Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I'm not sure how to describe LUCHA VAVOOM so I'll start from the beginning.
A few years ago, some creepy dude at happy hour told me about some show at the Mayan with Mexican Wrestlers and Burlesque Dancers. And something about midgets. And that it was awesome and I should totally go. I nodded my head and smiled and thought he was insane.
Present Day. Lucha Vavoom is coming to town and Marie says we should go. She went last year and said it's a hoot. Ok. Why not?
We got a big group of fun peeps together. The Silver Lake mafia crammed Taco Bell down our throats and we arrived at the Mayan Theatre Downtown. It was my first time there and it's amazing. Built in the 20s, the Mayan is an homage to a pre-Columbian temple and was once the home of Gershwin musicals.
At the drive thru. Why do I look like a muppet?
We arrive, grab drinks, and wait for the show to begin. The night begins with our comedian hosts.
Next, a pair of dancers with some acrobatic moves.
And on to the wrestling. Can you spot the Chupacabra?
I shout, "Kill him!"
It's Midget Mexican Wrestling!
I would have to say that it was one of the better moments of my life. I was shouting and screaming and cheering the whole time. I highly recommend you go too.