Bastard Keith was talking to two girls on stage, one a UFC fighter, the other a chef. One of them was from England, and about to get married. “What is going to be your new surname? And surname in England is the name we give to a sir.” “You’re going to love this”, she replied. “It’s Handside hyphen Dick.”
I think she temporarily broke Bastard Keith. I haven’t often seen him at a loss of words due to a fit of laughter before, but she sure did it.
Bastard brought out Jonathan Nosan, a contortionist, who wowed the crowd bending every which way.
Then The Maine Attraction the came out, dancing with fire on her hands, ending her act by setting her pasties on fire.
With that, the first show ended, and Cheeky Lane took the gogo box, inviting people to send her dick pics, and showing them to passersby as they came in.
Wilfredo was our host for the second show, and started off the night with his song for all seasons, throwing flowers into the audience.
Madame Rosebud came out in a gorgeous gold dress, performing a perfectly undercooled act, causing Wilfredo to inform us that we all just nibbled on the nipple of excitement.
Ellie Steingraeber let us in on her all-American aerobics routine, and seeing all those hoops definitely got us excited.
Wilfredo introduced Jonathan again, saying “He’s just trying to make ends meet.” Jonathan did a long act where he essentially ripped up a newspaper, then made it whole again – an interesting twist for a contortionist.
Wilfredo was in fine form tonight, throwing out zingers like “I see you taking a look at my Lower East Side!”
Cassandra Rosebeetle was a bride in white, a convincing ball and chain.
Zero Boy was next, bringing his one-man sound effect comedy to the Slipper Room. Afterwards Wilfredo asked him about his upcoming show, but not before he commented “You’re so tall your wife must go up on you.”
Peekaboo Pointe gave us her salty salute to “Nobody Does It Better”
Cassandra came out for the gogo intermission as a blood red nurse.
Wilfredo took us back into the show for the second half with his rendition of “Those were the days”. Rosebud paid tribute to David Bowie with “Wild is the Wind”.
Ellie brought us hoop aerial, contorting in the hoop and bringing the eighties back.
Cassandra had both hands red with candle until she poured the wax out over herself.
And Peekaboo gave us the ultimate send-off with her Lazy Stripper act, telling us all to “go away!” and asking us “Why are you still here? Urgh!”
Uncle Earl came out for the traditional Saturday night “Sweet Caroline” singalong (which saw two patrons dive into the backstage and join the dancers on stage to fill it up, as some of the performers had left already on this late night). And then Wilfredo came back out too, and they did a duet to “Theme from New York” to close off the show.
Wilfredo wanted to bring someone out for gogo, but didn’t know who was next (and frankly, there weren’t any dancers left that hadn’t taken the gogo box yet). He asked the DJ to get creative, and the DJ announced “On the gogo box, it’s your host – Wilfredo!” Good move, and Wilfredo obliged, and I made sure to make it worth his while.
It had been a while since we had closed the Slipper Room together, but this was a perfect way to celebrate our four years in New York!