|Photo by John Leonard. Perle Noire and Coco Poppin. Conga line curtain call in the background|
Amazing cafes, welcoming, talented denizens- it makes me sad to think that I can't spend every weekend dancing on your stages and eating all your food.
Well most of your food. You can keep the meat and gluten options. I'll have all the coffee!
|All the food I couldn't eat at Miss Kitty's Saloon|
I flew in on Friday night and was promptly collected by Ben, one of my hosts and DJ at Saturday night's after party at Defectors bar.
|with Perrie, Ben and Anne at Defectors|
|Anne's drawing, Ben's script!|
A relaxed start to my Saturday; brekkie and many cups of tea at Chapels on Whatley with my former Hobart housemate Erin, who I hadn't seen in an age! We made hay while the sun shone and reveled in the chance to catch up.
Then it was all burlesque, all the time until I made it onto my plane on Sunday. I left Maylands and was dropped on King st in time to greet Hobart's Miss Kitty's Meow who had been making envious purchases at Wheels and Dollbaby.
|Miss Kitty's Meow ready to go onstage!|
Amongst the crowd upstairs at the King st Arts centre, I found some friends, a familiar face from PIBF 2012, Dollar Dazzler, Nahiid Stevens who distracted me with some bright floral shorts and Virtue Von Tassel who I last met at the opening night of Bohemia, a good year ago!
|Working our primary colours!|
(If you want to know more then you'll have to book yourself in for a workshop, well worth the money, in fact I'll be getting a private when I visit NYC in September!)
Virtue bundled me into her car after the workshop to take me to the Astor theatre in Mount Lawley for tech before I settled in downstairs and rediscovered my camera.
|Perle and Indigo being amazing...|
|What do you call a grouping of showgirls? Renee in pink, Claire, Tamara and Nahiid amongst the blue!|
|Backstage with my gal Agatha Frisky!|
|Agatha and Dolores Daiquiri in peach and apricot|
|Indigo Blue sampling the water...|
|Tamara one of the gorgeous stage kittens for the night (also one of the chorus gals)|
|Dolores Daiquiri and Jon Madd watch from side of stage|
|Indigo Blue twirlin'|
|Prop or refreshment... with Banbury Cross|
|Some ceilings are never high enough... The AMAZING samba gals!|
We all headed across the road to the after party at Defectors. It was so busy that we were almost turned away! But we made it in and I was delighted to find that performers from the previous night's shows had stuck around for the weekend, people I rarely get to see because I live on the island... Cherry Lush, Ginger Leah Raye, Venus Vamp, Kerry X got their groove on and danced the night away while gogo dancers and spot performances from Ginger La Minge and Virtue Van Tassel caused a crush towards the tiny stage.
|Ready to perfrom my peacock act!|
To anyone thinking of applying- do it, to anyone considering buying a ticket to the 2014 Festival... bookmark the page, it's worth the wait!!