With a spot in the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 under their belts, Mod Carousel, creators of the now deservedly famous Blurred Lines parody, headed to Australia for a number of performances. Now in their final week Down Under, you can catch them at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne. The boys sent me a virtual postcard when they touched down…
We’ve arrived down under!
We began our tour with a show in Sydney at the iconic Imperial Hotel. The Imperial is home to the touring group of drag-queens in the gay cult film “Pricilla Queen of the Desert”. We were very well received by the locals and had a blast. Of course we also graced the opera house, pet kangaroos at a wildlife refuge, fed emus, saw koalas, and many other dangerous and beautiful Aussie animals.
We are now in Melbourne for a high-octane run of 15 boylesque shows with Australian boylesque icon Raven. We introduced ourselves to Melbourne by performing to a crowd of around 1,000 people on an outdoor stage for the grand opening of the Midsumma Festival. On the same day, our bright costumery and vibrant personalities luckily landed us spots in one of the largest national publications as well as on Australia’s television network.
Our run is at the Melbourne-favourite Butterfly Club and the grand GH Hotel. These shows are super dynamic in act concepts, music choices, and personality. We cover all bases; campy, avant-garde, macho, foppish, dark, creepy, beautiful, dominant, and sassy. We’re pleased to say that advance tickets are selling quite well so far, and we’ve already sold out a couple of nights.
Mod Carousel is more than excited to be in Australia! Not only is it a beautiful place, but it has been a life-long dream of all three of us to visit this magical continent. The animals are gorgeous and deadly – the people are sweet, helpful, and descendants of the worst banished British criminals. Yes, the toilets really do flush in the other direction.
We’ll be posting daily photos of our adventures and photo shoot projects here in Australia on our Facebook page.
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