Byrd's Eye View - Boolesque
Music City Burlesque put together another stellar event to celebrate the spookiest season. Their second annual Boolesque party at Belcourt Theatre sold out by early afternoon, and throngs of ticketless costumed fans were turned away at the door. Those who did make it inside were treated to three and a half hours of amazing performances.
Co-hostesses Miss Lolly Pop and Frankie Apple, who dazzled with a series of costume changes, introduced each number by reading from a book of scary stories.
Bellydancer Rose Hips’ ability to make her tummy pulsate with the heartbeat of her music drew tons of applause. Delitta Delight’s “Devil Woman” number with Brazilbilly and The Jazz Quartet, who played throughout the show, was one of the best burlesque numbers to be performed in Nashville as of late. The Music City Soul Breakdancers brought the funk and had people dancing in the theater’s aisles. The Spinderellas wowed the crowd with hypnotic, glow-in-the-dark hula-hooping and freaky vampire ensembles. And finally, Kicky La Rue’s rhythmic “Voodoo Woman,” performed while dressed as a witch doctor, had her tearing the head off a chicken and drinking its blood, a sight that surely spooked even the toughest among the crowd.