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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Three year anniversary of the San Francisco Burlesque Review

It's hard to believe that on May 14, 2008, the first post on of the San Francisco Burlesque Review appeared. Since then, a total of over 63,000 people have visited these pages containing more than 1,070 posts, with more people visiting as each year passes. And that number doesn't even include those who subscribe via email or RSS, which these days are an even larger number than those who visit the blog!

It's interesting to see how the burlesque scene has grown and evolved. Back then, there were fewer shows around. The Hubba Hubba Revue, Bombshell Betty, Red Hots Burlesque, and Little Minsky's dominated the events calendar. Burlesque n' Brass also had started almost a year and a half before this blog and calendar, and First Friday Follies had started up about the same time. Some weeks, there were only three shows!

All of the previously mentioned shows are still with us, only they've grown. They've expanded their offerings. For example, Red Hots Burlesque now has two weekly shows and a monthly lube wresting and burlesque show at El Rio, their School of Shimmy, a monthly show with Burlesque Moulin in Berkeley, and Dr. Sketchy's East Bay. The Hubba Hubba Revue and Bombshell Betty have also added new shows.

Plus there are some new entries to the field. Debauchery, sASSy's Seaside Burlesque, Le Boy, Original Sin Burlesque, the Mischievous Maidens Show, Naked Girls Reading SF, Curvicious Cabaret, Séduction Féroce, Barbary Coast Burlesque and more are regularly scheduled shows that have started since the SFBR was founded. Information for all of these shows may be found on the calendar above.

So I hope you, the reader, has gotten something valuable from this blog and calendar. If you have any suggestion or comments, please feel free to email them to me at sfbr AT gmx DOT com, or simply post them in the comments section below.

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming...

(Edited May 15, 2011: Added a show and fixed the start time of one. Also improved syntax.)
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