Monday, August 18, 2008

So Many Boobies in One Night!

Moulin Rouge
The Iconic Windmill

So I was at Moulin Rouge on the first evening I was in Paris last week. This was largely thanks to Song Yia or I would have never researched it. (Although being a fan of Nicole Kidman in the Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Epic) We attended the late evening show at 11.00 p.m. Despite making reservations, do expect to queue as the many others who did. There is also a dress code which was not strictly enforced but it will be a great shame to be refused entry. So, if you have made all the effort to get there, why not the extra mile. It also quench my voyeur thirst through looking how the many other patrons dressed up. I was judging everyone which I am pretty sure I am victim of as well.

Soundtrack Of The Movie: Lady Marmalade

Upon entering, we were give seats located right next to the stage which was premium view for me as it is often that the performers costume will brush through my hair giving you the personal touch and not to mention the close proximity. It is a shame though that you can’t view the whole stage from that angle but it was full house, so we did not have many options to relocate.

Can Can
In The Pathway Leading To The Theatre

The costumes were elaborate and the best I have seen so far but the show we saw at Alcatraz in Pattaya, Thailand can match it but was smaller in scale. From where I was seated, I could see thru the gaps of the curtains to the back stage which was the dressing room and also get a sneak preview of what is next.

The Doriss Girls
French Can Can As The Said On The Neon Light

It was not all just dancers in the two hour evening show, it was more of a variety show with Acrobats, Comedy and a Ventriloquist. Your entry fee also includes half bottle of Champagne.

The performers include guys which can do the split and kick very high. The girls seem to be quite consistent in size and there were selected ones which were not topless throughout the show. They did not allow cameras into the theatre and no recording of any sort was permitted for obvious reasons. Click here to go to their official website to get a trailer!

None of the many dancers came out to take pictures in their costumes.

As a summary, it was certainly an experience to be at the Moulin Rouge. There were various reviews in both extreme and you can call it overrated or worth every penny. If you ever have the chance, I invite you to experience it for yourself. Their official website will have all the necessary details to book yourself in.

If you are planning a trip to Paris, may I suggest you get the Paris Pass which provides you entry to the main tourist attractions and also the opportunity to cut queues.

1 comment:

Song Yia said...

I have the agree the costumes are amazing. The can can is definitely the highlight.