Click here for a flier for the "Mardi Bra" burlesque contest I'll be on Friday night.
I'm feeling really very scared about it. I don't know anything about burlesque except that it entails beautiful costumes (of which I have none) and some teasing. My training is in erotic dance and pole dancing. So basically what I'll be doing up there on that stage is a very slow strip tease with some normal goth dancing with a little extra drama to it. I'll be wearing my flowy club clothes with my thigh high PVC boots and stripping down to the cute little stripper outfit I got in the erotic dancer department store in Hollywood. I'm throwing in some floor moves (again, more stripper than burlesque) so I can at least fill up all the time the song takes. During my rehearsals I've been having trouble getting out of my skirt once I pull it down. You see with six inch platform heels you can't actually feel the floor or anything underneath your feet. So feeling the skirt to try and step out of it gracefully has not worked so far. I may be making a complete fool of myself up there on Friday night!!
I don't even know if there's enough time between work and the time we have to show up there to do my hair and make-up. Dear god I'm nervous and scared.