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Friday, June 3, 2011

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2011: Day 2

Stuff from the second day of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. It's been a busy Weekend with socializing, shows, and educational events, but here's a brief rundown of what the second day is like.

  • The second day of the BHoF Weekend is filled with events associated with the Legends of Burlesque. It's one of the more significant parts of the Weekend, which includes performers of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. The evening's show is filled with performances from burlesque artists such as Dee Milo, Judith Stein, Kitten Natividad, and many more (full lineup at It made for a wonderful show, as the audience truly loves and appreciates their predecessors.
  • There was a premiere also of the film, "Erotic World and the Burlesque Revival." It's a documentary about the evolution of the burlesque museum started by Jennie Lee and then Dixie Evans. If you're a fan of the art form, you'll want to see it when it's released. They're also seeking funding to help with the release of the film via their Kickstarter page. The film is a wonderful look at how the museum started, and includes footage from some of the earliest pageants which include perfomers who we all know and love!
  • The Grant Avenue Follies of San Francisco closed the show!
  • Meeting with the Legends, through being a volunteer who is to assist VIPs and the Legends or through random encounters, was my favorite parts of the Weekend. Amongst the Legends whom I met were Dee Milo, Judith Stein, and Toni Elling. They were also so friendly and warm!
  • The social aspect is one of the big attractions of these events. Not only is it a way to get to hang out with those from your own area, but you also get to know people from other areas of the world. There are performers from Japan, Australia, Canada, and various countries in Europe.
  • Daytime classes presented by BurlyCon included class from Legends, which have always been popular. A list of the classes presented may be found at
  • Among the popular activities for performers is shopping. Since Las Vegas has so many stage shows, there are a lot of stores and swap meets and flea markets in the area at which many treasures for one's wardrobe may be found.
  • The pool is also a popular place for people to gather and socialize during the daytime.
  • Some people will also take a free shuttle to the Las Vegas Strip to visit the casinos during their free time.

That's it for now. The evening's Tournament of Tease will be kicking off in less than 90 minutes, and I'll need to get dinner and change into my evening attire before then.

Sparkly Devil will be our area's contender, so the whole Bay Area contingent will be cheering for her! The Dolls of Doom of which San Francisco resident Lola Martinet is a part will also be competing for "Best Group."
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