Friday night I went to my first show at the Sydney Opera House; a one woman sort of burlesque show non-the-less! I wanted to get tickets to see Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, but he’s been sold out for a while. Really, any show at the Opera house would be cool to see, so why not make it a fun one! I’ll see what I can do for tickets to the actual symphony … but lets review this VAMP show. Actually I read a few reviews and thought it would be a fun one, but to be quite honest, I have NO IDEA what was going on! She was nuts! Something about 7 songs, going up and down a staircase, a little English, French and German, a Plastic male head, a lot of plastic (male) mannequin legs, ballet shoes, a tutu made up of (plastic) arms and legs, and a trapeze act!! Written in a praising review: Vamp is no simple cabaret piece, rather a dense theatrical experience intertwining original vocals, aerial work, monologue and bizarre 1920’s inspired costume. Its 90 minutes is held together by performer extraordinaire Meow Meow, a chaotic, multi-faceted character who shifts from tragic try-hard to die-hard feminist and everything in between. Meow Meow describes herself as a diva of no fixed address and this aptly sums up her eclectic musings that refer across centuries and cultures and conjure women both empowered and defeated. YEAH WHATEVER! So I will remain totally in the dark for that one and allow myself the entertainment of seeing a show at the Opera House. I did however see a movie to make up for the lack of plot of VAMP, My Blueberry Nights, with Norah Jones, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and other great names. A slow and very sad film, I would recommend seeing it if you are in that kind of mood.

1 Response to "VAMP"

Joe Says:

You are such an Architecture NERD. You REALLY only went there to see the building! Just admit it.

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