Walking into the High Noon Saloon
last night, The Dulcinea and I found it heavily populated with folks eager to indulge themselves in disproportionate measures of music and titillation, many clutching lagniappes of Liquid Silk person lube courtesy of sponsor A Woman's Touch
. We were there for a performance by The Wet Spots
Hailing from Canada, The Wet Spots are Cass King & John Woods who perform songs on the bawdy side with titles such as "Labia Limbo" and "I'd Like to Come". Armed with just a guitar and their voices, they put on a fun show which invited the audience to sing along and one lucky listener to (ahem) come onstage and do a little spanking. (I believe it was Randi O'Toole from Madison's Cherry Pop Burlesque
.) Banter between songs was friendly and funny with a crowd that seemed to consist mostly of kinky folks. My erotic writing group was there to celebrate a member's birthday so I can vouch for the kinkiness of several of us in the audience. Although the occasional song featured a backing track, most were just Woods on guitar. This didn't really seem detrimental because it was the lyrics that were the focus. With a lyrical interrogative like "Do you take it in the bottom?", a minimal melody is all that's really needed. And the ukulele on "Labia Limbo" proved an oddly appropriate accompaniment for King's oral gesticulations.
Opening was the local burlesque outfit Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies
. We got to the High Noon in the middle of their routine and thusly weren't privy to all of it but what I caught was fun. It seemed that maybe 3 or 4 of the women were true performers or, at least, more well-rehearsed than the rest. The belly dancing routine was great, though. The shakiness of some performances can easily be forgiven but the emcee cannot. Parading around the stage with his feathered hat, The Reverend (Jim?) looked like a pale Kid Rock imitation and was just as annoying as the real thing. Instead of attempting to rally the crowd, his near-constant berating of it for their subdued cheering dampened the enthusiasm of the Peach Pies. The Dulcinea noted that one of the troupe works at an MATC coffee stand so, if you see her, do be sure to inquire as to their next performance.