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Since 2005 Bacon Strip has been raising the bar in Seattle for performance art and drag. We have had an amazing run at Rebar and most recently had found a great group of friends at The Grill on Broadway. Thank you Matthew and Les for the great opportunity and excepting Bacon Strip into the Grill's family. The magic of Bacon Strip allowed different artists to come together and create an amazing show.
Unfortunately with the sad news of the bar closing yesterday, we come to a reality that our new love affair has to end. With that affair ended we have decided to put Bacon Strip on sabbatical. I want to send out a huge thank you to the huge team of performers, supporters, photographers, videographers, lighting people, sound people, DJ’s and locations that made this night so magical. Thanks to the Italian who never ceased in marketing, promoting and selling. Most of all, thanks to all the fans that motivate us to create something new and original in every single show.
I thought I’d put together some good bye notes from some of the Bacon Strip Family-
“Sylvia, you created one of the best shows in Seattle with amazingly talented people…”
Derek A. Pappas
…It's the end of an era….
…“ Thankyou for giving me my start in Seattle and letting me blossom”
Brian Daniel Peters
“Thanks for the memories”
“ I am honored to have been a part of such an amazing show.”
“And, the sadness just gets worse....”
“Thanks for the memories, Sylvia. This was a truly great show. Inspiring to all”
“I can't believe that I got to be a part of something so incredible. … “
” I will always hold Baconstrip in my heart. “
“Be proud of the fact that you have given us all an amazing opportunity to blossom and grow as performers.”
“Thanks to you and all the cast(s) for so much fun and entertainment over the years. “
“I have seen nothing like Bacon Strip in my 15 years moving around and doing drag! No place has mixed funny, shocking, gross, creativity, talent and the bizarre....”
“… I'm glad I got to be apart of what I always liked to call 'the artsy kids' “
Cherry Sur Bête
” … there will be a huge void in this city without it. Thank you Sylvia for the opportunity and to all of you for the ride.”
“…Bacon strip gave me the opportunity to branch out and do things I normally wouldn't have ever had the chance to do before! I am forever grateful!...”
“This won't be my last baconstrip!!!!”
…”Thanks Sylvia for letting me run around shouting, calling people names, telling dirty jokes, eating too much bacon, drinking too much booze, and accosting the world with my Hot Messiness. “
“…such a campy, dangerous, silly, audacious, and ridiculous show. “
“Wonderfully f$%^&ed up family who I looked forward to seeing nearly every month. Misfits, angels and performers with so much heart and soul. “
“Thank you Sylvia for providing a monthly opportunity for all that nuttiness to happen on stage.”
Ho Mo Arigato
…“We are all so lucky to have experienced this show, and it will live on in whatever we do, wherever life takes us. It will be the gold standard for how a show should feel in spirit (a dirty, bloody, faux-jizzy gold standard). This show will pass into things of legend. Meanwhile, you bitches are too clever and such stage whores that this isn't going to keep you down. You better infiltrate whatever boring ass shows are out there and show them how it's done!”…
Bacon Strip lives on in the Bacon Strip Videos! Make sure to check them out. Thanks Perry Whales
Also stay tuned to my website for updates and shows!
Much love and bacon to you all.
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Sylvia O‘Stayformore is the effervescent hostess in Seattle. Sylvia is a local celebrity in countless drag shows, brunches, fundraisers, benefits, cabarets, radio shows, movies, weddings, premiers, openings and plays. Currently the producer of one of Seattle’s most successful nights out;Bacon Strip SPECIAL. She is also has a traveling cabaret Blue Plate Special. She can also be seen at Columbia City Cabaret, West Seattle, Ballard South East Seattle and Sno Valley Senior Centers, Rainbow Bingos and more. November 2013 Sylvia became a Tupperware consultant and is now booking parties. Out magazine voted Sylvia as the hottest drag queen in America of the moment 2003. Sylvia loves Dionne Warwick, bad boys with big hair, long rides on her Vespa, Thrift store road trips to the coast, late night poetry shows, social networking, & Tab and Seven.
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