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.
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!
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.
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.
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.