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It's a Bird, It's a Chupacabra, It's Lucha Va Voom!

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Story by Sheri Zampelli

Valentine's celebrations started early this week at the Mayan Theatre when Lucha Va Voom came to town with a "Super Sexy Show". There was something for everyone including female dancers the likes of Bonita Labelle and Cherchez Lafemme who shook their hips and tassle-covered breasts in synch with exotic music. There was Roxy Roulette, a man on a pogo stick who stripped down to his skiveys then took off three pairs of underwear filled with glitter before lunging into the audience wearing nothing but a g-string. And, for those with less traditional ideas of what sexy means, Dirty Sanchez was in the house.

During the Lucha part of the evening (inspired by Lucha Libre), masked men entered the boxing ring for numerous rounds of wrestling theatrics. Occassionally a wrestler flew out of the ring and onto the laps of audience members in the first row. Lil' Chicken raised the bar a notch by jumping from the balcony down to the first floor with nothing between him and the concrete except a few well-trained body guards. The evening was narrated by tongue-in-cheek comedy announcers Blaine Capatch and Tom Kenny who sporadically called out "Lucha" to which the crowd replied "VaVoooooom." Add lots of el Jimador tequilla and beer to the evening's mix and you've got a recipe for some pre-Valentine's sexiness for all in attendance.