Monday, July 13, 2009
Will you attend a burlesque show with me?
Q: Do you support the local arts?
A: If not, this is a great opportunity.
Rollin' Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque
The organizers of this what-have-you are unofficially dubbing September as Lebowski Month in Chicago.
Take that U2, it's been posted - the biggest traveling act to hit The Second City this upcoming September will not be four Irishmen supporting a sub-par album (a humble fan's opinion), but two Dudes from Louisville that screen a favorite movie then host a bowling party.
It's that simple: movie, bowl.
And now it's becoming so much more.
Back to the very free-spirited souls at Vaudevilla...
I have no frame of reference with these people, but I certainly appreciate them.
Please don't think this is an example of a chauvinistic voice who is looking forward to a merging of scantily-clad women and The Big Lebowski (granted, I will not deny being fans of both).
These are people who are finding a creative outlet to put another spin on a valued article of American pop culture.
And if they are able to make money, thus make a living, more power to them!
I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that. it's good knowin' people are out there dancing for all of us who can't.