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We’ve never really had a proper skylantern event in Vancouver… and events like this: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/jul/01/smethwick-fire-chinese-lanterns-banned don’t really do them any favors. What goes up must come down, and even if they don’t light the forest on fire, they do create a mess. They are not the most responsible things.
That said, I’ve always loved sky lanterns.
Last year I was asked to shoot The VIBF… knowing virtually nothing about burlesque I went in without really knowing what t expect… It turned out to be the craziest, sauciest, sexiest, most hilarious, most out of this world awesome show I’ve ever seen, and I’m so grateful to have a chance to be a part of it.
This year I was grateful to be invited back for 3 more nights of whiskey and some of North America’s top burlesque talent. I can’t even begin to fathom the hours of blood, sweat and passion that go in to putting on a show of such world class caliber.
Each performance is entirely unique, creating audience reactions ranging from intimate and soulful to chest splitting hilarity (who knew a landscape painting session with Bob Ross could be so sexually charged?). Music ranges from jazz to classic rock to dubstep. The only constant between all the performances is that they are ridiculously entertaining, and wardrobes tend to “malfunction” in a spectacular fashion. If you haven’t seen the show, words can’t even come close to doing it justice… you really need to get out and experience it for yourself. Hopefully some of these photos help give you a peek in to how crazy a burlesque night can get 😉
Night 1 – The Rio Theater
Night 2 – The Vogue Theater
Night 3 – The Vogue Theater
The past few months I’ve been able to get quite a bit of adventuring and surfing in up and down the coast of California, Oregon and BC. I’ve been doing a lot of living out of a snug (but unrelentingly , sandy) sleeping bag. Ben Howard’s “Old Pine” sums up the vibe pretty well. I’d entirely forgotten about the show, so I was pleasantly surprised to get a last minute photo pass. It came complete with a 3 girl brawl, a Coachella hitchhiker reunion and a free beer.
It’s only fitting that the members of Pandora & The Locksmiths more or less dawned their birthday suits for their 2 year anniversary spectacular at Guilt & Co. this Tuesday. What they lacked in clothing they made up for in every other way possible. Yet another awesome night put on by an awesome group of girls. You really don’t want to miss their next show on October 9th. Check out their blog for more photos and info
My friend Dan Findlay is a bit of a car nut. He’s been collecting, restoring and fixing up classic cars since he was a kid. In high-school he acquired his first Ford Model T. He recently pushed things even further when he called me up and told me about his latest acquisition… a 1911 Stanley Steamer.
We took it for a boot down to the beach were we realized our water tank was running low (it burns through about a gallon of water per mile). After filling up with the garden hose at a random strangers garden party, we were off again.
It takes a good 20 minutes to build up enough steam to get moving, easily catches on fire and it isn’t the most fuel efficient vehicle on the road, but it’s a s**t ton of fun to drive around… and it comes with a steam whistle
In the manual, it tells you
if when the car catches fire, increase the speed until the flames blow out.
We heard that Vancouver is getting a wrap for being a hard place to meet people. In this episode, Allison talks to Jorge Amigo and members of the social group “#bemyamigo” about their experiences meeting people in Vancouver.
The amazing exceptionally multi-talented live jazz singing, dancing and stripping burlesque troupe Pandora and The Locksmiths (w. August Wiled) asked me to come down to their risqué burlesque night at Guilt & Co in Gastown.
It really didn’t take much convincing.
As always they put on an amazing, hilarious, flirtatious, and very sexy show. You can catch them downstairs the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Next show is July 10th.
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Wow… Just wow…
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many wardrobe (mal?)functions in one night. I got hit with a well aimed headpiece, and my head is still spinning from the hypnotic twirling of countless nipple tassels…
Words can only do so much… hopefully some photos will help explain the sordidly mesmerizing madness that went down in The Vogue Theater last night. VIBF 2012, you have outdone yourselves. More photos up at The Snipe.
Some viewers may find the nipples in this post graphic…
From time to time I’ll get an email about some interesting new show or event that is happening somewhere in Vancouver. I never really know what to expect, so I usually encounter a surprise or two along the way. This time the show was at The Rio, and the surprise was that it consisted of a series of choreographed wardrobe malfunctions and featured a wide variety of thematic nipple tassel and pastie designs… it was a great show.
Visit the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival website for a full schedule. And check The Snipe for more photos