Burlesque at the Beach
I had seen the floats at the Mermaid Parade but did not get around to checking out Burlesque at the Beach until 2003. The shows take place during the summer season at Sideshows by the Seashore – right after the Friday night fireworks have floated down to the water and attract quite a varied audience to climb the bleachers with their drinks in hand from the Freak Bar. The weekly shows showcase performers and troupes from near and far. Check out the Coney Island website for information about past and future events at Burlesque at the Beach (as well as the section of the Message Boards devoted to Sideshows, Circus, Freaks & Burlesque). My travel schedule took me out of town a lot this year but I did manage to catch a number of great of shows and photographed at several. Here are a few images from
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