Last night I bumped into an old girl friend, Cindy, in a noisy theatre bar, post-pantomime performance. The place was buzzing, it was difficult to hold a conversation. We probably should have continued elsewhere. I lived just down the road. She screamed in my ear:
“Have you ever worn a dress?”
I didn’t even have to think about. “Yes, once,” I said. “It was a light-blue silky number and I swam underwater in it.”
She looked perplexed, so I explained further.
“I made a video for The Creatures, Siouxsie and Budgie, for their single ‘Say’. The video was based around the theme of reflections and water, rippling and flowing. It was filmed in a special tank with the water at body temperature but although it felt great, Budgie wasn’t comfortable swimming underwater. So I stood in for him. Swimming the underwater bits. In a dress. In the video Budgie was wearing a dress.”
Cindy still looked at me as if I was mad.
“What?” I said.
She laughed and said “No, I asked you: ‘Can you give me your address’.”