Iconic Brisbane boylesque troupe Briefs Factory have returned for two awesome shows at this year’s Brisbane Festival.
Following their hot Dirty Laundry show earlier in the festival, they have joined forces with local band Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits for an unforgettable show featuring a family-friendly mix of pub rock covers and their trademark cheeky comedy.
Tuesday night’s premiere of the aptly named Cover Up features the guys in the state of least undress I’ve ever seen them.
The band treated the audience to some excellent pub rock style covers of classic songs from Elvis to Britney Spears and all kinds of genres in between, along with hilarious banter.
The Briefs boys were spectacular as always in their brand-new show, having as much fun as possible with most of their clothes on in a stunning set of sexy and comedic acts.
Opening with a classic burlesque fan dance, the performances included a range of circus-inspired juggling and aerobatics, with plenty of laughs and audience participation.
We were wowed by acrobatic displays, impressive hooping, rodeo-style rope twirling, and awesome displays of strength and balance.
The costumes were queer as hell and fantastic as always, featuring drag, towering high heels, and BDSM-inspired gear, along with plenty of fishnets, sequins, and glitter.
The show’s visually stunning big finale blew the crowd away to a huge ovation.
Whether you’re already a big fan like me or haven’t been lucky enough to see Briefs before, the show is a spectacular big night out.
There’s something for everyone, from music lovers to fans of drag, circus, and burlesque.
The final show of Cover Up for the festival is at South Bank tonight (Wednesday 22 September), with tickets still available online.
More photos and videos from opening night will be available soon exclusively for Pink Advocate Patreon subscribers.
Jesse was a guest of the Brisbane Festival.