Jian Bastille
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Aug 18, 2010 Jian Bastille joined My Stranger Face
Aug 18, 2010 Jian Bastille commented on The Burlesque Shoah.
To be honest, I don't think 'booing' is the answer.

I've worked with troupes for over 10 years, and some are clearly better/serious more than others, but I would simply say it should lie in the patronage. Even the best troupes really don't make a lot of money, and I think the message can get across without any sort of horrible booing.

That's just fucking rude.

Sure, there's classical, neo-burlesque, and a host of other themed troupes, but it's generally a labour of love.

Since dwindling crowds or packed-houses are a pretty good indicator of interest, I don't see how things should change. For every good troupe, there's three unforgivably terrible ones, but it all settles pretty quickly, regardless.