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There was a fun bit of Steampunkery goin' down at Reggie's Rock Club Friday night, with the second annual Carnivale Delirium. We enjoyed circus arts for the 17+ crowd including burlesque hooping, freak show tricks like the old nails up the nose bit, lifting heavy things with body parts, juggling, magic and acro. We also enjoyed fun music from:
Vagabond Opera - Portland, OR
"Unbelievable vaudeville cabaret show and music!"
Veronique Chevalier - Los Angels, CA
"Master of Ceremonies and polka aficionado!"
The Dead Man's Carnival - Milwaukee, WI
"Circus sideshow and magic act!"
Eerie Twilight - Washington, DC
"Sensual steampunk burlesque!"
Candy Town - Chicago, IL
"The ultimate cabaret act!"
The White City Rippers featuring Lula Houp-Garou! - Chicago, IL
"Mechanical squeeze box and theremin band w live sideshow burlesque!"
with additional accompaniment by the...
Lords & Ladies DJs!
"Vaudevillian disc jockey extra-ordinaires!"
We particularly dug Vagabond Opera and The White City Rippers with their theremin!! And of course, the crowd was full of characters and character. We love an excuse to play dress up.
Raffle benefits and "Betty Page style retro calendar" sales benefited our friends over at GIRLS ROCK! CHICAGO. Check out ChiIL Mama's own Sagezilla performing with Girls Rock! at The Metro in June. Here's Octopie-her first band/first show ever, performing their original Sugarcubesesque punk song, Bloody Unicorn.
Thanks Steampunk Chicago!