Now that I'm back from Africa and have taken a shower, here are some of the pix and commentary from Big City @ Star Bar on May 12.
Overall it was a fine show (Big City's acts are polished and professional like no one except maybe Dames A'flame) but a few things could have been better. Like what? The venue. Star Bar just ain't the place for burlesque. I've seen a few acts there and it's just too small in the front. Also, I paid to get in. What the hell was that about? And I had to tell someone that I was taking pictures and ask if that was cool even though I was invited to come take pictures or someone was going to snatch my camera. Color me confused, but the last guy to touch my equipment is now nicknamed Stubby. Oh, and the burlesque show didn't start until like 12 AFTER 2 really loud (but fun) bands.
Is that enough of me complaining? Yeah, I'm getting sick of me too. And while I've never paid for a show that I've taken pictures at, it was definitely worth the $7. This coming from the guy who paid $29 to see Cat Power yell drunkenly in the dark for an hour.
So what happened?
First off there was Seraphix dressed in drag. I'm not sure why. They looked hot like Klinger from M*A*S*H.
The Luchagors hit the stage next. They were for all intents and purposes excellent.
And then (finally) there was burlesque. I'll let the pix do the talking.
Maybe someday Big City will have a permanent home like the Dames have at the Vortex Midtown. It'd be quite nice. Until then, keep an eye on their schedule and bring your $10.