There are important reasons behind my craft slacking this week, mostly being that I am basically destitute at the moment. You know, just livin' the "American Dream" :) It's a combination of taxes + mortgage + Lady GaGa tickets all colliding in the same pay period, and should be slightly better in a week or so...but until then I'm definitely not allowed in or near any stores, so starting Halloween or costume projects is on the back burner.
Yeah, that's right, I slipped Lady GaGa in there. You you can't feel too bad for my financial misfortune, since I clearly dug that hole myself :)
But on the bright side, LADY GA GA!
Could there be a more craftastic entertainer? She's following in the footsteps of Bette Midler and Cher with the kooky costumes and true "PERFORMANCE" art.
While the event is a long way off (end of August) it's still pretty exciting. I can only imagine what outfits we'll see - and did I mention I should be able to see PRETTY DARN WELL?
That's what I hear anyways, seeing as my dear old dad got a pair of tickets in the VIP section...
VIP? Me?!?!? Oh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!
Flashback to hilarious moment at the Bon Jovi concert last week:
Dad: "I'd really like to see that GaGa Lady sometime. I think that would be a really interesting show."
Flashforward to the present: Whoa, I guess he was serious!!! VIP Baby! I'm actually not sure what that means, but I'm excited to find out :) And add that to the list of amazing events I need serious costumes for - clearly I can't pass up the opportunity to wear something Ga-Ga-esque, and the Book Club seems willing to follow suit. Maybe whip up something for dad too :) GaGa doesn't abide the "street clothes" look:
"When I meet celebrities and they’re in casual clothes, I’m always like: ‘Whaaat?’ I don’t mean to be judgmental, but it would do them better to be who they really are, all the time. This is really who I am all the time. When I get out of a car and there are 30 fans waiting for me, I know I’m dressed the way I should be. There’s a reason they have that emotional reaction."
— Lady GaGa doesn't wear casual clothes / March 31, 2010