January 30th’s session with Sabrina Chap was one of our top attended sessions of all time. Really, it’s not surprising. In the spirit of openness, I should probably say upfront that Sabrina is one of our favorite people ever. She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s pretty, and a fucking ninja when it comes to dodging arcs of pee from drunkards. The last time she posed for us, she hadn’t been in the city (for the first time ever, mind you) two hours before some blitzed guy sitting at the bar in the Hippo whipped out his whatsit and tried to take her out.
Did I tell this story the last time I blogged about a Sabrina session? Probably. I’m not going to bother to look. In any case, with her back turned, she dodged it like it was nothing. Remember that scene in Resident Evil 2 with the hallway filled with lasers? It was like that.
In any case, whenever we’re in NYC, we try to meet her for a beer – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. The point is, of all the various interesting things to do in NYC, “a beer with Sabrina” is always on the list, regardless of what cockamamie thing is going on.
Oh, and she can sing. She sings real good. Here, take a listen.
The album that’s from, Oompa!, is honestly one of my favorite CDs.
You should go buy it.
So . . . how was the drawing? It’s Sabrina, you don’t even need to ask.
1 & 2-minute poses.
J. F. Schloman
Everyone ran to the bar and the powder room for a minute, and then we jumped into the 5-minute poses, the first of which was the non-dominant hand contest. If you’re right-handed you draw with your left, if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and if you’re ambidextrous, you—SQUIRREL!
The two winners received a mysterious concoction from Russell behind the bar.
J. F. Schloman
Another quick break and then it was time for a musical interlude. I already showed you the first song—here’s another, the title track from her latest album, We Are the Parade, which you should definitely also buy:
It was then time for the 10-minute poses. The first one was a contest, the theme being “Shit Baltimoreans Say”. The two winners received either Sterling Hundley’s Blue Collar / White Collar from Atomic Books in Hampden, or a pair of stockings from What Katie Did.
J. F. Scholman
J. F. Schloman
Next up were the 20-minute poses, the first of which was the last contest of the evening. The contest was the best incorporation of MacGyver, since it was Richard Dean Anderson’s birthday. The winner received Ragnar’s The Art of the Big City from Baby Tattoo Books.
And that was a wrap for our first session of 2012! [Kermit the Frog arm-waving YAAAAAYYYYY!]
Bubbling thanks to Sabrina Chap who came all the way from NYC; thanks to our wonderful sponsors Atomic Books, Flying Dog Brewery, and Baby Tattoo Books; thanks to Russell for slinging drinks and booze; thanks to Jeff for the photos above; and thanks to Alexis emceeing the thing.
Sweet Jesus, I’m getting the vapors.
[Aaron, that doesn’t mean what I think you think it means.—Alexis]
Don’t know if you know this, but besides being a burlesque and go-go performer, Candy is one half of the amazing photography duo that is Stereo Vision. A lot of our best flyers were created using photos they’ve taken. Reverend Valentine’s being the first that comes to mind—and there’s dozens of others.
She’s going to do a half-time performance for you too. Bring your EpiPen if you’re allergic to, you know, HOTNESS.