Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So Excited for June 6th 2011

In San Francisco, KingFish is the man to know. He puts on THE biggest burlesque show in America. The Hubba Hubba Revue at the DNA Lounge in S.F. And yes that is true, not only are there so many great acts that perform monthly, the audience that shows up is always in the hundreds. This is THE show to perform at. I've gone to watch so many times and I dream of being up there myself.

I don't think I'm ready for the DNA Lounge. Not yet anyway. So what am I excited about? I heard through friends that the way to perform at the DNA Lounge is to perform at the smaller Hubba Hubba show in Oakland at The Uptown. A few months ago I worked up the courage to ask King Fish if I can perform for him!

He e-mailed back right away and set a date with me. SOOO.......June 6th is a big deal for me. I'm so excited .

So all my lovely friends I will love you even more if you can come support me and watch the show.
More details to follow!!!! EEeeeeeeeee :)

Dangerous Delilah

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stop Procratinating!

I get so inspired and have so many ideas whirling around in my head. I have lists of songs I want to make an act too. I have pieces of acts choreographed with no song to go to. I have friends that want to do duets. I have so many different costumes I want to make. Sparkles I want to design and glue on. Feathers I want to fluff up and turn into fans or headpieces. Props that have the potential to be great. I dance in shows that have a theme, so i have theme ideas as well as ideas of acts that I want to just create. All a buzz in my head. Buzz Buzz Buzzzzz.

I have a problem. It's called PROCRASTINATION. Boo :(   I like to blame it on the fact that I don't have a car so its hard for me to get to the craft stores. Or that surfing the web is like a wild goose chase one site to another, nothing quite what I'm looking for.And I have to wait till payday to get all the pretty things I want. This really is true to some extent.

What ends up happening is I look and surf and wait and wait and wait. Then suddenly it's a week before the show and I only have bits and pieces of an act put together. So I rush and I throw together what I can and practice like crazy. I love my acts. I think they are very sensual and others are fun. But in my head....they would have been even better. More sparkles, bigger feathers, more colors.....just bigger and better.

But.....why can't I get organized? I think I should just order what I need, plan ahead and start the darn project!! I am always wanting new things for every act. New garter belts, new gloves, new fans, new colors. What I think might help me is to change this thinking. Have some burlesque "basics" that I can customize with sparkles and use in more than one act and change it up and add as needed.  I know this will help with long term cost.

Something else that I hope will help me is to not perform a new act every month like I was doing for awhile. I love the whole process so freakin much that I want to perform every month. The creativity of the whole process consumes me and I love every aspect of it. The reality is I can't.  And I shouldn't.  Quality over quantity right!! This needs to be my new motto :) 

Dangerous Delilah