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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A Question About Groupies and Musicians

All my life I've heard stories of (and seen a few) women who apparently cannot contain themselves at concerts. And by themselves, I mean their breasts.

It probably started back in the days of Elvis, Tom Jones, Englebert Humperwhatshisname, Davy Jones, David Cassidy and Mick Jagger. Maybe before that time. It is a tradition that goes on to this day. And it has me baffled.

So I posed a question the other day to my friend, T, about concert behavior by some women.

No, not the ones who scream and dance like no one is watching (that would be me). No, not the ones who make banners proclaiming their undying lust for Billy Joe Armstrong. Not the ones who write messages on tshirts like "I *heart* U, John Mayer." Not the ones who faint from pure passion at Justin Timberlake shows. Not the ones who find themselves sitting with bikini tops on the shoulders of their dates at outdoor music festivals, worshipping Rick Springfield or some other 80's icon. Not even the ones who feel compelled to show their breast implants to Tommy Lee, though this one I kinda get, not that I would ever........

The ones I asked T about are the ones who throw their bras (and other underthings) up on the stage at their beloved rock gods. Bras are expensive! What's the point?

"Do you suppose they bring a spare in their purse to throw on stage or do they simply get overcome by a desire to disrobe and must discard their dainties onto some unsuspecting musician?" And what's HE going to do with it?

I truly don't understand it.

So I ask you, my oh-so-wise readers, what's with that? Guys don't do it, thank God, but why not? I mean, Avril Lavigne might just want a pair of your boxer briefs, ya know.

Inquiring minds want to know. Okay, just me.


Tug said...

I never got that either, unless they're hoping rockstar sees their bra & just HAS to have them. LOL. And I can only HOPE, seeing the size of some of them, that it's a spare. please God.

Sgt said...

Have you ever tried to remove a pair of boxer briefs at a concert?

I think the king of underthings (so to speak) is Tom Jones. One of my prior companies sponsored SPAC and we got free tickets all the time. One of the sets were for Tom Jones which I gave to my mother and wife. Mrs SgtRedline had to call from the concert to tell me that these old ladies were tossing panties onto the stage at ol'Tom. Now that would be a frightful sight.

Maybe I'll try tossing some boxer briefs up at the next Hole concert or something.

CruiserMel said...

Tug - OMG, you are so right on that. Some of those things could fit 2 human heads inside. Ewww.

Sgt - "Have you ever tried to remove a pair of boxer briefs at a concert?" Well, not my OWN, silly!!!!

tfg said...

It's worse than you think. Once the average age of Neil Diamond's groupies reaches 65, they're going to be flinging Depends up on the stage.

CruiserMel said...

tfg - What a visual!

Steven Novak said...

I threw my jock strap at van Halen once...

The bouncers threw me out of the building. ;)


Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Man, that's a great point. I'm going to send a pair of my boxer-briefs to Ann Coulter.

Just Sayin' said...

Hmmmmm... What do you throw if you're going commando???

CruiserMel said...

Steven - I can't imagine why!

LBB - She'd probably like 'em. She's probably got a pair just like those.

Just sayin' - I guess you would just throw caution to the wind and throw yourself on the stage - but be sure it's not Van Halen.

RockDog said...

That's Rock 'n Roll, Baby! Don't question it...embrace it! :D

hotpinksox said...

I think it must have started with one, like Tom Jones, and progressed from there.

Thanks for the comment. I'll be stopping by from now on.

Lindystar said...

Yeah sorry cruiser I don't get it either. AND if the rockers are anything like me they'll be grossed out and make the roadies clean them up and never go near the little bits of nasty.

Maybe there's some underground count sheet going on where all the bands log on and update their latest tally just to see who's the coolest by the # of stuff they get.

If that were the case I would go to a yardsale and buy like 100 bras and send them to meatloaf for you. He might need some help on his # ranking.

Swishy said...

Bras ARE expensive! Luke Perry's ex-wife threw a bra at him with her number written on it. He called and they ended up getting married and having two kids. Must have been a big bra! LOL.

Williebee said...

We threw a pair of boxers at Madonna once. The little bald guy next to us was in them.

Word is he's now a 50 year old towel boy at an exclusive sauna on the French Riviera... sans the boxers.

CruiserMel said...

Rockdog - Forgive me, it's just my logical side rearing it's ugly head. Perhaps when I get to Heaven and am allowed to know it ALL, I'll get an answer.

Hotpinksox - Hey, glad to have ya here. The wine is on the counter. Self-serve.

Lindy - Heh, Meat Loaf probaby could use a bra. Eeeewwwww.

Swishy - Are you telling me it works?

Williebee - Um, first - you just admitted to seeing a Madonna show. Hee-hee. Second of all, my brain just went to a dirty place when you mentioned a little bald guy and boxers in the same sentence.

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anon - just my beautiful smile.