Unfortunately I do not have photos for the moment of this year's BobFest event
w/the Misses, although many were taken, including our before and after (glam) shots (in my after shot, I projected a "lady in distress" look--very Cindy Sherman now that I think about it). Why did we need glam shots? It's "farm girl chic," don't you see? I mean, it was us doing "Baby, I'm in the mood for you," w/a sort of torch song/burlesque feel (we picked the song b/c it has the line, "Sometimes I'm in the mood, I want to hear my milk cow moan").
Basic uniform was overalls and a white tank top. Then we each glammed up the overalls in our own way. 3 of the Misses slit their overalls to open up the bottom of the legs, while 2 of the 3 put fabric into the now open-legged overalls, using silvery stuff or red glittery stuff. At the suggestion of M, I cut my shorts almost to the crotch then put black fringe along the bottom. So it was overalls, fringe, fishnets, silver boots. Most of us ended up put long fringe on our back pockets, too, and most of us had it on our front bibs so that everything moved as we shook and shimmied. There was just shitloads of glitter and glam everywhere on a bunch of overalls, see? Oh, and ruffle butts. Which leads to this year's t-shirt logo--"Ruffle Butts for Bob". Then jujupees picked up some really out there make-up, we used the fake eyelashes that jaaladay gave us, and nadine_a's sister did our hair really big. 1 of the Misses, B, had curlers in her hair all day so that when she took them out, she had these little ringlets. Excellent. She looked like a 20's movie star (well, 'cept for the overalls, I guess).
At the suggestion of one woman who came to a rehearsal, all of us sang the refrain, "Baby, I'm in the mood for you," w/each verse (as 1 by 1, we all got up and sang a verse on our own). By the time we got to the 3rd verse, people knew what to expect. That was the verse where we had our backs to the audience, hit our asses, then bent over and sang, "Baby I'm in the mood for you," while pointing out of our open legs.
And, yeah, people laughed at my orgasm sound (the song goes, "but then again, but then again, I said oh, oh, oh... Baby, I'm in the mood for you. Since the "oh oh oh" is kind of sexy, I said I had to make a kind of "oh GOD" sound, 'coz that's, you know, sometimes what I sound like at those moments). After playing at the dress rehearsal, I hit upon the idea of doing that sound, then sort of shaking afterwards, as I ended w/"I'm in the mood for you."
[the following is an exerpt from a response I gave to jaaladay
As for the performance as a whole? It was perfect. We hit everything right--the song, the dance moves, the attitude--and people laughed
where we wanted them to laugh (and also made wolf calls where we wanted them to).
One of the Swiss Misses said that, at the end, she looked over at Karin (the wife half of the general store where BobFest takes place) & she was laughing hysterically. Oh, good!! We were really worried, especially b/c we dropped our pants at the end of the song (w/ruffle butts on, of course, and white tank tops that, as we stood together, spelled out: "MOOOODD"--jujupees wanted a double-d on her chest, that's why the word ends w/2 ds--apparently, this was wi_c's suggestion). We were slightly worried, as much as we told ourselves that it was family friendly (what with the ruffle-butts and stockings it wasn't too bearing), that we wouldn't be asked back next year.
After the performance, nadine_a ran into a woman from Chicago who told her that last year, she and her husband came up to the area on a whim, happened to catch BobFest, and saw us. This year, they came up for BobFest, and when her husband was saying it was too hot and he wanted to leave, she said specifically that they had to wait for us to go on.
I also met a woman who said our act was the funniest thing she'd seen in years. YAY!
Then at a party at nadine_a's house, I met a woman who's worked in some burlesque and she said we hit it really well. That's what I was hoping for. Apparently, as I mentioned the other day, I was one of the women who really owned the attitude. That's what she and many people mentioned to me (well, that and the comments about the silver boots).
So, that's my part of BobFest.
On the business side, Furthermore Beer
--the co. that wi_c is part owner of--was selling beer and of course they did well--there was a line all day at the beer tent. I heard some good comments throughout the day about their beer. Like, "Oh, yeah, the Proper is really good." (I like both, although I've got a thing in my heart for their peppery beer). Cool thing, they worked out something w/TOmmy Porter of Lake Louie that they could sell their beer & his beer, so essentially Tommy didn't screw himself out of the beer-selling opportunities, he didn't have to provide the labor to sell the beer, and Furthermore beer got to make its public debut--in fact, maxchaos
was out there pouring beer, too. What a shock to see her. I wish I'd seen her at nadine_a's later on.
So, overall, somehow with everything that's gone on, and all of our other priorities, we managed to pull it off again. Thanks so much to the other Misses for putting everything into it. Next? Art show!