Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Viva! Fear and Loathing Part II

This is my plastic souvenir skull mug from Viva. As soon as I saw people with them I knew I had to have one. The lid doesn’t fit too well but the bartender said they were all like that. Oh well. Highlights of Viva: seeing Tempest Storm on the casino floor! Not performing, just gliding across the floor. The Saint saw her walking across the room, this regal and elegant woman in a black gown, escorted by a man in a black suit. She radiated glory, seriously. He pointed at her and said, “Who is that?” I said, “OMG its Tempest Storm!!!” She walked right past me but I was too awestruck to say anything to her. Had I the courage I would have told her that she is a Goddess of the Highest Order. (and I am sure she would have thought I was an idiot.) She is gorgeous and amazing. After the midnite burlesque show (which was a blast!) they said she was going to be signing autographs but she wasn’t at the table when we came out of the show, so considering it was like 2.30 AM we returned to the room since the festivities (read: booze and lack of sleep) were taking their toll at that point. Burlesque show! Fabulous! I did go to the burlesque hall of fame but of course it was closed when I got there in spite of a sign that said it was open Fri from noon to five. Uh, no, it wasn’t open and I was annoyed, frankly. Why advertise at Viva and then be closed? The Saint says people with MBAs do not run all of this weird stuff that I am into so I just have to deal. Deke’s Guitar Geek show, where drummer Sandy Nelson made a special appearance, the crowd went crazy!

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