I can’t believe I am outing myself on my blog again, but in for a penny in for a pound, and I’m having another crap Monday so looking at the picture and remembering how much fun and how great I felt on Saturday night cheers me up! Also here it is for all to see, anyone who thought I wouldn’t put my money where my mouth was….Oh I did burlesque alright! You can’t see my lower half which was tight black pencil skirt (so tight my boyfriend had to zip it up for me…….didn’t quite need a shoe horn, but still!) black fishnet stockings(really stockings and suspenders for me) and my blue dolly shoes! I thought I looked good, and my red lippy and false eyelashes helped with the retro (bit drag queeny) look!
My boyfriend, being far more sensible than I was dressed more conservatively than I, but looked extremely dapper in black shirt and trousers (he won’t even consider wearing fishnets for Rocky Horror!) So we headed into town, I have no idea what the taxi driver must have thought! Dropped in Temple bar we walked through the crowds of hen and stag parties, I actually felt quite normally dressed when I saw their attire! So we wandered through the streets (attracting some glances) we got to the Button factory where the event was happening and there was a huge queue of people dressed up, it was great, I actually felt quite glam compared to the “normal” people walking by, there were even some Japanese tourists taking pictures of the line, everyone who passed smiled, it was lovely to see such glamour on a Saturday night out in Dublin.
Safe inside the venue we were greeted by the smell of popcorn and candy floss, and usherettes dressed in fishnets and suspenders! The show was excellent, really packed though so we were standing throughout. The compere Des O Connor was excellent and the house band and Kristine Kappeli (sorry think that’s right) were brilliant. Then there were the burlesque girls, in particular Ms Marianne Cheesecake who was brilliant, and it was all so enjoyable, not tacky or sleazy, but really in great taste, there were some “gentlemen” standing behind me saying, “Get it off…..nice tits…..!” that type of crap!
So I really enjoyed it, I loved the dressing up, I intend to go again, hopefully Saturday 31st May when they are having the Dublin Burlesque Ball, in Crush on Georges Street. I am trying to convince my friends to go……not having too much luck! Maybe it’s the whole dressing up? I don’t know!