Very Special Recap
Friday night’s Very Special Feelings show lived up to its name; the “Salon of Shame” style mix of burlesque and personal memorabilia from Sinner Saint Burlesque and friends was a big hit, and very…intimate.
Photographer POC Photo was in attendance, and graciously shared photos and his thoughts on the performances:
“Last year a few of Sinner Saint ladies read some of their journals, diaries, poems, etc. in between burlesque acts in their show Private Parts. It was quite entertaining. This year they did one better with Very Special Feelings, a benefit fundraiser to help them get to London. This time the Sinner Saint ladies read from their personal writings of the past while paired up with another performer in an interpretive burlesque dance to the reading.
There were also special guests including Heidi Von Haught, Belle Cozette, Miss Kitty Baby, The Luminous Pariah, Trojan Original and Paris Original, who either read their own writings or performed- or both. It was hosted wonderfully by Diva le Déviant. The show was thoroughly enjoyable, funny and sexy…very sexy.”
“Some highlights of the evening included Lady Ta-Tas, who read from her gratitude journal while Doña Dei Cuori responded amusingly (and seductively) to Ta-Ta’s real & imagined outrageous things that a 13 year old would be purposely grateful for if she found out her mother had been reading her journal.”
“Evilyn Sin Claire read her poem “Sugar Starch” (which she wrote in 9th grade) like a poetry slam pro, as Belle Cozette stripped out of her dress. The Luminous Pariah read his composition about hot go-go boys on the dance box while brothers Trojan Original and Paris Original wowed the crowd with their graceful and powerful dance.”
-Recap commentary and photos by Paul O’Connell, POC Photo.