Since I'm always looking for a reason to hang out with the lesbians (and lured by the promise of an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet from The New Yorker), last Friday I headed over to "The Party On the Patio" at Paper Moon. The Paper Moon is one of Salt Lake's most popular lesbian nightclubs. I have to say, the promoters grossly underestimated lesbians' appetite for seafood. We arrived thirty minutes into the affair only to discover the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet was already eaten.
But that's not the point of this story. We came for the floor show featuring the Voodoo Darlings. Who are the Voodoo Darlings? They're a group of sexy ladies (and a couple of random guys) who are part of Salt Lake City's burgeoning burlesque scene. Yes I said burgeoning burlesque scene. After all, the Slippery Kittens are in the finalists of ABC's America's Got Talent.
I'm not going to pretend to remember all the ladies' names. Nor even the details of their performances. But they're certainly worth a blog entry, for two reasons. First some of the ladies were good. And hot too. I was particularly enchanted by the dark and mysterious secret spy lady in her slippery black trench. Who knew garter belts were so hot?
And if the acts weren't fun enough, you also got to watch the lesbians. Since the burlesque dancers were working for tips, there was a built-in meter for which acts got the crowd most excited. Take the hula-hoop performer. She was OK, I guess. But wow, the ladies in the audience went crazy for her. I saw dollar bills stuffed in places that surprised even the performer.
The show was fun. The lesbians were fantastic. I'm calling the VooDoo Darlings a hit.