Posted in burlesque | comedy | music | pictures on September 27, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin

Lucha VaVOOM

Between matches we were treated to a bit of burlesque, all of it wonderful, but I am proud to say that at the end of the day the girls from New York outshone their Los Angeles counterparts with audacity and grit.

During the intermission, L.A.-based Lux LaCroix--who had earlier in the evening made her star turn doing a reversedrag striptease as a Purple Rain-era Prince -- told me, "New York burlesque is more performance art, L.A. is more rockabilly."

This made little sense coming from a girl sporting a Zorro moustache. Fortunately, in this case, the "performance art" was local gogo heroes the Wau Wau Sisters, whose trapeze act set to a Guns 'N Roses song featured not only death-defying stunts but also a giant baggie filled with drugs. Never let it be said that I am not an appreciator of fine art.

By the end of the night there had been enough high-flying grappling, giant Day-Glo insects, booby-shaking and gender-bending to satisfy even purists like myself, and certainly the curiosity seekers had something to text each other about on their way back to the L train. [NY Press]

LA's Lucha VaVOOM visited Webster Hall last Sunday (9/20). More pictures from the show, below...

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Comments (19)

Ahh, burlesque: making ugly girls feel pretty since the early 1900's.

Posted by M | September 27, 2009 1:43 PM

people pay to watch this shit, how sad

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 1:53 PM

wow. sad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 2:25 PM

Seriously, WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 2:32 PM

Is a big nose a requirement for the girls?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 4:58 PM

Screw you guys, some of them are hitworthy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 5:28 PM

would have copped a feel on that stage diving chicken...

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 6:41 PM

A big unit is a requirement for the girls.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 8:40 PM

looks like a fun night

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2009 11:27 PM

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Posted by chi flat iron | September 28, 2009 4:24 AM

dirty sanchez!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 11:28 AM

WWWTTTFFF!!!!!????

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 1:35 PM

cool

I love this

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 7:13 PM

If you're a hater on this burlesque, whatever...

eat corn

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 7:35 PM

Looks like fun!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 7:35 PM

good url!

Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 11:29 AM

very good topic

Posted by erotik shop | November 13, 2009 4:12 AM

This looks very interesting from all aspects. I have heard good things about this show and want to go someday. Thanks for the great pictures, they gave me a good look at what to expect.

Posted by Ryan | December 29, 2010 1:51 PM

WWWTTTFFF!!!!!????

Posted by Shaneequahjzj | January 8, 2013 8:10 AM

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