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Madison Snaps: July 29, 2008
part my hair, and kiss my brow, and say, my love why sufferest thou?
part my hair, and kiss my brow, and say, my love why sufferest thou?
Credit:Kandy Watson

Today's image is titled part my hair, and kiss my brow, and say, my love why sufferest thou? and was photographed by Kandy Watson.

In his short love poem titled "Longing," the Victorian writer Matthew Arnold originally unveiled the words that make up the title of this photo, shot at the "Hot Mess!" drag king and burlesque show on Saturday at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Madison. Along with local troupes that included the MadKings, Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies, and Cherry Pop Burlesque, the event also brought performers from Milwaukee and Chicago to the stage.

Hundreds of people turned out for the show, which was organized by Emily Mills, a local writer, actor, filmmaker (and contributor to The Daily Page). More images from "Hot Mess!" can be viewed in a photo set capturing scenes both on and backstage.

"My heartfelt thanks to the Madison community and everyone who came out to support these talented performers and the performing arts scene in general," noted Mills in a report after the show. "It was a resounding success, and I'm still not entirely sure how I managed to pull it off. I had help, of course, and should I ever do this sort of thing again, I will make sure to have even more help. But still, wow."

This is the latest entry of Madison Snaps: photos of Madison-area events and locations. The Isthmus group photo pool is the primary source for Madison Snaps, which are published here with the permission of individual contributors. If you are interested in having your photo eligible for Madison Snaps, please respond to the posting on the Flickr group page, or send a message. There is no compensation for Madison Snaps photos, which are © to the respective photographers.

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