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Photo Essay: Last Night at the Edison's Incandescence Wednesday

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Last night we hit downtown L.A. for the Edison's weekly event, Incandescence, where vaudeville circus/dance troupe Lucent Dossier was performing from the stage, from the rafters, from the floor amid the audience. We sampled the absinthe cocktails which were served to us in vintage-looking glass bottles that we were allowed to take home. And even some of the liquor shots were handed to us in corked glass bottles that resembled those miracle elixirs con men used to shill back in the day. "Promise this will make us tipsy? Hey! It works!"

We marveled at the spectacle of the trapeze artist performing high above our heads, twining and untwining herself in reams of cloth without touching down on the floor. On stage was a dance performance of vaudevillian proportions which got our toes tapping. So much fun!

There was even this lady named Candy who walked around wearing organic strawberry cotton candy that she asked guests to taste. We reluctantly pulled a piece of her cotton candy wig and put it in our mouths. Hmm, er, umm...mmm, pretty good! Apparently she was going to walk around Edison until all her cotton candy was gone. Wish we got a pic of her at the end of the night.

The Edison crowd wasn't as Burning Man as we thought it was going to be. Rather it was a mixture of well-dressed sophisticates and circus people. Making people-watching another fun activity for the evening, which we were able to do from the comfort of our corner booth.

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If you're worried that you missed the circus, don't fret. Lucent Dossier will continue to perform at the Edison every other Wednesday at 8pm.

Tickets: $10 before 8pm, $20 after 8pm, $15 with online pre-order at Edison's Web site.

The Edison
108 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, California 90012 (map)
(213) 613-0000