I went to a geek-themed mostly naked performance by the Belmont Burlesque
this weekend with Kate and Chris. It was pretty awesome.
(Kate is, fyi, the best person ever. She takes me to burlesque and helps me with my homework and then gives me food while we are doing homework. With milk. So everyone give props to Kate.)
The MC/director (with a German accent reminiscent of Cabaret
, though I'm not sure it was authentic) spent most of her time in an obligatory Princess Leia outfit with her sidekick Giant Martini. She claimed geekhood herself and a lot of thought had obviously been put into the acts. I think my favorite was the random encounter strip show. The MC had a big list of very, very random encounters and rolled a d20 during the seemingly-unaware other woman's performance. So she got attacked by a bear (suit), was twice the victim of unrequited
creepy advances from bear suit guy, traps occurred, and she was gifted with a katana. The final roll was a 1, which lead to "Devoured by Cthulhu", upon which a bunch of long balloons wiggled out from behind the curtain and tentacled menacingly in her general direction. Of course the dancer was not having with this shit and in a very Vallejo style picked up the katana and went to kick some elder ass.
Also we got a preview for "Boobs and Goombas"
, a Mario themed strip show. Dead serious. We had a pair of women dancing in Mario and Luigi outfits (not sexy ones, just your average cosplay overalls) and got as far as taking their hats off before the preview ended. Another woman did a fan dance based off the Cheep Cheep fish from the accursed water levels which was just pretty, though nothing actually came off. The humor and the cosplay were just as interesting as the costumes coming off in my opinion, but then again I'm a sucker for a good tailor.
Not sure which performance we'll see but I'd definitely like to see more of these women. Culture rocks.