January 18th, 2014
Great Canadian Burlesque Girlesque Expo 2014: Day 1
Over the past couple of years, the Great Canadian Burlesque Girlesque Expo has become the one I look forward to the most in Toronto–not just because it’s right around my birthday (and who doesn’t want a big burlesque party, am I right?)–but also because it’s in the middle of one of the most miserable months in Toronto and the amazing acts that have been brought in from all over the world continue to blow my mind year after year. You fill a big club for 2 nights of striptease during a “freeze your nuts off” Polar Vortex and tell me you’re not a kick-ass show!
After Mysterion wowed us all by bringing in Tempest Storm last year, I thought there was no way he’d be able to top that. I mean, Tempest Storm! But showman and producer extraordinaire that he is, he knows what it takes to keep ‘em coming back for more. We were presented with not only fab local acts, but ones from all over the US and as far as Japan! So many great performances over 2 days, so onto some of the highlights as I know I won’t be able to get to all of them in just one article…