Vegas or Bust, with a Cherry on Top
The final push to get Seattle’s glitterati to Vegas for the 20th Annual Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant and Reunion takes place tonight at the Oddfellows Building (West Hall). Vegas Or Bust! features a peek at the Vegas-bound performances of Miss Indigo Blue, Sydni Deveraux (competing this year for “Best Debut”), Evilyn Sin Claire, The Shanghai Pearl, and Polly Wood. The evening will be hosted by previous Exotic World contestant Ravenna Black, and proceeds help these performers, plus burlesque “friend of the family” Wild Cherry, hit the road with a little brass in pocket.
Recently Miss Indigo Blue took the time to explain how the New Orleans legend came to be one Seattle’s favorite spitfires- here’s what she had to say:
“I met Wild Cherry in 2001 at TeaseORama and took classes from her. She has always been a fabulous dancer. And even then, at 63, the lady could MOVE! Over the years I’ve gotten to know her a bit better, so when Kitten La Rue asked me to re-create Wild Cherry’s signature “Temptation” act for the Atomic Bombshells, I was delighted. Kitten and I collaborated on bringing Cherry out to Seattle, and she stayed at my house during our show, where she performed! Over coca-cola and iced oatmeal cookies, I became enraptured with her. She is a tough cookie, true to her name. In any case, since then I’ve been her co-escort at the Pageant.”
*Vegas or Bust!” 8:30pm, West Hall (915 10th Ave @ E Pine, in the Oddfellows Building)