On Tuesday evening I went to a very fun event! It was in Bushwick, Brooklyn (it’s one of those half hipster/half ghetto areas) called “Bushwick Burlesque” – and ironically enough, it was a little Burlesque show in back of a restaurant in Bushwick.
There is a really neat little burlesque scene in New York that I haven’t really seen anywhere else. There are so many talented girls with really unique and sexy acts that perform at night clubs, and random events. It’s really quite inspiring! I always try to pay attention to what the girls do on stage and somehow steal their moves and repeat them at the strip club, but it never really works. It’s a goal of mine to be a better burlesque dancer. Maybe I should take a class or something.
In any case, this Burlesque show had some random prizes to give away for a raffle. It seemed like the audience was a little apathetic about buying raffle tickets, so I told one of the people in charge I would throw in a lap-dance from myself as one of the prizes. It was a charitable cause! I donated a lap-dance so people could raise more money to put on another event where other people get naked. It was like a big naked circle of life.
The girl who won the lap-dance was really hot. However, I’m not sure if she wants to be seen on the Internet getting a lap-dance from me. So out of respect for that, I can’t show you her face. Oh, and I got to do some booty bounce with one of Big Freedia‘s back-up dancers..that was hysterical! Here are some pics from the night (Photos taken by ERIC KUN)!:
I had so much fun; it’s really inspiring to hang out with people who just love getting naked and dancing and showing off their erotic talents without any pretense of making some kind of big business out of it. I love being in the porn industry, but people do get really caught up with fame and money and forget why it’s supposed to be fun in the first place. Bushwick Burlesque wasn’t some red carpet event; there were no awards given, no one was getting paid thousands of dollars to be there, and no big company was backing it. It was a total DIY thing in the back of a Thai restaurant, that cost $5 to get in. The energy was just great. No one was trying to be anyone; everyone just had a good time.
Being in New York (particularly in Industrial Park areas of NY) is so refreshing. It’s a good thing I come back here so often!