Sunday, April 23, 2006

Glittering Pasties And Swinging Tassles

Last night, I had the pleasure of joining my friends at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, starting off the night listening to a band called Sweater Weather play some rockin' swing tunes. The crowd was interesting and eclectic; girls in hairstyles, makeup and clothing reminiscent of the 40's and 50's and guys running the gamut from clean shaven suits to pierced eyebrow mohawks.

I wasn't there five minutes when I met a nice guy named David, a custom silk screen artist, at the merchandise table. He was tall, handsome and polite. You can always count on polite in the South, especially from a native Nashvillian. He was a pleasure to talk with until the music started and sucked the sound from our mouths. We exchanged a look that said I can't hear you anymore, smiled and parted ways back to our group of respective friends.

After the band finished their set and got the crowd good and riled up, the main attraction began; a Burlesque show performed by a group of gorgeous women called
Panty Raid.

They entertained us in true Burlesque style with ribald comedy, a little bit of dancing and a whole lot of striptease. Imagine
Bettie Page looks and Gypsy Rose Lee moves. It was a fantastic night and a great way to begin my mini-vacation in Nashville.

All of a sudden, I'm thinking I could probably make good use of a set of pasties and tassles; I think Eddie might just like a little hip shimmy and bosom swaying.


Anonymous said...

You're in town? How about coffee with me sometime? I'm your biggest fan! ;-)

And Mercy Lounge is certainly one of the greatest venues for live music here nowadays. Nevermind my crush on one of their bartenders.

Lisa M. said...


Very neat. Sounds like a good time. I love it when you can be with good people, and have good food, drinks, and music.

I am glad you ... had some!