Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vegas or Bust!

Perhaps it should be Vegas and bust because we're a little over a week away from Exotic World Weekend. Each June the burlesque hall of fame hosts a striptease reunion and the Miss Exotic World Burlesque Pageant. The weekend brings together both former dancers like Exotic World curator Dixie Evans who used to perform as "The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" and Tempest Storm as well as neo-burlesquers like the reigning Miss Exotic World, Miss Julie Atlas Muz.

This year's festivities, which kick of June 8, get an extra shimmy of fun. It's the 50th anniversary of the striptease reunion and Exotic World is going all out. The fun starts Friday with a world record attempt as dancers stretch “The World’s Longest Boa”— just over 1/2 mile long — across Fremont Street. But things really heat up Saturday night during the Miss Exotic World Burlesque Pageant. The competition draws a wide range of dancers performing everything from the elegant, ballet-inspired striptease to fire-eating, circus-caliber hula-hooping.

Head here for tickets or stay tuned to The Candy Pitch. We're heading to Vegas with a small cadre of volunteers in order to bring you the low down on the down and dirty.

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