I’ve had a few professional photos come in from Saturday. I have to say, they are absolutely amazing! The Megapixel count is phenomenal (40+ I think!).
I wore black latex jeans and t-shirt, plus a waistcoat over (it was cold!).The shoes were patent leather.
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Asylum 55 is a great place! It has real fires.
Looking classy in front of the real fire.
You have one life to live. Live it as yourself.
Upon reaching my 40’s I realised that I wanted to actually be myself, and not conform to the standards laid down by others and I now respect others in their choices.
I used to be one of those people who made remarks about people’s appearance, and yet now when someone shares a photo of someone pierced/tattooed on Facebook with a snide comment (usually “describe this person in one word”) I read past all the ones saying “weirdo” and “unemployable” and I add “individual”.
For the record, the last person who judged me when I wore latex and made a snarky remark then in a different time and different place spent ages asking me about it and what it’s like to wear. They then couldn’t wait to try my PVC suit jacket on!
So it was Jake’s 27th on Saturday. He decided he wanted to go around Doncaster.
He also told me he was going to wear his new rose gold pvc jeans (ASOS, pretty much sold out now).
Not wanting to overshadow him I decided to go fairly vanilla – just a pair of jeans and an Oxford shirt. But when I jokingly said that I was thinking of wearing the PVC suit he said “mint!”.
Ok, I followed his intention…
It wasn’t too warm a day so I thought perhaps I could get away with it for a while.
We arrived in Doncaster and immediately I was a talking point. Loads of people commented on the amazing suit. Jake looked stunning in his outfit. Very metrosexual – quite flamboyant.
I was driving though so the only drinks I could have were Mocktails and low alcohol beers.
The night went as follows:
The Gatehouse -> The Wool Market -> The Gin Rooms -> The Red Lion
We left after the lion as my pvc suit was getting a bit clammy. It’s a great looking suit but it’s not really practical to wear on a day in day out basis.
Although it’s an absolutely terrible film, this guy was the one who made me realise that three piece suits could be leather.
I saw him in it when he was in the audience at a celebrity comedy event – the host commented on it and he said it was costume from “Spice World – The Movie”.
Of course I admired him in it very much and decided that I would own such an item.
Well it took me a few years, but eventually I did “the look”.
I’m not quite sure who suits it better though?
New shirt. It’s definitely… Noticeable.
The weekend ended with an Ethryll gig at the Royal Standard. We met Jake there, and Martin joined us shortly after.
After setting up and having a short soundcheck I went and changed into my new jeans. They’re amazing!
It’s as if someone exploded glitter on them. Larry and Jake both approved!
Sadly it was time for a Larry to go so I walked him back to the station and saw him to the train. It was very busy around the station so I was glad I chose that option.
When I came back in Jackalope Tales, the opener, were playing. I didn’t get to see very much of them but they were competent. American country music.
They finished and then Hollis took to the stage. Perfect for St Patrick’s, being Irish and all, he did a selection of covers and original tunes.
Finally after a half hour set, we took to the stage and did our thing.
By the end of the set I was really flagging. Far too much activity and far too little sleep.
I did, however, have a great weekend for exercise! Over 15000 steps on Sunday. 12000 on Saturday.
I felt like dressing in my pvc suit today. It’s out wedding anniversary and we’re heading out. Perfect going out wear!