so ja, a mate of mine from coal also makes these very awesome corsets (as well as being a fucking hardcore shaitsu person) and some of her product was on display at last night’s black orchid burlesque thing at mercury.
the show was fun although a little off on lighting, sound, technical problems and some pretty dismal performances by some of the models who you could see were roped into the game based on friendship alone.
but aside from that it was lovely. i really enjoyed Miss Diva DisaStar, the ballerina and the opera singer – who was particularly fab. clever addition i think.
(though, chicken, unless you’re fucking barbara streisand you should NEVER be too busy for a photo. just saying. diva in name only love. in name only.)
i’ve never watched a black orchid show before; i’ve always found their ticket prices a little OTT. this was confirmed by another chick in the WC after the show who was gushing about how much better this r30 show was compared to the r320 show she saw at artscape last year. THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY RAND?! are you fucking kidding me? saying that i think this show was worth more than the r30 cover they charged. where’s the middle ground lasses?