I must confess … Janet Jackson is not the only Janet to have a problem with wardrobe malfunctions.
I also was performing for an audience of millions (okay hundreds). It was my high school concert, circa 1979, and I was in Year 8.
My friends and I performed a dance item (quite hilarious really – I’ve never been much of a dancer!) in a costume of matching skirts and boob tubes.
At all of 12 years old, I was what some might call a “late bloomer”. Especially in the chest department. I begged my mother to buy me a bra later that year even though I had absolutely nothing to put in it, just so that I could be like all my friends. But I digress.
As the song ended we turned to run off the stage and my boob tube, which had miraculously stayed in place despite all our funky dance moves, decided it was done for the night, and sank down to my waist. I was exposed to the whole school community – teachers, students, parents – for the most humiliating three seconds of my life.
I thought my life was over.
In truth, apart from enduring a few weeks of ribbing (more than the boob tube had, that’s for sure), the incident was soon forgotten.
Then there was the time not long after the hubster and I got engaged.
We were at a party hosted by my future in-laws, so you can only imagine how mortified I was when my future brother-in-law took great delight in pointing out in front of everyone, that I’d somehow managed to tuck the back of my skirt up into my knickers, on my last trip to the loo! Ooops.
Nearly twenty-five years later, once again I am delighted to report that nobody else remembers this incident at all – and as I’m not even a minor celebrity, there is no photographic evidence to haunt me 🙂 .
How about you? Have you had any memorable wardrobe malfunctions?!