Monday, February 25, 2008
Crazy About You, Patsy DeCline
Saturday evening Guitar and his spouse Pic-E, The Bride and I went to a cabaret show in downtown Denver. The cabaret is Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret and is located in the basement of a very historic building on the 16th Street Mall of downtown Denver.
The proprietress, Lannie Garrett, is a well known local entertainer that has been pleasing audiences for many years in the Denver area. She sure did continue that tradition with us on Saturday.
The cabaret is an intimate setting, seating about 150 people max and it was a full house this night. The show is a spoof of an unnamed, now deceased, country western singer in the best tradition of a spoof. Nothing was sacred. The crowd came to hear the outrageous and got it in spades. Many in the audience were dressed in their most outlandish western outfits to lend to the atmosphere.
For about three hours we were entertained by "Patsy", who by the way, has an absolutely fabulous voice, with songs, stories and jokes. Patsy told us about her life, her hit albums like "The Hair on his Chest is Her's", and how her 8 or so husbands met their demise. It was a night of belly laughs.
The band was very good as well. In the spirit of the show they all had special names like Chester Drawers and Neil Down.
This show has been on my to-do list for quite some time and I'm happy that we were finally able to see it.
Thanks for visiting.