I don't know if this ever happens to you... but it does happen to me... sometimes. I get invited to an event, or show, and I don't know anything about it. I assume it's one thing, and it turns out to be completely something else.
Well that's what Friday night was for me. I expected some Mediocre burlesque show that involved torchlight songs to a lonely audience. Part of the problem was, I'd never been to Joe's Pub, even after 18 years living here. Shit, has it been that long already? Yes, actually, I moved here the day after halloween of 1992. Oh.. I digress. The other problem is I didn't bother to look into who Lady Rizo was. But in retrospect, I'm glad I didn't. Because the surprise of seeing someone so absolutely engaging, fabulous, talented and charismatic as this, was better to be experienced than explained.
So without further ado, I bring you Lady Rizo!
There were many costume changes...
And a little gaga thrown in...
Thankfully, I recorded some of it. You too, need to experience the gorgeous voice of Lady Rizo:
After our dinner and show, we were not quite ready to head home to Brooklyn, so we wandered back to where we met up earlier, the B bar.
The B Bar and Grill, situated across the street from the brand new Bowery Hotel, was formally known as the Bowery Bar. Flowing over with life, cute bouncers, and the usual moronic men who don't understand, "get lost"... we eventually found our way over to where the DJ was, and started dancing. I didn't make it home till 2:30 in the morning.
I want to thank the ladies who ventured out to see Lady Rizo and go dancing; Victoria, Deborah and Eva, and especially thank Suzy for arranging such a fabulous evening!