Egyptian Lover NYE 2013

December 4, 2012 by Katzendame

Wondering what to do this New Year’s Eve? Look no further than this gorgeous dance party extravaganza at YU in SE Portland. Check out the details and buy tickets here:

Totally bitchin’ event page for Egyptian Lover

Spectre of The Rose and I both have an enduring interest in ancient Egypt, so you know we were absolutely thrilled to learn of this event. Plus, we like to dance and we love all Egyptian Lovers and Tutters and their ilk.

Most importantly, this event features the one and onlyp Legendary Egyptian Loverp himself!!!

Learn it.

Egyptian costume

Spectre of The Rose or Cleopatra?

In fact, Katzendame happened to be watching The Mystery of The Cocaine Mummy * about an Egyptian mummy that tested positive for cocaine and nicotine, when she heard about the event. Bitches were partying! We will not get into the historical ramifications and various theories up-ended by this startling discovery but suffice to say, we can look to the ancients on how to bring in a new year. We are not condoning the use of cocaine and nicotine, because they are bad. We do condone dancing, wearing a ton of makeup, Maryjane, Sazerac cocktails, wine, getting down and enjoying life.A

Egyptian Goddess Bastet

Bastet statue photo by Kotofeij K. Bajun

Are we hedonists? Perhaps a bit. We prefer to think of ourselves as Maenads, followers of Dioynisus. Katzendame also worships Bastet, the Egyptian cat god, but perhaps you guessed.

Back to wearing tons of makeup; Katzendame recently discovered when refreshing herself on the finer points of her chosen deity that the ancient Egyptians wore cosmetics as a sacred rite. Pharoahs, proletarians, men, and women alike, all wore cosmetics, especially eye makeup to emulate the eye of Horus. Black kohl was worn around their eyes in an almond shape and accompanied by green eyeshadow. To be beautiful was to be holy and their cosmetics held magical powers.w

Next up: Spectre of The Rose on the King Tut exhibit in Seattle and the fabulous dance style called Tutting.

And Steve Martin.  I hope that the Spectre writes about Steve Martin.

 


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