Thank God for Fridays. In the frigid northeast US I was enduring a 6 inch snowfall in sub 20 degree weather so I was soooooo happy to head to the Empire Room…with all those nice snug chairs and little bottles of booze and Gunner’s super great music to warm up to! Ok…I layed off the booze until after I danced…I swear….*I had nametags turned off, so if there were replacements in sets, I will fix ASAP*
The inimitable Babypea took to the stage to get all of our guests revved up for an evening of amazement. She came out to the strains of Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” and did a split screen set…one where she got in trouble and one where she got out of it…courtesy of getting out of her teensy outfit which was apparently far too restrictive *grins*. Clean up for drool in aisle 5!!
I chose a set that I did a few weeks ago at a memorial dance for Cyan Magic. Cyan was known to many of us, both through dance and Gor. I met her right here at the Empire Room and enjoyed sharing the review with her as well as just chatting and hanging out. She had a love of dance and we shared that love and the joy we found in it. I danced with Jo to a cover of “Smile” by Emily Rex.
Anu and the Muse Dancers were our guest dancers this week and Anu chose “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls. Anu was joined by Star, Ekaterina, Edward Bollinger, Joy Canadeo and Ginin Tonic (OMG great name!). They were soooo sexy in the urban scene that graced the stage and then….when the chairs faded in…holy cow, even sexier! We even got a little bit of mancandy for this set. I totally love those little details onstage like the drunk girl passed out…it cracks me up 🙂
The sexy group set idea was carried on by Lina who was jointed by Jayden Xevion, Aidenchase, Daddy Merriman, Vixenb and Muhrdur to Duffy’s “Mercy”. Not a whole lot of mercy going on here with sexiness and cages and an awesome dance floor and abs abs abs! The ladies on the other hand had enough latex on to open a surgical suite 🙂 That stuff is NOT breathable folks….and it was HOT on that stage *winks*.
Wiz brought us a thoughtful and beautiful set to a cover of “Black Hole Sun” by Nouela. If you haven’t heard this version I encourage some youtubing because it’s amazing. Wiz is a master at understatement and he wore beautiful particles in front of his huge black sun and moving backdrop, and the particles made gorgeous patterns that reminded me of sun flares with their golden color against the black. The ballet dances were perfect, allowing the particles time to really create the effects. Two words…simply stunning!
Jilley created another type of solar flare to The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up”. Jilley, Babypea and Lina roared onstage on their cars with graphics flashing and some buns a-flashing in their super sexy see through skirts. Note….I may have been a little distracted by the ladies to give the set the observation it deserves, but with a little nod to a certain Whitesnake video…WOW did they make an entrance and no one took their eyes off of them for the remainder of the set! Superhot Hotwheels of Smexy.
Corri was up and she had the remedy for all this sexiness with a great set to Porcelain Black’s “Favorite Drug”. A rockin’ song with a big syringe and some other questionable mushrooms and bottles…doesn’t look at all like my medicine cabinet…nope! Dream and Gemma were cool pshychedelic dancers on the mushrooms while Corri took the dangerous road near the end of the hypodermic. I’ve been in the hospital a lot folks and thank heavens Corri wasn’t my nurse because I’d still be trying to find my husband 🙂
Eva took us to the crowd dances on a wonderful spaceship ride in the sky. There were 4 poseballs per platform, but what I didn’t notice at first is that they were jet propelled platforms and at somepoint she fired them all up and we all rotated around the stage on our little rocket pads. TOO FREAKING COOL!! She danced us to Thirty Seconds to Mars “Closer To The Edge”, Queen’s “Flash” and Rick Springfield’s “Human Touch” and if I may make a tragically bad pun..it was a blast!
What a way to start off the weekend…and the perfect antidote to another long work week. Thanks for coming out and sharing in the fun with us, and thanks to Paul, Wiz, Jilley, Baby and Gunner for another awesome week at the Empire Room!!