Metal Goddess Bellydance Troupe
August 26, 2004 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Met@l Goddess Bellydancing. That's it, what more do you want. The entry page rocks, but I found Crazy Train a more trenchant hermeneutic discourse.
posted by freebird (24 comments total)
I am so turned on right now.
posted by Robot Johnny at 12:06 PM on August 26, 2004

...I should mention I saw this zipping past on the main stream. I think it came from a user named SpliFFrd or somesuch. In the interest of both proper accreditation and my own defense.
posted by freebird at 12:11 PM on August 26, 2004

At my wife's last bellydancing show, she used Portishead's Glory Box.
I'm a lucky, lucky man
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:16 PM on August 26, 2004

Two great tastes that go great together.
posted by etc. at 12:35 PM on August 26, 2004

Only the guitar stylings of Steve Vai could so fully evoke the mysterious allure of the Orient. It's oh so right.

I love how the animated GIF flames bring Firefox on my 2GHz Athlon to its knees. Flames... too hot... for... Gecko...
posted by Voivod at 1:01 PM on August 26, 2004

Bummer, I can't seem to get the .mov to play.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:20 PM on August 26, 2004

Yarr. Me votes for Crazy Train.
posted by chrid at 1:22 PM on August 26, 2004

They're not as good as you'd imagine, but they're plenty good enough.

Seriously, though. That's hot. (I might even know a club that could book them...)
posted by chicobangs at 1:27 PM on August 26, 2004

Call me a party pooper but I found that pretty laughable. Seemed more like handbangers that do the a few belly dance moves than people belly dancing to metal music.
posted by dobbs at 1:30 PM on August 26, 2004

My lady friend is a belly dancer, and she just about died when I showed her this. My brain is paralyzed by adjectives; I don't know how to describe this. I feel the way I felt the first time I watched Showgirls.
posted by majcher at 1:56 PM on August 26, 2004

Majcher, you've watched Showgirls more than once?
posted by etc. at 2:06 PM on August 26, 2004

posted by sonofsamiam at 2:26 PM on August 26, 2004

You kidding, etc?

Showgirls is the new Rocky Horror. It redefines sucktacular for a new generation of insomniac geek-sluts addicted to in jokes.

It gets five stars for lousiness, and these dancers clearly have that spirit in 'em.

Here we are! Rock us like a Hurricane!
posted by chicobangs at 2:46 PM on August 26, 2004

things are speeding up! this one only took three months!
posted by quonsar at 2:57 PM on August 26, 2004


now get out of my way, you're blocking the screen...

I just wish any of my friends did. I seem to be the only one in on the joke.

I loved this! I only watched one video, but it seemed to me they were keeping their tongues firmly planted in cheek, rather than trying to create a new art form. Which isn't to say they don't take it seriously or enjoy it. In fact, more the latter, I'd say. It's fun for them, and it appears that way to the audience, in my humble estimation.
posted by PigAlien at 2:59 PM on August 26, 2004

I vote for the Pharnoic Dance. All those hands.
posted by of strange foe at 3:19 PM on August 26, 2004

Also, that's the first time I ever listened to an Yngwie F. Malmsteen song all the way through.
posted by chicobangs at 3:23 PM on August 26, 2004

There's a lot of belly dance hybridization happening these days. Check out Electro Exotica and Tribal Infusion for other examples. Also: I've heard rumors of a goth bellydancer in Seattle, but can't find a link.
posted by arielmeadow at 3:49 PM on August 26, 2004

I hereby promise I will never watch Showgirls as a part of my ongoing war against toxic irony.
posted by jonmc at 6:25 PM on August 26, 2004

I hereby propose that the word 'handbangers' be used henceforth to describe bigtime porn aficionados.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:27 PM on August 26, 2004

Okay, but just please don't post any images of the Handbangers Ball.
posted by taz at 8:32 PM on August 26, 2004

Which one, the right or left?
posted by arto at 10:15 PM on August 26, 2004

Yay, arto! It's you and me, kid; I'll set 'em up, you knock 'em down.
posted by taz at 2:08 AM on August 27, 2004

MetaFilter: Home of the Handbangers Ball
posted by billsaysthis at 3:12 PM on August 27, 2004

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