I’ve performed in amphitheaters, on beaches, on boats, at concerts, in government buildings, hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, schools, and once on the set of a television show. Now I can add “Turkish bath” to the list.
Monday I performed in the beautiful marble garden of one of Istanbul’s oldest historic Turkish bathhouses (a hamam).
A bride to be and 49 of her closest female friends and family were celebrating her impending wedding to her soulmate or whomever she’d arranged to marry.
When I arrived at the hamam I immediately recognized it as the Turkish bath I’d visited with my dear friend Alia several years ago in Istanbul. I remember feeling a bit uncomfortable that day when the ladies who’d given us our scrub-downs hovered outside our dressing room after we’d left the treatment area (to make sure they received tips from us), but that didn’t sully what was overall a fantastic experience.
Anyway, a very ornate and beautiful place.
. . . And a fun group of party-goers, all dancing and having a good time.