One of the scenes was really interesting. Guy flogging a woman, nothing special there. Using two floggers at once. Skilled, but nothing new. Then he pulled out some whips. They looked like metal tentacles with a light on the end. They were probably rubber, I'd imagine, because otherwise I can't imagine the human body taking it. But they were thick, probably an inch. As if that thing wasn't impressive enough, using two of those at the same time was damn cool. But that was between acts 2 and 3 and was the first thing that really grabbed my attention.
The show might have been OK, and it could have just been my mood. But Becca and our friend Kate made some comments early on indicating that they weren't too impressed by portions of it.
...and I'm getting ahead of myself. Since it was at House of Blues no naughty bits could be exposed, and all female nipples were covered.
The first act had a circus theme. It began with a three woman burlesque performance that could have used some more rehearsal. Their timing just didn't match up very well to each other or the music. The music was from Pentaphobe, who've I've mentioned before as being awesomely unique. Th candy girls were amusing, one had lollipop pasties, another had a bra of cones of cotton candy as well as cotton candy under her skirt. I don't think it was actually cotton candy, although that seems like possibly a fun idea. There were guys painted up as lions and tigers. A strongman picked up a barbell with chains connected to the hoops in his ears. I don't think it was actually a heavy barbell, could have just been a prop, but it's difficult to say for sure.
The second act was Orientalism at its best, or worst, depending on how you want to call it. It was predominately Japanese inspired, including a Pickachu girl wearing only a yellow tail and tiny tiny panties. There were also some Chinese character types as well which displayed the haphazard quality of it. Schoolgirls, catgirls, and business executives abounded. A brief sumo battle took place. There was no set for this one, and nothing lasted very long. Definitely the weakest.
The third act had a science fiction bent to it. Mad Max crossed with Aliens with mad scientists and gas mask wearing security guards. It was the most visually interesting. It was also the first one that had some male-on-male BDSM action (cupping and flogging and the like), something which to me shows it's a real BDSM event and not something watered down for the masses. Male-female or female-female are palatable to the public, but male-male is still considered weird unless you're "in the life," to borrow a phrase.
But had really great sex with Becca when we got home, and that finally got me out of my bad mood. Too bad we couldn't have fit in the sex beforehand. Becca wore her black vinyl nurse uniform with red and white striped stockings. I wore my kilt with a button down shirt. The shirt has a silver embroidered band around the waist and flattened dice buttons. Nothing all too special.
I picked up some Mountain Dew flavored vodka last week. Finished it off in seven days. Liquor in our house usually lasts a couple of months as neither of us drinks much when not at parties. But this, I went through almost the whole thing myself. Shared some with friends, but I've missed the Dew.
I finally got to watch the two Evangelion Rebuild movies with Becca and theferrett & zoethe yesterday after we helped them put up fences for their beehive. It was a fun group experience as I haven't watched the series with others in a very, very long time. We found each other shouting about the incomprehensible technobabble, psychobabble, and random religious references. We groaned in unison as the conspiracy got deeper and deeper, making X-Files look straightforward in comparison. And everyone ended up hating Shinji almost as much as the character hates himself. It was quite amusing how often one of us would ask "What's he whining about now?" to immediately be followed up onscreen by a character asking the same thing.
The second movie, which diverges from the original series, just had me awestruck at times. Brilliant and disturbing. It was marred only by some really bad musical choices, disappointing as the music was one of the strengths of the series and first movie. I'm looking forward to getting into special features now that I've seen it.
Oh, and tonight grf shared some fresh mussels and oysters that he'd picked up at the West Side Market. Damn, that was yummy! It was the first time I'd had oysters. Not horribly different from clams or mussels, but tasty.
That's enough for now.