2017 Humboldt Burlesque Festival

4th Annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival
4th Annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival at the historic Eureka Theater

The Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixen’s hosted the 4th Annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival at the historic Eureka Theater in early November. Burlesque performers from all over the United States and Canada traveled behind the Redwood Curtain to attend the biggest burlesque show to hit Humboldt County.

The Emcee for both nights of the 2017 Humboldt Burlesque Festival was the vivacious Honey Penny. She’s the Emcee for Sin Sister’s Burlesque in Santa Cruz as well as Co-Producer of the Curvacious Cabaret. Honey Penny did a fantastic job hosting the festival and kept the audience laughing and entertained the whole weekend.

Honey Penny
Honey Penny of Sin Sisters Burlesque. Photo Credit: Scarlet Fox

Competing for the title of Miss Humboldt Burlesque 2017 on Friday night, entertainers Lookie LuLu, Sucre à la Crème’, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Veronica Voss, Deja Sue, Kiki la Chanteuse, Egypt Blaque Knyle, Foxxy Blue Orchid, Babraham Lincoln and Lillian DuJour danced their hearts out on the Eureka Theater stage. The competitors brought their “A” game in hopes of taking home the title of Queen. The burlesque competition was judged by Poison Ivory, Lady Satan, Frankie Fictitious, King Sweet Belize and burlesque legend Viva LaFever. There were so many amazing acts, it was difficult for the judges to pick a winner, but there can only be one Queen!

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Judges for the 4th Annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival. Photo Credit: Lady Satan

Lady Satan, Miss Humboldt Burlesque 2015/16 was on hand to crown Egypt Blaque Knyle the title of Miss Humboldt Burlesque 2017. Foxy Blue Orchid won 1st Runner Up and Kiki La Chanteuse won second runner up for the Humboldt Burlesque Festival competition.

Queen of the 2017 Humboldt Burlesque Festival
The Queen, Egypt Blaque Knyle. Miss Humboldt Burlesque 2017. Photo Credit: Egypt Blaque Knyle
1st Runner Up of the Humboldt Burlesque Festival
The Princess, Foxxy Blue Orchid. 1st Runner Up at the 2017 Humboldt Burlesque Festival. Photo Credit: Foxxy Blue Orchid
2nd Runner Up at the Humboldt Burlesque Festival
The Duchess, Kiki La Chanteuse. 2nd Runner Up at the Humboldt Burlesque Festival. Photo Credit: Lady Satan

Saturday night’s star studded showcase included performances by Crocodile Lightning, Jennay SeKwa & Hugh Johnson, Ifn Whendy, Cyanide Cyn, Tas DeVille, Honey Lawless and Gigi d’Flower, Barbie Bloodgloss, Blanche Bourgeois and Veronica Voss, Moonbow Brite, 2015/16 reigning Humboldt Burlesque Festival Queen Lady Satan and headliner Miss Exotic World – Queen of Burlesque 2016 Poison Ivory.

4th Annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival
4th Annual Humboldt Burlesque Festival Showcase
Humboldt Burlesque Festival Headliner
Humboldt Burlesque Festival headliner Miss Exotic World Queen of Burlesque 2016 Poison Ivory. Photo Credit: Harry Pocius
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Miss Humboldt Burlesque 2015/16 Queen Lady Satan. Photo Credit: Lady Satan

In addition to the Friday night competition and Saturday night showcase, burlesque performers taught classes during the day on Saturday and Sunday at the Synapsis studio in old town Eureka. Classes ranged from social media skills, fan dancing, how to be sexy at any age, burlesque hosting 101, where is the sex workshop and naughty girl swag.

Egypt Blaque Knyle’s class Naughty Girl Swag. Photo Credit: Egypt Blaque Knyle

Don’t miss next year’s Humboldt Burlesque Festival! Keep an eye on the Facebook page for announcements, application dates and upcoming performer classes.

 

 

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