What a day we had yesterday! The University Club in SF hosted a wedding expo for event planners, etc. to come together and showcase their services. Peachy’s Puffs was a sponsor, so we hired two girls to work the event. They wore their flashy red bell hops. Dez and I were able to play a set as well in the lobby while guests trickled in. We had rented a PA system, but found we didn’t even need it due to how small the actual space was. We certainly learned our lesson. When in doubt, go scope out the venue, if local, before a gig to ensure whether or not a PA system is necessary. We played some originals including “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) and “Heaven” (Warrant). Unfortunately, we couldn’t play some of the more iconic love songs due to Dez’ A string breaking. That had never happened in all the time we’d played together. Thankfully, it was not a paying gig, so at least it was less of a foul-up. It led us to reason we should always carry spare fully strung instruments. The dressing room upstairs was quite the scene, with Brazilian diamond-encrusted Samba dancers in feather headdresses and a Chinese dragon dance troupe as well as an Asian wine server decked out in Victorian garb, pearls hanging her dress. It felt like a backstage setup for America’s Got Talent. I was highly entertained. All in all, it was a successful event, despite a few hiccups. Stay tuned for more articles!
I’ve been a Peachy’s Puffs candy girl for a while now. This corporate party for Linear (company that supplies stereo/lighting equipment, etc. for major corporate parties) at the Fairmount Hotel was off the chain! I was dressed in a black mini pencil skirt from F21, an “I Love the 80s” black off the shoulder top, bright bangles, white bobby ruffle shuffles, Bebe slingback black heels, a bright pink bow headband, gold spiky hoop earrings, and bright pink lipstick. The outfit couldn’t have been more 80s Madonna. I spent two glorious hours of the evening handing out multicolored feathered boas, boxes of mints with neon robots on them, light up rubber rings, and white shutter celebrity shades! The rings and boas were a hit, and it was as though the people at the event were ravenous children trying to pull the boas off of my neck and hungrily grab for light up rings. There were various rooms with different decades of music playing. One room had the casino with flapper dancers in Marilyn Monroe wigs doing the Charleston and teaching the steps to brave party members. The other room was quite “13 Going on 30” with a dance troupe doing the “Thriller” routine. Later, the 90s music was blaring out of mega speakers, an homage to Barbie Girl. Life in plastic, it’s fantastic! Another area had Guitar Hero video games and another spot had a stage where people could get their red carpet glamour shots! Some Asian businessmen asked me to pose on a stool in pictures so they could be taller than me, calling me a “Movie Star!” More party favors were up for grabs later to win, such as mondo blow-up blue, pink, purple, and orange microphones as well as blow-up 80s boom boxes! It was a night I will always know as the glitter train party of all decades!
Last night was a blast at Harlot in SF! I did a Hello Kitty inspired runway show to celebrate Scarlett Lash’s birthday! The designs were by Tera Birhan. It was great working the dance floor with candy colored dresses and lollipops for props! More shows to come! Tomorrow, I am back to runway bootcamp w/Charleston Pierce at Studiomix!