|Boards outside Morgans Tavern|
Walk around the Rincon area and virtually every bar and club has a board outside listing the various entertainers and tribute acts on with the times. Entry to these places is free - all they hope is that once you are in you will stay for the night and purchase drinks. Yes the prices are slightly more expensive but then the entertainers have to be paid.... if it was a club in the UK you would also probably be charged an entry price just to get in.
You can hear and watch a huge variety of very talented people, ranging from tribute acts such as Peatloaf, Girls Aloud, Lady Gaga, Michael Bauble,Black Eyed Peas as well as those singing under their own names such as DebnHer to comedians catering to all tastes and last but not least, The Legend ... Sticky Vicky!
|Outside the "Rose & Crown"|
Vicki is originally from the Canaries, now nearing 70 years of age and was trained as a classical ballerina in Barcelona. After the fall of dictator Franco there were no restrictions on what could or couldn´t be done - obviously I am talking legal things here. Vicki decided that she needed to reinvent herself and the demand from the clubs at the time was for "exotic shows", so along with a magician friend she somehow came up with her original act!
She has been doing her routine for the last 30 years, performing seven nights per week and several times per night - she only takes New Years Eve off! Walk through the English quarter and you will see her banner hung from at least half a dozen clubs, displaying the time when she will be on there. You won´t find it difficult to catch her somewhere....
Now according to El Pais - their words not mine " Her show consists of pulling objects out of her vagina: Coca Cola bottles, giant candles, light bulbs... somehow glowing, and real razors which she asks a member of the public to test by holding a piece of paper that she can cut with the said razor and for her finale, a bunch of flowers!" At Christmas time its a Christmas tree....
|Banners seen everywhere in the English quarter|
Its a matter of personal choice I believe whether you go and watch her - its almost a right of passage, especially for the stag and hen groups. It certainly fills up the bars - I think if it wasn´t for her then some of them wouldn´t still be in business. So whatever your opinion she certainly deserves an award for sheer bottle doing what she does. However, Im still puzzled as to what gave her the idea for this unusual act...
Benidorm´s Kinky Karen
Stags and Hens in Benidorm
More theme bars appearing