Sexy Army You Tube clip (take a peek!)
It was with immense anticipation that I took my seat in the Lyric Theatre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on the evening of 19th September. I bought the tickets feeling quite flushed with excitement at the very thought of watching a burlesque show. Or was it that the high ticket price made my heart race? I mean, what would my mother think? It was billed as being an erotic performance for over 18s only.
Please take some time to watch the You Tube clip which is the opening act of the show - Sexy Army.
Did you watch it? What did you think? My first thought was "Small tits" then after a minute and a half of nothing much happening I thought "Yeh so, when does the erotic dancing start?"
The female form is a wonderful thing. I appreciate the curves and their beauty. Crazy Horse has been running for 60 years in a darkened intimate club where the audience is at close proximity to the nakedness and wine, possibly, is being consumed. I can see that the term erotic is appropriate in such a context. But in the soulless space of the A.P.A. and the comatosed audience that is the norm rather than the exception in Hong Kong on a Thursday night - frankly it was dull dull dull.
Oh yeh - apart from the bit when the super bendy flexible hip hop male dancer, fully dressed, wowed us with his moves. That was great.
After the first couple of routines I looked at my friend and she looked back. We shrugged with puzzled expressions. We were still hopeful that it would get better, that it would actually become exciting. The two elderly ladies with their tight grey curly perms in front of us were certainly well equipped with their binoculars - but I suspect they were as disappointed as we were. It didn't get any better.
We - meaning us - meaning the 21st Century - are used to sexy dancing. We see it on MTV every day. Beyonce and Britney have been doing it for years and doing it to a much higher standard. Plus they can sing. A few girls with their tits and arses out - moving quite slowly, lacking excitement or originality just didn't cut it.