Lucha Vavoom brings Mexican wrestling and burlesque to town!
Never in my life would I have imagined that I would write that title for a blog post… .
But yes, this weekend, I got the chance to see one of the most crazy, insane, hilarious shows that I might ever see in my entire life. For two sold out nights, as a part of the High Performance Rodeo, Lucha Vavoom took over the Big Four building on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede and I don’t think things will ever be the same…thankfully.
If you’ve never heard of Lucha Vavoom, it is basically a mix of Mexican wresting, burlesque and stand up comedy. Beyond that, it’s pretty difficult to explain. Did I understand everything that was going on? No. Did I see lots of people flying around and burlesque dancers do things with tassels that I didn’t even know what possible? Yes, yes I did.
The show is a really a mix of theatre and some of Mexico’s most legendary luchadors. The fact that it took place in the same building that once saw wrestlers like Bret Hart, Owen Hart, British Bulldog, Dynamite Kid, Brian Pillman, Bad News Allen and The Honky Tonk Man compete in Stampede Wrestling was all the more sweeter.
From left to right: Chocolate Caliente, Terry Rock (Calgary Arts Development), ME!, Dirty Sanchez, Jim Button (Village Brewery).
From left to right: Käthe Lemon (Avenue Magazine) and Sheenah Rogers (Anstice Communications.)