Monday, March 1, 2010

A dance floor tiger lady pumpin everything she has

This weekend I was schooled. Turns out that from the east to the west - the girls in the middle really do rock the best. Okay, I don't want to say that your weekend plans were lame, but I'm willing to bet my entire wardrobe that I had a more entertaining weekend than you. The city of Austin was blessed with a visit from the worlds greatest Cewebrity - The Midwest Diva herself - Miss Leslie Hall & her incredible Ly's! I was there front & center! Nani Nani Boo Boo! The show was packed & the crowd really brought the bling! A sea of gem sweaters shining brighter than all the stars in the nights sky my friends. No, I don't have any photos. All the pictures I took didn't really turn out or do the event any justice.. but hey, I never claimed to be a photographer! So - I drew this for you instead:
I first came across Leslie Hall a few years back while poking around on the internet looking at billions of beautiful bedazzled garments & accessories. Then *Shazaam* I found www.gemsweater.com & my life was changed forever by a chubby girl wearing gold spandex. My heart began to melt when I laid eyes on her larger than life hair do (remember kids I'm from Dallas, where there's only one rule with hair, the bigger the better) & by the time she started rapping I became completely infatuated with her & her talented back up singers The Ly's. I've laughed til I cried while she raps about the movie Willow. Leslie's Zombie Killer 7" is one of the dearest discs in my collection. Her smash hit Craft Talk plays on repeat in my mind while I'm stocking up at Hobby Lobby... And when the Ly's became flesh & blood Tiger Ladies I went from razzled & dazzled to head over heels faster than you can say Gold Pants! On that note kittens lets all gather around the youtube so Leslie's gemz & jamz can glimmer in our eyes as they well up with tears of joy caused by her seriously hilarious genius.



Aaahhh... That really hit the spot! Am I right ladies? Kitties? She's just the greatest. Also in running for the greatest is Christopher The Conquered who is out on tour w/ Leslie right now! No, there are no tiger ladies in his band, but there is a really awesome horn section & Christopher himself (Crush Alert) will win you over & have you dancing before he's even 3 songs deep into his set.

It was a great night filled with dancing, drinks, ski ball, gemz, jamz, gifting (I dropped off one of my pink Hell Yes brooches at the merch booth for Leslie), best fwends AND I finally got to shake hands with the lovely & talented Rachel Hobson of Average Jane Crafter & Craftzine fame. See - all the cool cats came out to this show! Which means you MUST go! The tour is headed West next - so all my readers in big CA - mark your calendars, don thine gems & let it all hang out! Visit www.leslieandthelys.com for tour dates <3 onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/3007166100_2edd47b406.jpg">

Anyhow - If Leslie isn't coming to your town anytime soon you can pick up her records or a pair of spandex pants at the Hefty Hideaway .

So? What do ya think? How did my weekend stack up to yours?

xo!
Bonnie Rue

10 comments:

Kathie Sever said...

i can. not. believe. the one weekend i get outta town and get away from my children also happens to be the weekend of L&theLy's. sad sad sad kathie. not sure if i want to thank you for the recap or smack ya for rubbing my nose in it.
how bout a thank smack? or a smack you very much?

Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

I am a fan of "smack you very much" - I think I'm going to snag that from you and say it lot in the next few weeks building up to sxsw.
So Kathie - where did you go? Yoga retreat? I hope so!

kirkland said...

You win by a mile! What a lucky lady you are. I hope you wore your spandex.

sewa mobil said...

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Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

@ kirkland - man, getting ready for the show I realized that I have a serious lack of spandex in my life. Which is LAME! I did wear an 80's sweater dress that made of glittery black & white yarn. Kinda tigery - but fitting for such an event. Maybe I'll bedazzle it before Leslie comes back to TX!


@sewa - Thanks! I'll try to keep em coming <3

Reviews said...

My eyes still hurt from all the gems gleaming in the stage lights! Thanks for the drinks, Lush-iness and fab music this weekend.

Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

Haha! We did have some "lushi-ness" didn't we! Both kinds... the kind you drink too much of and the cosmetics! Waaay fun!

Candice said...

BONNIE!!!! I had no idea this existed in the world. Holy crap, I'm in love.

Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

Oh yay! Candice! I'm so crazy happy that you love her. I want to help spread the love of the maker of thy gems. I'm glad it's working!

jordan said...

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