I haven’t been on here much, I know. Nor on Twitter or Facebook or other social media, and I’m starting to get phone calls from friends as they ensure that I’m not purposefully avoiding them. Here are my very good reasons for being so far away right now: Eric and I are members and the…
I haven’t been on here much, I know. Nor on Twitter or Facebook or other social media, and I’m starting to get phone calls from friends as they ensure that I’m not purposefully avoiding them.
Here are my very good reasons for being so far away right now:
BAC is dedicated to restoring burlesque to its comedic roots and protecting the integrity of the art form that is cabaret. Most of our music in the shows are original creations, and we write our own plays as well…and we are goofy, cheesy, and sexy! I love this group.
Our shows are not for profit – we choose a local charity every year to reap the benefits of our shakes and shimmies. This year, our show opened on 4/20, and it is called “High Skirts: Illicitly Yours” – subtle, right? We perform four shows each weekend, and we sold out 3 of our 4 shows this past week! We’ll see how this coming weekend goes, and send the proceeds to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a fabulous no-kill shelter who is working to buy their kennel property.
So there hasn’t been much posting or gardening, as I’ve been sewing silk pot leaves to bras and bedazzling underwear.
The 1st Festival of Legends took place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in April.
Eric and I know some amazing performers from festivals like the Maryland Renaissance Faire and the Carolina Royal Faire, and when some of them informed us that there was an effort to create a new Faerie/Fantasy Festival in North Carolina, we were thrilled!
The Festival of Legends was in large part a community funded event, some of their funds being raised via Kickstarter. Eric and I got in on the early bird VIP ticket purchase but couldn’t make it to the festival for its opening day. So on a cold, wet, rainy Sunday, we drove the 4 hours to get to Chapel Hill.
We dressed as Kender, since we needed to wear layers, and had many colorful things that didn’t suit our normal Faire pirate gear. Eric finished his hoopak on the road, and we jingled and bounced into the festival with glee!
We met new friends (like Gandersnitch in the pic above, who makes very clever things) and hugged the bejeezus out of the ones we’ve missed and drunk just enough alcohol to keep warm. Frenchy and the Punk kept us dancing, and wouldn’t you know it, the beer being served was Green Man Brewing from Asheville. We enjoyed the acoustic performance of Hayley Jane, as well. It was a small fair, being so new, but we can’t wait for next year, and are making plans to work it for sure!
Anyhoo…between that, making honey, and looking around for a new hollar to settle in ’round these parts, I haven’t had much time. But you know what I do have? Love.
Thank you for reading, and I’ll try to keep y’all posted!