Cyndi Palmer: One man’s fashion is another man’s wedgie
September 4, 2008
Boxers or briefs? The in-thing as far as underthings go is not as simple anymore ” and that’s an understatement.
As kids go off to school again, many families have endured what I imagine was like that first week of September at my house growing up ” time for the hand-me-downs to be handed down and inventory of necessary school clothing taken.
Looking at the young crowds, I see new jeans top the list, more and more made to look faded or even frayed, and worn low on the guys, revealing the answer to that first simple question. But it was a sight at last weekend’s awesome battle of the bands that revealed a new young male fashion trend. The eclectic view got me wondering when others will catch on ” turning to thongs like this young lad.
Perhaps the brief attempt at coverage was his girlfriend’s idea and I’ll spare you the hypotheticals that creep up. But why not, that’s what the ladies are wearing under their hit hip-huggers. Ah, kids these days. But don’t get your knickers in a twist. Admit it, it’s funny and there would probably be so many more colors to choose from.
The only fashion dilemma I’m having is long- or short-sleeved shirt today? Here come the rains again, and the winding down of what has been a sensational sizzle of entertainment for All Access’ first summer. The cloud cover kept Tombstone Tales characters and visitors, most wearing dark colors, in good spirits. The Grand Arts Council had some incredible volunteers this year, as always and each of their events is another exciting step toward its Grand Arts Center in Grand Lake.
A short-lived downpour at the Fraser Valley FunkFest couldn’t keep us die-hards down at Shipwreck Landing North in Old Town Winter Park either (OK, we got down, but not from the rain). Mojomama cleared away the storm and the evening was electrified by outstanding performances from Clip 1, Nectaflow, Planet O, Tom Camillo, Oly and what has become almost my favorite version of Oly’s “View From Above” with Camillo on base, the Planet O drummer, and Nectaflow adding a little hip-hop. A “mourning” supporting my friends at the Tales cemetery event had me missing the Ohm Tribe and Sofa Kings but I heard they were incredible too.
Don’t forget, there’s two incredibly talented theatre companies putting on productions right now through the month. Grand Theatre Company is putting on “Honky Tonk Laundry” and the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is featuring “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” I mean to catch GTC’s and can assure you RMRT’s is well worth it.
Food for thought: “Marge, you being a cop makes you the man! Which makes me the woman – and I have no interest in that, besides occasionally wearing the underwear, which as we discussed, is strictly a comfort thing.” – Dan Castellaneta from The Simpsons TV show. “Friends are like wedgies … They know your inner self. They’re intimately close. And it feels great when you pick out a good one!” – Unknown.
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