Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Red Sweater Performance

I rarely ever wear black, unless I know I'm going to be on stage.  Is that a secret attempt to look like a stage hand because I'm scared of the spotlight?  Perhaps.  But after my handy propranolol, center stage loses all of its sting, and the red gloves, er, cardigan, come out.

Dress: Francesca's
Cardigan: Francesca's (I love that store)
Beaded belt: Indigo boutique in Little Rock
Tights: Target (they already have a run! Arg angry face)
Shoes: Dillards
Necklace: from my mom's costume jewelry 

Michelle and her husband Matt were so sweet to come out and see me play - I kerplunked my way through most of the guitar parts, but I always enjoy singing at high volumes in front of staring people - especially if I've had a beer, or several, before hand, (this time it was only one).

Here are pictures of me looking silly.  Who looks good when they sing?  Oh, Beyonce.



I have to give props to Julie and Kevin of the BGC for setting up this fundraiser with Hangtown Grill, and to the other ladies who sang songs.  One of them has made me want to run out and learn Janis Joplin ASAP.

I got to leave work early to participate in the event, and it's odd being out on a weekday between the hours of 5 and 8PM now, as that's my busiest time at work.  I forget that grown ups go out and have lives during that part of the day!  Being in a restaurant at 6PM was sort of like getting to be a big kid just for the day.   

Now here's a non-singing picture of me so I can feel less silly looking.

Hm.  Somehow I don't feel better... but then I remember tomorrow is Friday, and all is right with the world.

Are you looking forward to the weekend?  Mine possibly involves rugby and sandwiches, and that's also a plus.


Sidewalk Chalk said...

Aww, love your performance photos -- you do look good singing!

This is such a sweet outfit -- I like the red sweater and the little pattern on your belt.

Have a great weekend!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Amanda said...

haha thank you! That belt is really cool because it's actually made of beads, like an oversized bracelet or something. I'm all worried about it stretching out so I hardly want to wear it! Is that a catch 22?

Michelle said...

I was there and I heard no kerplunking! Fibber :P

Kelly said...

Ooh, I love that belt. Stacy and Clinton would approve.

J to the ewels said...

Thanks so much for playing - you were great! I loved all the songs. Blame it on Your Heart is my favorite Patty Loveless song - I used to sing it all the time! We could def bust out some harmonies on that one. I had fun dancing with Connor to Bye Bye, Baby.

To answer your question, if it's not the weekend, then I'm looking forward *to* the weekend. Mine will involve meeting my friend's week old son, visiting my in-laws
(this is a pleasant thing) in Canyon Lake, running and romping with my dogs.

Hope you have a fun weekend!


Diya said...

love the outfit!

ps. found your blog via the new media fashion bruch website... I'm going too! yay fellow austin fashion blogger.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What, no video? Kidding! Looks like you did well!
Red is such a fab color on you!
Hope you have a grand weekend.

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