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Columbus Burlesque Collective brings bawdy eroticism, ribald humor to Ace of Cups

Columbus Burlesque Collective brings bawdy eroticism, ribald humor to Ace of Cups
In Columbus, the body positive movement is in full swing, and it’s nice to see a show such as the [Columbus Burlesque Collective][1]'s [Boob Thirty][2] being performed in an open and airy bar right off of High Street such as the [Ace of Cups][3]. The performance showcased several different thematic acts. There was quite a bit of humor laced throughout the numbers, from a swing at [Donald Trump][4] in a patriotic-themed presentation to a joke about a lesbian couple avoiding having babies in an act dedicated to their one-year wedding anniversary. [Pandora Foxx][5], the emcee of Boob Thirty, informed the audience that while the performers were not strippers, they liked to be paid like strippers, educating newcomers on the purpose and location of the tip “basket thingy.” [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="10944,10945,10946,10947,10948,10949,10950,10951,10952,10953,10954,10955,10956,10957,10958,10959,10960"] Having been previously acquainted with the concept of a “Kitten,” usually a burlesque performer in training, it was interesting to see a burly bald man with a tie dye t-shirt and a bushy beard retrieving the articles of clothing that had been cast aside during their performance. From patriotic to pin-up to downright theatrical, the performances of these ladies definitely showed off more talent than just the ability to rhythmically remove painstakingly homemade costumes. With handmade pasties in tow, attached using spray adhesive, and more glitter than any one person should have at their disposal, these ladies put a lot of love and ton of heart into their performances. The very attentive audience members showed their appreciation for the dedication shown by event co-producers [Holley Hotrod][6], [Krista Kitty][7] and [Madam Ofeelya Redd][8], host Pandora Foxx and [Sil Scandalous][9] with a generously filled tip basket similar to the one passed around during the offering at church on Sunday. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="10961,10962,10963,10964,10965,10966,10967,10968,10969,10970,10971,10972,10973,10974,10975,10976,10977,10978,10979,10980,10981"] However, during the featured performance by vampire nun Sil Scandalous, I thought the offering plate might catch on fire. Her vampire nun piece was met with all of the “oohs and ahhs” one would expect when a sexy being from the underworld revealed her moves in a red and black lingerie get-up under a hooded disguise. The other acts included two vintage numbers by Holley Hotrod, one garage-themed, making you want to pick up more than just your wrench and the other a glamour-themed diddy, possessing many audience members into silently clamoring to help Holley with her elbow-length gloves. When humor and patriotism collide, you get one of the numbers by Krista Kitty, with a rendition of “[America Fuck-Yea][10]” by [Trey Parker][11], where a box fan was instrumental in spinning the red, white and blue pinwheels attached to her bra. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="10982,10983,10984,10985,10986,10987,10988,10989,10990,10991,10992,10993,10994,10995,10996,10997,10998,10999,11000,11001,11002,11003"] Madam Ofeelya Redd belted out two vocal/dance combinations filling the Ace of Cups with both humor and love as a result of her personal dedications to her partner, in attendance in the audience. A sultry final act was given by Pandora Foxx to round out the show, which garnered plenty of shout-outs from the audience. Boob Thirty is typically a monthly event, but Pandora Foxx informed the audience that it will be “too damn hot” in August, so look out for more tassel-swinging in September. We wouldn’t want those tassels to gain momentum coupled with sweat and go flying off, now would we?   _**Composed, edited and posted by Managing Editor Breck J. Hapner**_ [1]: http://columbusburlesque.blogspot.com/ [2]: https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusBurlesque?pnref=lhc [3]: http://aceofcupsbar.com/ [4]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump [5]: https://www.facebook.com/PandoraFoxx [6]: https://www.facebook.com/bettydeelux [7]: https://www.facebook.com/kristakittyrules [8]: https://www.facebook.com/madamofeelya.redd?fref=nf [9]: https://www.facebook.com/silcosplay [10]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3tzU8TKBgI [11]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trey_Parker
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