Last night I went with a couple of girls to see Dita Von Teese's burlesque show, Strip Strip Hooray. It was fucking amazing! First of all, Dita is so tiny - her waist was like miniscule. I couldn't stop looking at it! The best thing about the show, though, was the diversity! The host was a transgendered male and he was funny as all hell. The show also featured a black burlesque dancer, a little person, two fuller-figured women, and a man, which was amazing! I'd never seen a man do burlesque before - he was so hot! It was just nice to see people in their own skin, loving their bodies and being incredibly sexy. The outfits were gorgeous (my fave was the hot pink sparkly cowboy outfit Dita wore, along with a pink mechanical bull) and the dancing was excellent. I basically left the show deciding that one day I'm going to take burlesque lessons and do a dance onstage. Another thing to add to the 30 before 30 list (guess I'll have to remove something)!
I've been feeling kind of shitty about my body lately, and I really just want to get to a place where I'm comfortable with my body shape and size. It seems like a burlesque class would be a good way to do this and could help me gain some more body confidence. All of the women onstage (and the dude) were so sexy and it was empowering to watching people who enjoy and revel in their bodies, instead of bending to fit into some preconceived notion of attractiveness.
Also, San Francisco is fucking awesome. The crowd was wild and it was the usual mix of freaks and geeks that SF is so well-known for. I love this city!