So Hot, So Clowny

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Death by Party | Betty Bloomerz The Sexy Lady Clown

This entry is brought to you courtesy of our month-long homage to Women’s History Month, “The Female Power Project.”

I’m a huge fan of the sideshow. I know the term is thrown around here as a perpetual metaphor, but I mean real sideshow, real circus. I prefer the small down & dirty DIY troupes over the over produced Circus De Soleil stuff. Generally these troupes aren’t in it for the money, it’s far more of a lifestyle than a job. The downside is that the term star power and crust punk don’t really go together very well. Many of the performers don’t really have the charisma that you see in other performance arts. But there are exceptions.

Enter Betty Bloomerz. Drop dead beautiful, physically flawless, engaging on stage, charismatic & pretty much an all in one sideshow act. Much like Debra Harry was to 70’s New York punk;  Betty adds something the sideshow scene has been needing for a very long time. She’s a movie star power cliche breaker in the face of the sleazy carnie stereotypes.

If Swellco & Swellco is the authority for all things strange, then this humble writer nominates Betty Bloomerz to be the poster girl.

-Felicia Jackson

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