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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Bingo and the Cabaret

Hello my lovely readers!

I have been an awfully slack blogger recently haven't I?  It feels like my blog posts come in waves, depending on how much time and motivation I have (which lately hasn't been very much).  From now on I will try to post a little more regularly.. Lets say you should hear from me at least every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday (I'll write it in my diary).

Now, back to the title of this post!  I loove bingo, but I've never been to a live bingo game... And recently quite a few bloggers I follow have been making me a little envious by going to bingo games. So when I found out there was a bingo game happening at a local bar the day after my birthday, I was pretty excited! I knew my friends would need a bit of coaxing to come along, so I decided to go play bingo to celebrate my birthday with my oldest (as in longest, they're not that old hah) friends. That way they had to come.

Bitchin' Bingo is a little more.. adult themed, which made it a LOT of fun (ok well maybe the booze had something to do with it too!). The only sad thing is the bar it was held in is pretty dark, so almost all of my pictures are super blurry (I hate using flash but have rather shaky hands).

So here is a rather blurry picture of all our bingo cards (only one was a winner, a $30 bar tab which was used up right away heh).
And a picture of us of course (bar one, who was behind the camera)

If you're in Auckland, I highly recommend going to a Bitchin' Bingo game!  She does several fortnightly spots in various bars around the inner city.

But what about the Cabaret I mention in the title? Well that was the next night, and was a surprise additional birthday gift from my man!  We actually went to two shows, which were showing as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival. The first show was called Smoke and Mirrors which included a live band, transvestites, a magician, a bearded lady, and some pretty amazing acrobatics (my description doesn't really do it justice, but it was awesome, and do click on the link to find out more!), and the second show was The Ziggy Star Dust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook, or Comparison is Violence performed by the wonderful drag artist Taylor Mac (click on the link to find out more). If either of these shows are going to be playing anywhere near you, I definitely recommend them both (they were my first ever cabarets, so I can't tell you how they compare, but I thoroughly enjoyed them!).

The cabaret shows were both performed in the spiegel tent, which is a beautiful art deco tent, and is a far cry from most tents you see today. I managed to snap a few pictures, both inside the tent, and out in the square (and yup, I was wearing my latest completed sewing project!)

These are booths inside the tent.

Hope this post wasn't too long for you!



Dashfield Vintage said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun!

ina said...

I want to go to bingo, too :)

CurlyChronicles said...

I love that dress, I love bingo too, we have an adult version offered at Hamburger Mary's..it's been so long since I've played..I gotta get back over there :) and cabaret too! you had loads of fun, didn't you!

Lucy-Mae said...

Ina: You should see if there's anywhere near you, it's lots of fun!

CurlyChronicles: I really did have a lot of fun! Adult versions of bingo are the best :)

CurlyChronicles said...

I know right! ...I'm gonna find out when the next one is heheh :D