i don't know if any of you heard of yadi present burlesque venue. i sure never heard of it, but wanted to see a burlesque show without having to drive as far as long beach.
i live in hollywood and driving 15 minutes on the freeway to get there didn't sound too bad.
the venue was taking place at mr t's club, or mr t's bowl which i heard a lot of buzz about from my colleaques at work but never been there myself.
when i entered the club and showed my id to the security guard at the door i was pretty amazed at what kind of environment mr t's was. i felt like i was totally lost in time. it was so old school! old-fashioned booths and latticework all over the place; nice, dim lighting. it took me back.
i was however, very surprised noone was dressed up except for burlesque performers roaming around in their jeweled corsets and headdresses and i managed to buy one of the girls a drink.
the first band started around tenish and i wasn't crazy about it. the second band was really good.
absolutely loved the buslesque acts; there were 8 of them, and all of the girls were young and gorgeous. those were real professional dancers, not just amateurs, and i took lots of photos. one of the girls was a radio star wearing a lollipop corset sucking on a lollipop while she stripped down to her underwear by the end of the song.
met a few interesting people there, one of the old guys at the bar told me the place used to be a bodyshop in the 30's and then they converted it into a bowling alley.
you can still see the old bowling lanes all the way in the back, and they don't mind you going there to take a look.
i also met the promoter of this venue; yadi is her name. she invited me back on the 9th of april for another exciting burlesque scene with a different theme. she was the one giving away candy bags at the door as you walk in.
i really liked the vibe of mr t's and the drinks were very reasonable compared to what i am used to paying when i go to chateau marmont bar on sunset. let's just say, i spent here on drinks exactly the amount i have to shell out to valet park on sunset, and that's before i even enter the bar. i hope, after me saying this, mr t's is not going to start charging for parking as i'd rather spend that at the bar.