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Magic Gardens is the name of Viva Las Vegas’s memoirs, and it refers to the infamous Old Town strip joint of the same name.

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Emcee Tres Shannon of Voodoo Doughnuts fame, and poet Walt Curtis, a collaborator of Gus Van Sant’s, were just two of the famous faces in this crowd.

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Hey ladies! Writer and rock fan Pennie Lane (left) shares the stage with the gal of the hour, Viva Las Vegas. Lane was the subject of the Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous where she was portrayed by Kate Hudson.

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The dancer’s name is Ruby and she can usually be found working the stages at Mary’s Club and Lucky Devil Lounge.

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Industrial tape artist and dancer Mona Superhero favored the crowd with some prose and poses.

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A veritable sea of fans clustered around the stage with bouquets for Ms. Las Vegas

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Burlesque legend Lucy Fur flew in from Los Angeles to make the scene and shimmy the night away.

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Tylor H. Neist from the Red Sneaker Chamber Players gathers cash for the dancers, as well as discarded underthings. It’s a thankless job, but someone’s got to do it.

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Nikita the fire dancer proved to be one of the hottest acts on the bill.

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Dancer Charlotte Treuse loses her legging during a provocative number.

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Singer, actress, playwright, and famous femme Storm Large shares a laugh with dancer Malice, who can be seen at Sassy’s, Devil’s Point, and in the James Westby film, The Auteur.

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Let’s rock! Time to put down the book and pick up the mike. Viva Las Vegas smolders on stage with her band Coco Cobra and the Killers.

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