Last Day at Jubilee!

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Can’t believe this day is here already!  Looking a little too happy in the pic above that I only have one more Top Hat to do!  We have one last show tomorrow then a party at Sugar Factory and its allllllll over, for now!  Feeling a little bit weepy that I won’t be a showgirl anymore with the best cast on the planet, but I’m not going to miss climbing 1700 stairs a night!  Gonna miss my nudies, tall and short, so much.   The cast, the crew, wardrobe, crazy people, nice people, dramatic people, the best people, my favorite people, the funniest people.  All of them work here at the Jubes and I am so thankful to have spent hours and hours laughing and dancing with all of you.   I know I’ve already written all this…but I know I’m going to be a sobbing mess tomorrow.  Im not good at goodbyes!  I love the show a lot and being in it, but it is very, very tiring.  And I honestly can’t do another 6 months of that choreo! 😉  Maybe break it up with a couple cruise contracts, and come back for a little while.  We’ll see.  🙂  Gonna get a little sleep and then bust out one last fantastic show at the longest running show on the Las Vegas Strip as a topless showgirl in Jubilee!  Nighty night.

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7 Days Left at Jubilee!

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Can’t believe I only have one more week of performing at Jubilee!  11 more shows.  It’s nothing compared to the over 800 shows I’ve done over 3 contracts!  Crazy!  I have to say I am quite relieved.  My body is giving out and giving up.  Need a break so bad!  Feeling very happy and at peace though.  Also can’t believe I won’t see all of my wonderful friends everyday!  But the show must go on!  Only one Jubilee! show tomorrow night, then play time! Hooray!  🙂

Countdown

Sitting here listening to the rain at 4am here at home in Vegas.  Feeling weird.  The countdown begins.  New people are coming into the show and I cannot believe how much I have changed and my feelings for the show have changed.  6 months ago I was a part of the tizzy and learning new bridesmaid choreography and judging all the new girls.  Now I say hi politely to the new kids but don’t really care to know what happens in the show after I leave.  Of course I care about my good friends and how they’re doing, but don’t really care who is moving to a new spot and WHY?!?!  Crazy because I was loving the drama just 6 months ago.  And a year and a half ago, I cried for a week just leaving my dressing room!  I couldn’t even imagine leaving the show and my friends.  It’s nuts that now I really don’t care.  I think if we were more valued and treated better (not that Jubilee is a negative environment), i might have stayed longer, but it’s sometimes about the ass kissing, and not talent or hard work.  And i’m not about that.  If i like someone Ill show it, but I will not do that just to get a certain part.  Plus, im not 6′ tall and skinny as a rail so there’s no way I was getting promoted anyways.  Jubilee is a great environment, we really are treated well.  But I just can’t spend the best years of my life, year after year, in the basement of Bally’s!  One day maybe I’ll come back for a contract.  But there are so many other things I want to do in the dance world. It is time for me to move on.  Really going to miss being a topless showgirl though.  I do enjoy it so!  But I will be really happy once I don’t have to do top hat, pier, powder, tiller…hmmmm everything not topless I hate!!! 😉

Not to be a debbie downer, but Im just marveling at my change in attitude.  Can’t believe that I only have 22 shows left at Jubilee. That is nothing!!  2 weeks is going to go by so fast, its insane.  The people I’ve met really have been the best part of my experience.  We made each other laugh everyday which got us through the monotony, the creepy camera audience members, the backstage drama, and the long hours spent together in the asbestos filled basement.  I will miss everyone so very much and hope all my dear friends will call me.  🙂  I think I will be back in Vegas soon though.  Something tells me that Vegas might just be some sort of sinfully weird and wonderful home.  🙂  I am so so so happy to have been a Las Vegas Showgirl.  It has been the best experience of my life, but I’m excited to say that I am embarking, literally, on my new journey as a dancer on the Celebrity Century Cruise ship for 6 months.  We are traveling to bahamas, panama canal, hawaii, san fran, mexico, catalina island, etc etc.  It is going to be amazing.  Just going to try and enjoy the last couple weeks of Jubilee.  I will still be in Vegas until November 21, so hoping to hang out with everyone while I’m still here!

Looking forward to spending a little of Fall here, I do love Fall!  October was amazing last year because we did so many mazes, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, Goretorium, downtown, costumes parties, and of course Halloween!  So much fun.  Then off on my new adventure!  woo hoo!!! Good things are a comin.  Hold on to your dreams.  They do come true. 🙂

 

 

 

Monday Nights at Marquee!

Started a new gig this week dancing with some of my favorite Jubilee girls at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan!! It was so much fun!!!!! Today actually turned out to be pretty f*%king awesome if I do say so myself, but I am exhausted.

Woke up from not too much sleep, maybe 4 hours, at 11am to start our third day of rehearsals for Marquee in the club today.

This is us being very brain dead and tired.  12pm is too early for us poor showgirls. And learning choreo for at least 6 different numbers ready to perform in 3 days is a lot.

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Then we had a little break and I did some MAC and Victoria’s Secret shopping.  Went home to get my stuff together, watch the choreo videos for tonight, and laid my head down for one minute (literally), then had to get ready for Jubilee!

Jubilee was fun tonight too.  The cast had a potluck for our boss Diane Palm’s bday. Mmmm delicious food and desserts.  Walked along the strip a little, and did a second Jubilee show.  Met up with Becs and Schwing for a drink after work and then headed to our next job at Marquee!

We did 5 different dance numbers in 5 different costumes.  The sets went by so fast and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!

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Parasol number with pink wigs and cute corsets.Image

Barbarella space boobs and guns.Image

Astronaut robots with thigh high boots and light up gloves.Image

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Saving the world one pearly shimmy at a time!

Up on the stage above the DJ booth!  Im on the right side in the back.

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We were done at 3:30am which means I worked a total of 12 hours today.  But not just worked, I danced.  For the entire 12 hours.  I am so happy, thankful, and #soblessed to be fortunate enough and able to dance 12 hours a day with my friends, in one of the coolest places in the world.  I am living my dream and I’m pretty happy bout it, if you can’t tell… 😉  Was out and about for 16 hours today.  Nutso.  Drove home at 4am in the rain with the windows down and enjoying the warm weather, watching the lightning.  Also ate the most amazing chocolate chip cookies from the potluck as I drove home….toats delish.  And listened to some tunes.  It’s the little things.  Vegas, you been good to me.  Now for some much, much needed sleep.  🙂