On November 2, 2012, BurlyCon made history! We successfully set a Guinness World Record for “Largest Fan Dance.” 252 dancers, clad in traditional burlesque costume, held 504 fans as they simultaneously performed a fan dance to Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” for five minutes. The dancers met the Guinness requirements for setting a record on the first attempt! Just for good measure (and further evidence), the dancers then completed a second successful attempt. The package of evidence (data, witness statement, photos, and videos) went to Guinness for official confirmation. We kept our fingers crossed as we awaited Guinness’s decision. Our patience and hard work paid off! BurlyCon heard back from Guinness: We’d set the world record!
Vixen Valentine had the privilege of not only attending but also performing at the Munich Burlesque Festival and see a variety of burlesque performers from around Europe, Canada and the US. She shares her observations with us!