Burlesque in Boston

This weekend Sharon and I are at the Great Boston Burlesque Exposition and we are having a blast!

We just finished our first day of classes and we are very pleased with ourselves. We woke up this morning and walked down to Whole Foods and got ourselves breakfast and then finished walking another 15 minutes to the event. We started our day off with stage fighting where we learned to fall, slap, pull hair, and punch each other. It felt like it was a little early in the morning for combat, but we ended up having a blast smacking each other around. Next we went to the hoola hooping class and had the best time; we are totally inspired and are dying to get home and buy some tubing and start hooping!!! And finally, we took a belly dancing class and spent an hour and a half wriggling and writhing around the room.

After finishing classes we checked out the convention and looked at vintage costumes, jewelry and clothing. We saw some amazing vintage outfits and the feathers and pasties were extraordinary. So inspiring. Then we headed home. The walk was lovely; even though it was windy (and icy wind at that), it was still sunny and warm. Shaz and I admired the colorful houses on the way home and imagined how much window treatments cost.

When we got home, Davis and Juan had just returned from Davis’ family goodbye party and had brought home food! Shaz and I were famished; we dug right in. And then, to make things even better, the cake came out. It was so good that I later described it as making me a better person. Yes – it was that good!

Juan, Shaz, Davis and I did some dancing and listen to music until we had to get ready tonight. Shaz and I were heading back to to Hilton for the main event so we needed to get all dolled up. I must say, we looked rather fabulous, especially in comparison to the boys who were in work out clothes.

The show was great tonight (much better than last night) and we saw some spectacular stuff. The most amusing act was one by a woman dressed up as a Hershey’s Kiss and she WORKED IT! It was one of the funniest/amusing things I have ever seen. There was a troupe of three that danced to the Transvestite Transylvania and it was some of the best dancing and performing of the evening. There were also two of the most elegant costumes I’ve ever seen tonight; both were made of sumptuous-looking silks, had lovely swarovski crystals, and were glamorous beyond words.

During the show we were sitting next to an amusing couple that we ended up chatting to for about an hour after the show. Cat and Jeremiah McCarthy were lovely, funny, passionate, and tons of fun. Shaz ended up chatting with Jeremiah while Cat and I gossiped about life. We live very different lives yet we connected on a very human level. I think we might have dinner with Cat tomorrow night…we’ll see if that pans out. I must say, I love that there are open, interesting people that go to burlesque events and are willing to chat with two dolls like Shaz and myself. What great conversations we had; I was sad to leave.

Off to bed so we can wake up early and do it all again tomorrow.

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