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Country Ho-Downing with Lesbian Comic Vickie Shaw

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A May 2006 trip to Rockford by MCJ graduate

Vickie Shaws Sign Photo, More Photos
Quote: A country ho-down, demented comedy, a little rock, jazz, pop and blues music describes what Vickie Shaw's 50th birthday bash was all about. (Warning - this journal has lesbian adult theme.)

Country Ho-Downing with Lesbian Comic Vickie Shaw

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Overview

Vickie Shaw's Sign Photo,
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Vickie Shaw is one of my favorite lesbian comics. Ms. Shaw has been doing both the gay and straight venues for a considerable time. Some of these venues include Olivia Travel Cruises and Club Med resorts, Spellbinder’s, and the The Laff Stop in Houston, Comedy Underground, in Seattle, etc. When I heard Ms. Shaw was going to have a country ho-down celebration for her birthday and was going to perform, I told my partner we had to saddle up and go. Consequently, my partner and I mosey on down to Vickie’s Birthday Bash and BBQ. It was a slap happy time! Vickie and her entertainment friends put on quite a shin dig. She hosted the evening with her fabulous twisted self and passed the torch of come...Read More

Famous Dave's Barbeque

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Restaurant | "Famous Dave's"

Famous Dave's Barbeque Photo,
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Vickie Shaw's friend, Lisa Koch, jokingly stated that "White Trash food and beverage" would be on hand for this celebration, when advertising her tour date to perform at this event. Anyway, the BBQ buffet consisted of the following: BBQ chicken, beef brisket, coleslaw, potato salad, fruit salad, buns, birthday cake, etc. It was catered by a catering service called Famous Dave’s. The buffet table was set up on long tables which had paper table cloths. And the condiments were in similar containers such as the Kentucky Fried chicken barrels. There was plenty of food available for all. My partner, Sharon, and I ate the beef brisket sandwich, potato salad and coleslaw. Being a buffet , we had t...Read More

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Famous Dave's Barbeque
3303 North Perryville Rd.
Rockford, Illinois 61114
(815) 636-0300

Lisa Koch

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Attraction

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Critics describe Ms. Koch as a “touch of Bette Midler, a healthy dose of Carol Burnett, and a smattering of Karen Carpenter.” She is a native from Seattle. Koch is a singer/comedian that mixes comedy, theater, and music with unstable characters and her off-the-wall twisted songs that are both original and parody.Koch has traveled all over the country. She has been the headliner for the National and Michigan Womyn’s Music Festivals, Vancouver Comedy Festival, and is a regular on Olivia Cruises. Some people may recognized Ms. Koch from her three solo recordings("Both of Me,” “Colorblind Blues”, and “You Make My Pants Pound and other show tunes.” She is also one-half of the Seattle sk...Read More

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Lisa Koch. Part II

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Some of the wacky songs Ms. Koch sang during her performance included “The Women’s Health Care Medley” and “Stainies in my Undies Always Get Me down.” She also sang about a lesbian relationship breakup with lyrics like, “You left the cat but you took your p---- and now you are with a woman name Lucy.”As character Sister Mary Agnes, the crowd roared. Koch was adorned like a nun with robe and habit and a cross around her neck and holding a ruler. For part of this act, she picked on an audience member to punish. She asked a lady in the audience what her name was. And the lady said her name was“Mary”. Sister then told her it was a nice name but it would not save her. Sister Mary Agnes proceeded to...Read More

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Moondogs

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People line dancing at Vickie Shaw's 50th Birthday Bash and BBQ Photo,
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Moondogs was introduced by Vickie as Rockford’s number one rock band. They played that night from 6 to 8pm. There are five members in the band: a drummer, two guitar players, a vocalist and a keyboard player. Moondogs played a lot of older music. Music from the '60s '70s and '80s mostly. Music selections such as “Louie, Louie”, “Pretty Woman” and your “Momma can’t dance and Your Daddy Can’t Rock and Roll” were played. Being a straight band I assume, they seemed to handle the predominately lesbian crowd well. They encouraged the lesbian couples to dance. And asked Vickie to join them on stage. She did, but she was more interested in trying to find her beloved Sgt. Patch to dance with, i...Read More

