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Evolutionary Revolution [31 Jan 2009|02:40pm]
hideousfrost
[ mood | disappointed ]

Dear Freaks:

When I began this community, it was due to the fact that I have an incredible obsession with all things circus and sideshow. It was my attempt to reach out to the other strange, odd and unusual creatures from all walks of life in the hopes of maintaining some sort of active on-line community.

Perhaps I failed in my position of being in charge of everything. In fairness, there were several attempts on my part to get people motivated in participating.

Somewhere along the line, the whole point and purpose of this community was lost, and I have watched this space degenerate into yet another place for event posting.

There are a lot of things in the so-called 'sideshow' and 'burlesque' communities that I feel are severely lacking. Loyalty, honesty and integrity being the main three.

These words are not aimed at anyone directly, however there are many of you out there in this business who seem blind to bullshit that is plaguing one of America's oldest forms of entertainment. Maybe it doesn't bother you that so many people are jumping into it like the next hottest fad, but personally, it churns my stomach. As much as I appreciate circus and sideshow and burlesque being in the mainstream spotlight, I had no idea that meant so many frauds and posers would take the stage and be applauded with such gusto.

To you I am most likely a nobody, and that's fine by me. I have never asked for fame or fortune. I paid my dues and got my hands dirty more than most of these people who are out there performing without one shred of respect for those that paved the way for you in the first place. You are slowly discrediting any chance sideshow had to be a legitimate art form and make it that much harder for those of us who depend on it to make our living.

And I know that there are performers out there at this moment who are feeling the effects of the economy. Some of you had jobs prior to performing, and should perhaps consider returning to them. Because being a Carny is something you live every fucking day, and if you can't deal with being broke from time to time, then it's definitely not the life for you.

In the 1930's when the Depression struck, there were still people traveled across America, as much a vast desert wasteland as it was, and they set up their tents in tiny little towns. It was not the most impressive time for circus and sideshow, but you could go out to Coney Island and eat a hot dog, ride the Cyclone or see one of at least a dozen sideshows for a nickle.

It seems that others have forgotten this time. Don't you think the Carnies were well worn-out? There were days and weeks where money and food were low or non-existent. Some jumped ship, but those that stuck with their outfits all fucking season are the real heroes. They truly represent what the true spirit of Circus once was, and what it can be again despite the overwhelming presence of mainstream media and the current brand of entertainment being offered.

Today I pose a question that may or may not get the answer I am looking for. In the end, I will always hold true to my values, because right now it's all I have to believe in.

Are you with it?

Comments are being disabled. This community will be deleted by next week, but I will erect a new, improved one in it's place and hopefully get what I want out of it this time.

Here's where you can reach me should you like to comment or have an answer to my question:
MySpace
E-mail: philthyangel@gmail.com

<3 Lenore 'Angel Baby' Lovelace, Carny Trash Aristocrat

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Boobs & Beer Make You Smarter! [30 Jan 2009|09:48am]

lady_i
The Asbury Park Press is smart:
http://www.app.com/article/20090114/ENT/901090320/1031

Get smartCollapse )

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Are you smart, NJ? [28 Jan 2009|09:48am]

lady_i
The Asbury Park Press is smart:
http://www.app.com/article/20090114/ENT/901090320/1031

How about you?Collapse )

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Look at our Bust! [23 Jan 2009|10:18am]

lady_i
[ mood | enthralled ]

...article:
http://www.bust.com/blog/2009/01/22/lady-circus-shows-this-weekend-in-brooklyn.html

And we're in The Villager:
http://www.thevillager.com/villager_299/rebornhouse.html

Want to see what the brouhaha is all about?Collapse )

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Encore! Encore! [20 Jan 2009|10:45am]

lady_i
[ mood | accomplished ]

We did two standing room only nights last weekend, and still you want more?!

We'll at The Rusted Gun we aim to please!

If you have always wanted to see me cast as the vicious, greedy Madame of an old-timey western saloon...AND long, tall cowboys and their lady loves, fire dancing opium addicts, hula hooping school marms, gun-toting aerialists and a LIVE band! BOY! are you in luck, you'll have ANOTHER TWO chances this weekend:

Got to http://www.ladycircus.com for tix and saddle up to the bar, y'all!

