Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Wardrobe Malfunction

I have something in common with celebs like Tara Reed.  You know, the celebs who unwillingly flash a little boobage.  Yup, I have had a major wardrobe malfunction!

I took dance classes from age 3 to age 16 but my 8th grade dance recital takes the cake for most excitement.  I was so happy to be in advanced classes which meant more routines and, in my opinion, way cooler routines.  My particular favorite that year was a song from Lion King, "Be Prepared".  I was so excited to perform the number and was just getting into it when the unthinkable happened!

As far as wardrobe malfunctions go, this could not have happened at a better time.  I bent down and over the music I could hear "Snap".  As quickly as I heard it, I felt my strap pop off and I reacted.  Grabbing my almost exposed boob, I followed the group with the next step, a leap, but then proceeded off the stage.  Mortified is the best word to describe what I was feeling.  Unfortunately, I couldn't actually exit the stage from the wing I was on so there I stood for the next 2 minutes or so... holding my costume up the entire time.

When the song was over, I hurried backstage where my mom and best friend were waiting.  My mom, who was the one who sewed my costume in place, was super apologetic but I was so embarrassed that I lashed out at her a little.  However, before she was even done sewing it back into place, I saw the humor in it and started laughing.

The worst part of the whole thing?  There were a bunch of high school boys in the back of the auditorium that I was sure would never let me live it down.  Even worse, my uncle had the whole thing of video.  Even worse, I had to wear this costume countless times over the next few days!  At least my nervousness was focused on keeping my costume on as opposed to performing!

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  1. I think the key phrase here was "my almost exposed boob"! Good save! Imagine how mortified you would have been had it actually been exposed! ~:0

  2. At least it was only "almost" exposed as opposed to fully exposed! Glad you could see the humor in it!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's

  3. Disaster averted - phew! So glad you got out of there and had your Mom to go to. Did the boys ever give you a hard time about it? BTW: on Tuesday I posted 3 tips about helping those with cancer. I'd love your thoughts.

  4. Thanks for stopping by today. I very much enjoyed your honest and heartfelt comment. Abby is lucky to have a Mom like you!



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