It Only Takes Me A Little Over Five Years To Get To Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

Well, it only took me a little over five years to finally get to Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. The wife and I first saw some of their shows advertised shortly before actually moving to Denver a bit over five years ago. Then we lived in Lodo for a number of years, and just a little way from Lodo the rest of the time since then. However, last night was the first time we actually got there.

For those who don’t know, Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret is a Lodo/Denver institution. At the very least, it’s a staple of the downtown nightlife. Burlesque, drag shows, comedy, all kind of things. It’s a cool place, and definitely the sort of place my wife and I like to visit. However, though we kept intending to go, it took us over five years to get around to it.

Really, there’s no reason in particular. We’re procrastinators. We just never got around to it.

But then the wife decided we were going to the boo-lesque special of Naughty Pierre’s Burlesque & Comedy Extravaganza with a couple of friends. Don’t get to worked up, though. For those who don’t know, burlesque is not the same as a strip club. It’s definitely for adults, but burlesque is something all its own and definitely isn’t trashy.

And, it was actually a lot of fun. There were some pasties involved, but there was also a lot of humor, acrobatics, and zombies. I’d recommend it to most of my friends in the Denver area. I’m not sure the pope would necessarily enjoy it (though I wouldn’t rule that out necessarily either), but the wife and I had a good time…and it only took us a little over five years to get there.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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