Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holy Wardrobe Malfunction, Batman!

My dress almost fell off onstage Friday night.

It started with one shoulder of the dress slipping down my arm as I pounded on the keyboard. I tried to pass it off as a bad ass rock star thing, but then the other shoulder started slipping. I continued to belt out the song, unable to stop because it was during a solo set. The dress sunk lower, threatening to dip into dangerous territory. I began making my infamous Nervous Lauren face. I made eye contact with a few friends in the audience and could see that they were beginning to get nervous for me as well. I felt like I was living in that bad dream that I sometimes have - that dream where I'm onstage and my clothes fall off. Except this time, it wasn't a dream at all.

I stopped the song and comedically fixed my dress, then resumed the song where I left off and changed some of the lyrics to be about my near-wardrobe malfunction. So it turned out alright. And other than that, the show wasn't so bad.

Well, except for the part where I got up the nerve to do a song I had written two days prior and ended up mumbling half of the words because I forgot them.

Or the part where Magic Butter Guy opened for me and
1) started 45 minutes late because he had to change the tubes in his amp before his set.
2) came into the audience, stood right in front of where I was sitting, and serenaded me with a really long and very cosmic song about flowers.

But other than all of that, the show went fairly smoothly. Especially the trash rock bit. Ryan did a set with me after my slightly terrifying solo stuff (essentially, I opened for myself - how much more narcissistic can I be???). It was great fun. Turns out that the end of Original Sound Trash isn't really around the corner as I feared it might be, so that's good news.

I'll write a longer post tomorrow - it got be late and I am le tired.

Over and out, amigos.


  1. Way to recover from the wardrobe issue! I think I would have panicked!

  2. When I read this story (on the TASG) I thought Cosmic Butter guy was Young Elvis Costello. Guess they're all crazy.

    The dress thing made me think of (years ago) when Tara Reid flashed everyone and red carpet and didn't notice. At least you were aware you're dress was about to fall.

  3. Hahaha, that is adorable!! Glad you made the save!

  4. I'm just not that cool, haha. I probably would've cried! I bet the audience got a kick out of it. Good recovery. =)

  5. I would have freaked out. You handled that amazingly. At least you noticed before it was too late, right =)


  6. I totally would have been too afraid to stop the song, and I probably would have tried awkwardly shuffling my shoulders to try and wiggle the dress back up... nice save!

  7. Oh man, I would have nearly been in tears.

    What a recovery though. You my dear, belong on the stage, clearly.


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