Experiments in rock and roll fashion: trading in my heels for these weirdo flatforms
I love it. Playing by the hour lets us spend even more time doing what we love. Also, it pays pretty well, at least compared to most rock shows, which don't really pay at all. It's so much fun to lead the crowd as they dance and rock out. I've played many gigs over the years to people quietly drinking PBR, staring at the stage. At our shows, the floor is so packed with dancing people, if I gesture I might accidentally smack someone.
But 4 hours is a long time to be on your feet in high heels, and MC has been imploring me for the past two years to switch to flats. Guys do this a lot-- always with the "Those are kind of impractical," and the "You're just as sexy in sneakers or flats," acting conveniently oblivious to the elongation factor, let alone the obvious sex-bomb quality you get with heels, which is what I want sometimes (no shame -- I'm grown). What they're really saying is "I'm terrified by how painful those look." And in fairness, after 4 hours, some of them are painful.
MC also points out that I can't jump around or dance as effectively in high heels. FUCK. He really has a point on that one.
The author is seen performing in various examples of inadvisable footwear.
We're playing out more and more lately, so I thought I'd at least give myself another option. I looked around for some deals and scooped up a couple pairs of Doc Martens (which I'll be posting shortly!), and these totally ridiculous flatform hi-tops from MIA. This is rock and roll, after all.
Lately, I wear mostly metallic disco pants on stage (like the ones in that bottom, middle pic in the collage). I have them in many colors. I'll get some shots of my new shoes with them after our shows this weekend. But for now, here are my new kicks with my usual winter uniform.
I must state for the record that I love Cammila's outrageously high heels. I've always gone more for overt, no-apologies sexiness than for more coy, demure styles. Cammila's dangerously tall shoes broadcast power and ownership. But let's be honest, she really doesn't need them to convey her confidence and allure! And needless to say, speaking more literally, she looks just as sexy in sneakers and jeans. So I'd much rather she save her beautiful feet any pain and while she's at it, free herself up to move. Give the people what they want. ;) -MC
P.S. Michigan folks be warned: The Canastas are playing tonight at Mash from 10-2, and Saturday at Bar Louie from 9:30-1.