Like watching sausage getting made

     Before I start with the main subject of this post, I would just take a moment to talk about some people. I have spent a long time, too much time, talking about people I do not want to be around. I got to stop doing that because I am #blessed to be spending a lot of my time with people I want to be around. I have great roommates and friends that I hang with most times on the daily and I am doing well, thanks.

      • So you know the idiom about if you like sausages, don’t watch them get made? The idea being that if something is like watching sausage get made something unpleasant will be revealed. Well my friends, I have seen the sausage get made and worked in that factory and it is just as unpleasant and filled with animals guts as you think. I can be super candid and revealing but I will just leave it at that.
      • If we are not friends outside of Facebook, you do not message or comment on my page, why do we need to be friends on Facebook? Why does it matter if I am your friend or not? I do not have to like you, look at you, talk to you or be any sort of some type of way to you. Get over yourselves if you can’t handle being unfriended on Facebook. It’s unbecoming and unprofessional.
      • If you can’t talk to me in person, but have to go through someone else when talking about me, what makes you think I want to talk/deal with you in the first place?
      • I just have resting bitch face. And I hate everyone. *Shurgs*
      • Yes, there is a problem/rift in burlesque. Deal with it. It’s stupid here in Albuquerque. It’s stupid because cliques are stupid and that’s all this is ; a clique.
      • Yes, I have been very negative about burlesque. Those are my personal feelings. I am going to express them. If you still enjoy performing and the burlesque life, and your Glitter Tribe, good for you. Enjoy them and have a lot of fun.  As for me, I feel the exact opposite.
      • Part of me feels like I just drank the Kool-Aid in Jim Jones’ cult and now instead of reaching the Promised Land, I’m just a nameless, faceless cult victim who got caught up in the possibility of enlightenment.
      • I did not benefit from BHoF. I do not see it the way I used to, which was a step in the right direction or a boost up. No, BHoF is a good way to spend a lot of money and play the game of “lets dodge the sexual predator.”
      • I mean raise your hands if you’ve every been assulted at a show. It’s a real fucking treat. Just be sure to spit in their face and end with your tits out. 😉
      • But BLACKERY why are you still performing if you don’t like the scene? Well, where else can I perform? I’m a performer. I’m good at it. It’s what I do best. What else can I do? No matter the club, bar, stage, format, it will always be this. I’ve done recitals for dance, community theather. It’s all the same. 
      • But BLACKERY why don’t you do your own show or form your own burlesque troupe? Fuck no! The last thing this place needs is another burlesque troupe or performer collective because that’s gonna make it better. *eye roll* I don’t know what would help. Oh wait, yes I do! $18 million bucks and my own theater would help.
      • If there is no friendship in show business, then I do not see the reason why I have to be “friends” with everyone.
      • If you want to see me perform, you can pay me to be at your show. You have to pay me more than $20-35-$50. I am worth so much more than that. A lot of performers are worth more than that. If you want great entertainers at your show, you will pay them as such. If you want consistently great audiences, and filled seats, you will pay your performers what they are worth.
    • To those that are afraid of me and think I’m a mean bitch, BOO!
    • To those that don’t give a shit,  BYE!
    • To those that are upset, weep not little one. There is more to be miserable about in the world.

Comments, questions and hatemail  can be emailed to generalblackery@gmail.com

XOXOX

 

Colorado Burlesque Festival

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The program for the weekend. Oh yeah check out that line-up!!!

First off, can I just say how THRILLED I am to be apart of an amazing group of girls who decide to get naked in front of a crowd of thousands? Because I am. I am apart of the amazing group Burlesque Noir and without them I would not have had the BEST WEEKEND EVER!

Ok, now to a long narration of the trip. I was having too much fun to take pictures. Deal with it.

So I fly out Saturday morning. Get to the airport and there is a looooooong line for security. Whatevs, breeze right through.  Quick hour long flight to Denver and then I am wondering around Denver airport just trying to leave. I swear I thought I would never get out of there. Anyways finally made it out and got picked up by Holly Rebelle and her husband.   So, we make it to our hotel, The Curtis, and it is one awesome hotel. I stayed on the thirteenth floor and it had a horror theme. The elevator doors open, and you hear Jack Nicolson’s voice, the doors open and there is a picture of “Here’s Johnny” from the Shining. Yeah. Awesome.

GEDC0057Lounging around until we go to tech at the Gothic Theater. 

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What’s up clear shower?

We  go to have a tech rehearsal at the Gothic Theatre. I love the Gothic Theatre. It’s so nice performing at a place that has professional sound and tech people. Love it.

I ATE CHIPOTLE!!!!

After tech we head to the Aerial Dance Over Denver space to attend a workshop with Michelle L’amour and Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey.  Holy crap Michelle’s workshop was so intense and soooo much fun. She is funny and amazing to work with.

Michelle L'Amour workshop

Trixie and Monkey’s workshop was a fantastic exercise in improv and just having a fantastic time. 

Now time to perform at the first ever Colorado Burlesque Festival!!

backstage

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Thanks for the great pics Broken Glass Photography!

 

We got to watch the entire first act since we opened the second act. Amazing. Highlight, Trixie and Evil Hate Monkey’s Total Eclipse of the Heart piece. I was soo moved. And Tigger! I love me some Tigger!

We totally rocked TD-36DD. I would walk through the audience and people would just come up to me and tell me how awesome the piece was. YES!

The rest of the second act blew me away. Peggy Tulane is adorable. Trixie and Monkey’s piece had the best us of a fog machine. Michelle L’Amour’s Sally Rand Fan Dance brought me to tears because it was so magical, graceful and all around damn good!

Oh and Liam Sullivan mced as Kelly.

OMG SHOES Afterparty at Jonsey’s Eat Bar who were nice enough to donate food and booze backstage and stay open past last call for us naked drunks!

After Party with Trixie Little and Evil Hate MonkeyAfter Party with Michelle L'Amour

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These pics taken by Kate Levy and I got them from :http://www.westword.com/slideshow/backstage-at-the-colorado-burlesque-festival-30321624/1 which has a huge slideshow of photos from the Colorado Burlesque Festival.

After we got kicked out of Jonsey’s, there was an after after party in Tigger!’s room 504. I can’t post those photos due to the heavy nudity, booze and Effiel Towering.

We all partied until 5:30 in the morning, and I ended up standing outside out hotel in nothing but underwear and sneakers. I had been up for 24 hours and needed to get some rest before check out and the 7 hour drive back to Albuquerque.

The drive back was pretty hilarious. There was puke, blood, Human Centipede jokes,delirium, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Yup. Car full of hot mess.

So I’m slowly coming back down from that amazing high. For a festival that was put on for the first time, the organizers did an amazing job. Thank you so much for your hard work and fantastic asses: Lola Spitfire, Fannie Spankings, Honey Touche, Midnight Martini, Liam Sullivan, Jonesy’s Eat Bar, Tigger!, Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey, Michelle L’Amour, The Gothic Theatre staff, the awesome burlesque fans in Denver, Burlesque Noir, Wynkoop, Pandora  Jewelry, Starshine, Pampered Passions, the amazing performers & Delicia Dollcurls for the photos!

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Goodie bags with BEER!