(all photos by Timothy Norris)
"Is this your first time?"
It's a common question at a Lucha VaVoom show, and, yes, it was my first time. If you've never been, you should go TONIGHT (though it's sold out). Anyway, if you're feeling down and want a little lift-up, is there any better drug than Mexican wrestling and burlesque? No. No. No.
LA Weekly photographer Timothy Norris, who's been shooting the past six or seven Luchas, set up a portrait studio last night in the basement of the Mayan, and all through the proceedings as body slams echoed above, Norris was stealing souls with his camera. Amazing shots from amazing people. We'll have a full slide show tomorrow (Norris is ringside tonight), but for now, a few teasers.
LAST NIGHT'S WRESTLING CARD
Paramedico Jr. & Dirty Sanchez
Chupacabra & Maldad
Bionico & Shamu, Jr.
3RD MATCH - SEMI FINAL
El Presidente & his Secret Service & Agent Little
The Crazy Chickens & The li'l Chicken
Cassandro, Queen of the Ring & Chilango
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Magno & Hector Garza
No, really, you should go. But if not, check out tomorrow for a full slide show of Timothy Norris' images.