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Roxanna Ward

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Roxanna Ward is another celebrity friend of Vickie Shaw’s that performed at Vickie’s 50th Birthday Bash and BBQ. She is a writer and director, singer, musician, producer and high school teacher. She has worked with Dolly Parton, Kirk Douglas, and several others. Her song called “Remember Who You are” was recorded by both the late Phyllis Hyman and currently by the pop, jazz, blues Diva, Suede. In addition, since 1992, Ms. Ward has performed on Olivia Cruises and Resorts. The evening my partner and I saw Ms. Ward , she roasted her friend Vickie, did some serious piano playing (accompanied Suede at times), sang some off-the-wall music lyrics and participated in skits with Vickie and Lisa...Read More

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Suede

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Suede Photo,
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Critics claim Suede’s performances is a mix of Louis Armstrong (because of her trumpet playing) and vocals of both Ella Fitzgerald and Rosemary Clooney. I personally think there is only one of her and her talent; and those three individuals are just a small resemblance of this enormously talented artist. In addition, this woman plays multiple instruments. Most of this evening she accompanied herself with piano, trumpet, or guitar. But occasionally her entertainer friend Ms. Roxanna Ward accompanied her by playing the piano. Suede’s overall performance was electrifying! Her confidence in herself was transparent. You could see the twinkle in her eyes and her occasional million-dollar smile flash on ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Suede

Rockford, Illinois

Suede

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Attraction | "Suede, Part II"

Suede Photo,
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Okay I confess, it was me that was the massive squeezer, but I didn’t do it on purpose. I was just so excited that this talented artist was giving us a photo opportunity and her autograph. As a result of this though, I failed to see what Suede had written. She had accidentally signed my name as Jacqueline instead of Jacquelyn. Then I debated with myself if I should return where Suede was autographing. I finally decided that I would. I again, shyly approached her. I then said politely, “You spelled my name wrong, that is not my name. I was wondering if you could please write over the line and just put lyn in its place.” She replied, “Just get a new one (I didn’t have to pay for it again) and I will sig...Read More

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Suede

Rockford, Illinois

Vickie Shaw

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Attraction

Olivia Cruise Line's Sign  Photo,
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Grandmother, mother, partner, and lesbian comic can describe the roles Ms. Shaw takes on. But she is prettier than Grace, funnier than Roseanne Barr, and nuttier than Carol Burnett. And then mix the lesbian ingredient and you have a crazy lipstick lesbian with attitude. I predict this multi-facet comic will become a sitcom star soon.Ms. Shaw has headlined in venues such as Michigan Womyn’s festival, National Women’s Music Festival, Monterrey Beach Women’s Festival,  the Dinah & Lina Shore Golf Tournament in Southern California, and at several clubs that include the following: Spellbinder’s and the The Laff Stop in Houston; Comedy Underground, in Seattle; The Improv in Cleveland; ...Read More

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Vickie Shaw, Part II

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MCJ and Vickie Shaw at Vickie's 50th Birthday Bash and BBQ Photo,
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Vickie on Menopausal/middle -age women:"You are walking around and for no reason you burst into flames.""When you are menopausal you are wet not where you want to be, and now you have to buy stuff to make you wet.""I have so many stretch marks that Sergent Patch asked me recently to lift my shirt up to know where to turn in Orlando."Pointing at her underarm flab (which she really doesn’t have) she said, "What is this? this reminds of what my dog looked like when she was pregnant.""What about chin hair? One night, Sgt. Patch said I p--ed her. And I said, no not yet but she said she was bleeding from it."Vickie on the Heterosexual C...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2006