In keeping with my most recent tradition of stealing ideas from some of my favourite blogs (this time thanks to Love Audrey) here’s a summary of how yours truly spent the last weekend:
Yeah. Cabaret de los Muertos was definitely a thing. Our homage to the Mexican festival of the dead was a brilliant night, and (dare I say) possibly the best night yet. See if you can spot me as Frida Kahlo…
But organising and performing in a Cabaret, a mere month after the last show is no mean feat. Luckily, I am supported by two amazing women Lisa Carpendale and Michelle Woodland. I say supported by, and I really mean I have a supporting role to them! Kudos where kudos is due, these two powerhouses of enthusiasm really know how to get shit done. I adore being involved, but what I’m definitely best at is maintaining an air of mystery alongside a facade of being truly competent, and then swanning in and taking all of the glory at the end. Ahem.
I’m getting back into performing, and for the first time on Saturday (in a very long time, at least), I just let the fear drop away. Something in me released for the first time in years, and my self consciousness left me, and I just acted like a total diva songstress. After my act, I marched out of the bar at top speed to have about ten minutes quiet time to let the adrenaline pass. All this, and in a monobrow. Whatever next? I was subsequently told it was my best act yet. There’s something pleasing about this cabaret malarkey.
After our third event, it really feels like we’re getting somewhere with the shows, and I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of something that’s adding a bit of life to the area!