PHOTOS: Uptown, Downtown and Upside Down at the New York Boylesque Festival

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The 3rd Annual New York Boylesque Festival exploded all over Manhattan this past weekend. Thirsty Girl and Daniel Nardicio brought more than 40 burlesque performers in from as far away as Austria and Japan for the festival. Friday night’s Teaser Party, hosted by the World Famous *BOB*, kicked off at Drom in the East Village when performers like Matt Knife, The Mansfield Brothers, and Ron Dez Vous took the stage with Fire Island resident DJ Chuckles spinning. The party moved uptown to BB Kings in Times Square for Saturday night’s Main Event. Here NYC drag legend Sweetie introduced 20 of the top boylesque performers from around the world. Highlights of the evening included London’s Matt Fraser, Chicago’s Jett Adore, as well as hometown boys Brewster, Jonny Porkpie, and Mr. Gorgeous.

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