Everyone's a critic :-/ Burlesque feels like baseball teams sometimes....folks can get so...INVOLVED..lol...I kinda look at it as a real insiders sport though, wouldn't you folks agree? It's the artists themselves with the strongest opinions on the matter of performances and performers. But in reality, we gotta throw the love out to everyone, and be glad the interest is alive enough to garner attention. There's so many flavors, I kind of wonder if we all realize how far and wide they sweep. It's a good thing. I'm not a burlesque dancer, but I have been privy to a front row seat and stageside company to enough shows that I am appreciative of the people that do this for everyone. I've met some great people working alongside the ladies in Hellion, which did spawn the start of Ginger Bardot's burlesquing (and she's since really taken off herself, and has been a frequent performer at the 'hill) and my own personal introduction to viewing many more artists there and after...and I think it's cool and surprising that they won a mention this year. So... right on, ladies!
----Chazzy Mc Chazzerson of the realm of baggy pants