (not that McDonalds is eating properly, buuuut)..it really hit the spot.

Wish I took pix but I forgot my card in my card reader, danggit Will have to take some tonight and Sunday in Ottawa.

Hope to see you at Revival tonight!

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Today’s secret word is: WANT! AHHHHHHH!

Omg, one day when I run out of makeup and have spare cash I wanna order some things from Dolly Wink. So cute!

Fun fact: I was going to name myself Dolly Sweet (Sweet being Dita’s real surname and for Paris’ character Amber Sweet in Repo, but I thought it was too cutesy).

Christmas Cheer

Yay! I got really excited about the fact that there were so many toys donated at last night’s Tits For Tots. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported!

The show was really great, a lot of fun. Sesame Street last month was fun too but the screen backstage wasn’t working so we didn’t get to watch. I was glad it was on this time otherwise I would have missed Marianne Cheesecake. Damn, that girl is spot on. There’s nothing I love more than a girl who does 1920’s proper.

Our other out of town guests Daisy Deville (Ab) & Conrad Fusion (Sk) were great too… I mean everybody was great, but it’s always a treat when Mysterion hooks us up with a few little tastes of morsels from beyond T.O. I danced to a mix of Charo’s version of Feliz Navidad (as seen on the Peewee’s Playhouse xmas special) and Billy May’s Rudolph. I was tickled pinker than my cheeks at the various compliments I received, although I’m still not very good at accepting them gracefully.

We also had some amusing post-performance mixmatch steez going on…me in my Cowgirl Christmas outfit (my sweater has a cowboy Santa), Mysterion in his Jewish Pimp Mr. Rogers getup, and Fionna Flauntit lookinf like a dream in Green Glamour (which made me laugh because the second she got home she tore it off and was like “Jeezis, I hate dresses, so uncomfortable! I’m a rock n roll girl, y’know?”).And then there was Mitzy Cream, who found a new friend under the mistletoe…..Mhm…

And there it was, another show come and gone! I will be performing again next week with Red Herring and Obskyura at Cleo Femi’s Birthday Bash, and am very excited. But until then, I want to wish everyone who I’ve worked with in the past year, and everyone who has come out to support the burlesque community this year a very Merry Christmas.

xox, Dolly