Rebel Cupcake is certainly one of my sacred places. One of the best compliments I've gotten about it is that the person felt like this was the place they felt they could most be themselves in queer nightlife. The December 20, 2012 show being the night before the Winter Solstice I wanted to make it extra special. I put together six acts--four more than I usually book--at the intersections of the theme of Muppets, the end of the world (as we know it) and the darkness transforming to light that the solstice represents. I also adapted a group solstice ritual for use on the stage. The following is what happened.
“I would rather be a fool than not try.”
–The World Famous *BOB*
I had The World Famous *BOB* as a featured performer for Rebel Cupcake in March. She told a captivating story about her New Wave teen years. The RC videographer, Laura Delarato has split it up in two episodes, here’s the second.
Listening to *BOB* tell her story about freak magnets and how freaks are drawn to each other was very soothing… I have already turned back to this video many times over the last couple of weeks for solace.
The next Rebel Cupcake is THIS Thursday, April 12th. Miss Mary Wanna and the cast of Bayside the Un Musical are performing! Dance party tribute to Whitney Houston! More info on the Facebook invite (which won’t allow me to invite people, oddly). Come be with the freaks and outlaws and enjoy each other and dance and be free.