Still, over the past few months that I’ve been writing for this blog I’ve become something of a burlesque expert given that I’ve attended at least 3 local shows. What I’ve seen has intrigued me. Sure, some of the performances are noteworthy but it’s an overall attitude of empowerment that sparks my curiosity. Women who wouldn’t traditionally be expected to take their clothes off in public dominate the Kansas City burlesque scene and their fans are largely female. In fact, for Valentine’s Day the Burlesque Downtown Underground is cooking up a show that I would feel comfortable taking a chick to see...if she paid.
The #1 Crush show is a BDU benefit show to help raise funds in order to fund the Summer show at The Folly Theatre for the local burlseque troop. Details:
Friday 2/12 @ 10pm
$10 at the door – doors at 9:00pm
Sure, it’s a good cause but for a night of bar hopping I’m usually focused more on entertainment and not empowerment. Maybe burlesque broads are at the forefront of Kansas City cultural trends where there is not escape from this town’s politics. Still, asking for support is an interesting spin on just putting on a good show. Most people don’t need a great many excuses to watch half naked chicks dance around. I’m just sayin’…