If you’ve never attended the Dirty Show, you are certainly missing out. This year marked the Detroit Dirty Show’s 15th anniversary and my second year performing at the show. In years past, the Dirty Show was held at Bert’s Warehouse. However, the 2014 Dirty Show was moved to the Russel Industrial Center. Stepping into the Russel Industrial Center I was in awe… Spanning 36,000 sq ft was erotic art of all mediums, including a large inflatable piece by Pat Oleszko, a slide show by Naomi Harris, aerialists, pole dancers, a massive performance stage and interactive booths with all sorts of naughty themes.
In addition to the massive amount of art and performance there is to see, the Dirty Show also has some of the best people watching you will find. There were people of every age group, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and style. The attire alone is incredible. I love seeing so many people from so many different walks of life come together in appreciation of erotic art.
After strolling through the galleries and taking in the outstanding variety of art, it was time for me to prepare to take the stage. Dirty Show 15 was the debut of my newest act, Medusa. I wanted to create something a bit unexpected with this act, so I took my inspiration for my interpretation of Medusa from the 1920s. The costume was created using metallic tones, vintage lace, ornate beading and luxurious fabrics. The head piece alone took approximately 30 hours to create and contains about 50 hand painted snakes. To my delight Medusa was extremely well received and I performed it each night of the Dirty Show.
I also debuted a second act during week two of the Dirty Show which was a peacock flapper inspired routine complete with a headpiece and fans that I created from vintage ostrich feathers. The Dirty Show hit attendance records this year and the crowd was fantastic. It was such a rush to perform for a crowd that spanned as far as the eye could see!
I was able to catch a few performances throughout both weekends, including the always stunning Roxi D’Lite and her sultry Madame X routine, Jett Adore and Ray Gunn who are both captivating to watch and always flawless in their performances, the lovely ladies of Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the fantastic Viva La Muerte. There were sadly so many other acts I didnt have a chance to see but I could hear the crowds roaring from the dressing room!
The art, the performance and the wonderful people make the Dirty Show one of my favorite events of the year. I am already looking forward to the next Dirty Show! Thanks to Jerry Vile, Erron Reed, the countless volunteers and everyone else who make this event happen. You guys rock! If you missed Dirty Show 15, be sure to catch the next one!