Well, it's been over a month since the Neon Moon Burlesque and Cabaret Club Valentine's Ball - but better a late blog entry than no blog entry, right?
For this event, the Merlesque mermaids were given a bathroom of our very own at the beautiful stately home Anstey Hall, to take over for the night! Of course that could only mean that there would be a pair of vintage-styled sirens sitting in the bathtub, singing a few cheeky songs and playing the ukulele - but we also wanted to take advantage of the full opportunities afforded by the rest of the amazing old-fashioned bathroom... while remaining in keeping with the Valentine's Day theme of the ball. So Mermaid Melusine and myself racked our brains for a little while...
We decided that at a Valentine's Ball, the most important thing was for people to be able to express their feelings... good and bad! So we created the Shower Of Love, where every guest could confess their true feelings for that special someone on a pink paper love heart...
We had a whale of a time singing and playing the ukulele (the bathroom had excellent acoustics), handing out sugar lovehearts, chatting to guests and encouraging them to interact with the Shower Of Love and the Toilet Of Heartbreak. At one point in the evening we were paid a visit by Adam, Eve and a Burmese python named Django, who seemed to enjoy the chance to explore our bathtub.
It was a magical evening, and all the other performers deserve a shout out, they were incredible! Plus - as ever at Neon Moon events - the guests were lovely too.
Were you at the Neon Moon Valentine's Ball at Anstey Hall in February? We'd love to see your pictures - why not share them on our Facebook page!