Lady Circus and the Mickey Western Band Present:
The Rusted Gun Saloon

Times are tough in this tumble-weed town,
but the lovely Ladies do what they need to do to get by.
'Til one day a surprise rolls into town
and turns this scene right upside down.

Join us for a lively and tumultuous tale
of high-stakes love, jealousy, and devotion.
A full production that brings together live music
and circus in the sky and on the ground.

Where:
The House of YES
342 Maujer Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11206 
( L to Grand-Cross street Morgan Ave. and Maujer St.)

When: Friday January 23 and Saturday January 24

Time: Doors at 9pm, seating is limited

Tickets: $20 dollars, BYOB!


Tix will be available online shortly!

 

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Way Out West! [16 Jan 2009|02:03pm]

lady_i
If you have always wanted to see me cast as the vicious, greedy Madame of an old-timey western saloon...AND long, tall cowboys and their lady loves, fire dancing opium addicts, hula hooping school marms, gun-toting aerialists and a LIVE band! BOY! are you in luck, you'll have TWO chances this weekend:

Got to http://www.ladycircus.com for tix and saddle up to the bar, y'all!

Lady Circus and the Mickey Western Band Present:
The Rusted Gun Saloon

Times are tough in this tumble-weed town,
but the lovely Ladies do what they need to do to get by.

'Til one day a surprise rolls into town
and turns this scene right upside down.


Join us for a lively and tumultuous tale
of high-stakes love, jealousy, and devotion.

A full production that brings together live music
and circus in the sky and on the ground.


Where:
The House of YES
342 Maujer Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
( L to Grand-Cross street Morgan Ave. and Maujer St.
)

When: Friday January 16 and Saturday January 17

Time: Doors at 9pm, seating is limited

Tickets: $25 dollars, includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres

This event is a fundraiser for <> Aerial Theater

Lady Circus - www.ladycircus.com

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Naked Snow Day! [10 Jan 2009|09:20am]

lady_i
asbury flier

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Lady Circus & Mickey Western Present... [09 Jan 2009|03:20pm]

lady_i
[ mood | accomplished ]

Ticke​ts are avail​able onlin​e NOW!

Times​ are tough​ in this tumbl​e-​weed town,​
but the lovel​y Ladie​s do what they need to do to get by.
'Til one day a surpr​ise rolls​ into town
and turns​ this scene​ right​ upsid​e down.​

Join us for
a livel​y and tumul​tuous​ tale of high-​stake​s love,​ jealo​usy,​ and devot​ion.​
A full produ​ction​ that bring​s toget​her live music​ and circu​s in the sky and on the groun​d.​

The House​ of YES
342 Mauje​r Stree​t
Brook​lyn,​ NY, 11206​
( L to Grand​-​Cross​ stree​t Morga​n Ave. and Mauje​r St.)
Frida​y Janua​ry 16 and Satur​day Janua​ry 17
Doors​ at 9pm, show at 930, seati​ng is limit​ed
$25 dolla​rs inclu​des gourm​et hors d'​oeuvr​es

This event​ is a fundr​aiser​ for <​<​The Sky Box​>​>​ Aeria​l Theat​er


Lady Circus- Group-pick

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Mix Pix Nerd Chix [08 Jan 2009|10:19am]

lady_i
Check​ us out on Metro​Mix AND pick up a copy of The Aquar​ian to read more about​ The Merki​nette​s!​
http:​/​/​jerse​yshor​e.​ metro​mix.​ com/​event​s/​artic​le/​lady-​aye-​goes-​for/​87762​8/​conte​nt

And come out and see us on Satur​day!​

We're world famous in NJ!Collapse )

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Champagne Wishes! [02 Jan 2009|10:21am]

lady_i
 Cheers, my dears! May your 2009 be bubbly and bright! *PoP*!Collapse )

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Balloon Burlesque to Ring in New Year [02 Jan 2009|06:25am]

amelia_g
Forrest Black and I shot this balloon series of Voltaire a while ago, so we've photographed her a lot without the dreads since, but this just seemed so perfect for New Years.

Blue Blood’s New Years gift to all of you is the opportunity to try a BlueBlood VIP membership for only $1 and, when you sign up, you will be given the option to add a membership to Erotic BPM as well, also for only a dollar. If you just want to look at this shot I'm posting, that is cool too :-)

If you want to see a really ridiculous snap of me putting the balloons on Voltaire, there is one viewable for free on BlueBlood.net.

