Slippery Kitten Burlesque Show: Leave the kids with a sitter

Warning: If you are an old lady, Queen Victoria, a kitten, a puppy, a baby, a person who has calendars of kittens, puppies, or babies in their office don’t read this article. There are some nice articles about child abuse and LARPing on the other pages. Go read those. Last Saturday night, Bar Deluxe (666 S. State Street in Salt Lake) hosted a fundraiser called the Slippery Kitten Burlesque Show. Most of you are probably thinking, “Isn’t a burlesque show just a churched up way of saying strip routine?” To which we shrug and respond, “kinda.” To explain: The term “burlesque” derives from the Latin word “burra,” meaning “trifle.” A burlesque – style show is usually a humorous bit of theatrical entertainment, characterized by parody and bizarre, sometimes grotesque exaggeration. Translation: girls wearing funny hats, sexy boots and some strategically placed pasties. The Suicycles, a Salt Lake-area band who have a vibe akin to but more dangerous than The Smiths, warmed up the crowd. This could be a deadly-scenario: when you have the promise of scantily-clad women as the main event, an opening musical act could have easily been booed and harassed by a maddened throng just wanting you to get to the naughty bits already. However, while the Suicycle’s set wasn’t exactly wailing horns and thumping drums traditionally associated with taking off one’s clothes on stage, they kicked...

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