Tonight Molly Does Not Approve hosted Femme Totale, inviting several dancers to perform to their original music. After throwing out more than half my photos (pole dancing lighting is unfriendly to photography) and trimming down 10gb of video, here's what remains.


This show made clear that Festivus is the pole dancer's holiday. We saw a celebration, with Feats of Strength, all orchestrated around Festivus Poles. Fortunately Molly managed to transmute the Airing of Grievances into a song, "Stop Stealing My Shit" -- much more fun than watching Frank Costanza lay into George.

Photographic lesson of the evening: use a 'fast' lens -- give up composing in favor of more photons. Second lesson: don't take stills while filming -- the video freezes are too disruptive.