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Prepare to be educated, NJ! [17 Dec 2008|11:38am]

lady_i
Pencils down, eyes up!Collapse ) 


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Coney Island Sideshow Live in Manhattan! [11 Dec 2008|10:45am]

indiefilmpage
The Freaks come out at night! Ring in the New Year as The Coney Island Sideshow Takes Manhattan!

Friday, January 2, 2009, 8pm. Tickets are $10, all ages show.

To buy tickets in advance:
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=638194

Further info:
http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=734

The Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St
New York, NY 10011
between 9th and 10th Ave
(212) 414-5994

Photobucket

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999 Eyes Freakshow [09 Dec 2008|01:28am]

missginnelly
So here's a small promo for the 999 Eyes Freakshow.
Check it out, pass it around, comment on it...spread the word.




Man, that sword swallower at 5:58 is a handsome devil.

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DC Tonite: School is out but clASS is in! [29 Nov 2008|12:38pm]

lady_i
[ mood | chipper ]

The Washing Post (http://www. expressnightout. com/content/2008/11/burlesque_for_the_rest_of_us_flirty_dirt. php), Girly Girl Army and others are already RAVING about!

Sex ed. meets study hall when New York's own Merkinettes come to DC with Headmistress of Ceremonies, The Lady Aye and foreign exchange student from the break-away republic of Booboslavia, Kiki Clutch in Flirty, Dirty and Nerdy! On Saturday, November 29, class is in session at The Palace of Wonders (1210 H Avenue, NE, Washington, DC) and audiences will be schooled by these brainy beauties on everything from Star Trek to Phys. Ed. with refresher courses in physiology and Latin in between.

flirty

http://www.palaceofwonders.com
The Palace of Wonders
1210 H Avenue, NE
Washington, DC
Saturday, November 29
Doors - 8pm
$10

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12/20 @ Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ - A Goth/Industrial/Fetish Fashion Show + Performances [24 Nov 2008|08:51am]

djdysfunction
A Goth/Industrial/Fetish Fashion Show + Performance by Circus Delecti & Theatre Des Vampyres - Look Under the Cut for All the Info...Collapse )

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Dateline DC - The Washington Post Endorses The Merkinettes! [23 Nov 2008|12:42pm]

lady_i
[ mood | amused ]

Next Saturday, see what The Washing Post (read about it in this Thursday's Read Express edition), Girly Girl Army and others are already RAVING about!

Sex ed. meets study hall when New York's own Merkinettes come to DC with Headmistress of Ceremonies, The Lady Aye and foreign exchange student from the break-away republic of Booboslavia, Kiki Clutch in Flirty, Dirty and Nerdy! On Saturday, November 29, class is in session at The Palace of Wonders (1210 H Avenue, NE, Washington, DC) and audiences will be schooled by these brainy beauties on everything from Star Trek to Phys. Ed. with refresher courses in physiology and Latin in between.

flirty

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tonite: Be a Breast Supporter [17 Nov 2008|10:44am]

lady_i
With:
The Lady Aye
Little Brooklyn
Natasha Veruschka
Misty Lux
Bonnie Dunn
Adam The First Real Man
Clams Casino
RunAround Sue
Nelson Lugo
Dirty Martini

see how!Collapse )

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Where am Aye? Thankful Edition! [15 Nov 2008|11:50am]

lady_i
[ mood | bouncy ]

More fun and gamesCollapse )

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[06 Nov 2008|02:34pm]

indiefilmpage
Coney Island Sideshow School is the only place in the world where students can learn traditional sideshow acts from practicing masters of the arts. Adam (The First Real Man!) Rinn, Inside Talker and Human Blockhead Donny Vomit and a slew of guest instructors teach you the basics in a safe and controlled environment.

Students will learn the ins and outs of Fire Eating, Snake Charming, The Human Blockhead, Sword Swallowing, the Bed of Nails, the Electric Chair Act, the Blade Box, how to stick your hand into an animal trap, the Strait Jacket escape, the art of the Outside Talker and much more.





Section 101

Full Week:
November 10 through 14
Noon to 4 PM

Section 102

Once-a-Week:
Tuesday, November 11, 18 and December 2, 9, 26
6 PM to 10 PM

For further information and to register:

http://commerce.pair.com/alhadeff/coneystore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=84

or call 718-372-5159

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