March’s Making Out with Wes Perry and Friends — a low-key evening of comedy, music and variety acts — was quite possibly the best Making Out I’ve ever been to. Wes told true stories and singing songs inspired by the “Dirty Girls,” a Youtube documentary following young riot grrls in California in the ’90s. But it was the ’90s — who wasn’t dirty?
I’m one of those people that hates everything, but there wasn’t one ho-hum act in the bunch. Everyone told compelling hilarious stories or sang an amazing song or breathed new life into performance art or did something that entertained me. I was sad it had to end.
Making Out march featured performances and beats by:
- Andy Eninger
- Devin Bockrath
- Mister Junior
- Irene Marquette
- Shaun Sperling
- Heather Marie
- Joe Varisco (Read his tale of coming out as HIV+. You won’t regret it.)
- Adam Cohen-Leadholm
- Suzanne Osman
Of course, I wore a vibrant outfit to match these vibrant performers. (Click on the photos to enlarge them.)
- Torrid hot pink tunic top with jeweled neckline, size 2x, $12.49 on clearance
- Black cardigan with white polka dots, size 18, thrifted
- Simply Be blue ponte knit pencil skirt, size 26, $15 on clearance
- Forever 21+ Basic Leggings in navy, size 3x, $6.80
- ZenniOptical.com black cateye glasses with progressive lenses, $34.90
- Hot Topic pink studded ankle boots, size 11, $10 on clearance
- Pink hair bow, traded at the Creating Change 2013 fat caucus
As usual, the most expensive item in my outfit is the glasses. ZenniOptical.com has scores of cheap glasses — my frames are only $12.95, but I have to pay an extra $21.90 for progressive lenses. Still a deal, but still considerably more expensive than the single vision lenses included in the original price. To spice up my specs, I added rhinestones to the top of the frame with some Amazing Goop epoxy. And to protect the lenses, I covered them with painter’s tape before beginning gluing. I also did the same thing to my prescription sunglasses:
Some of my favorite shots from the night are below, and the full set is on the Plump Pinup Life & Style Facebook page.
Making Out With Wes Perry and Friends is every third Wednesday of the month at Upstairs Gallery in Andersonville, with a few sporadic special-edition shows at The Hideout. Show starts at 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. BYOB.
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