February 22, 2012 in Shows
Men of X, the male counterpart to X Burlesque, at the Hooters Hotel and Casino is the perfect show to kick off bachelorette party or birthday festivities in true Las Vegas style, blending the lines between stage show and interactive performance for a night that bachelorettes and birthday girls are certain to remember for many years to come. If you do bring your man or your mother with you, don’t worry, you won’t see any frontal male nudity; you will see some booties, six-pack abs, chiseled pecs, and buff arms.
The men came out to eerie opening music, with their faces completely obscured by capes, which they dropped as they performed a group dance routine. The audience was then introduced to their host, AJ, and each of the men in solo routines that embraced the classic camp of the male revue genre, dressed in various professions for a sexy career day. Baybay, DeAngelo, and Kaleb each performed their own routines which included such male classics as a firefighter routine, cowboy routine performed to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” and the announcement that someone had infracted “Penal Code 6969” and it was up to Officer Marcus to bring them to justice. If you think it looks like The Village People with washboard abs, they make fun of that too, performing to “YMCA” before breaking it down into a modern hip hop song.
After their solo routines, the men go out in the audience to perform dollar dances, ensuring that every lady in the audience gets some up close and personal time, before going back to the stage for more group routines that included a dance-off between AJ and Baybay with some playful and funny moments in which they challenge each other’s manhood, and another with each of the men dressed in a different military costume. Perhaps the funniest of all was when they brought one bachelorette on stage to “make a porno” with all of the men, which ended with them telling the girl to close her eyes and open her mouth, spraying mass quantities of white silly string on the unsuspecting girl, covering her face and hair before aiming on the audience.
Everyone who wants to be a part of the show gets the opportunity and everyone who doesn’t want to be a part of the show gets to laugh at their friends while they ogle the men, who do not seem to be strangers with the Bowflex. Men of X is a fun change-of-pace from the way-too-serious-for-being-naked female revues, keeping you laughing and gasping throughout as they unveil new surprises and innuendos. Whether you’ve been charged with the responsibility of planning the bachelorette party or just want to have fun with the girls, Men of X delivers.