No, you certainly don’t shine, Brandon Flowers. And yes I do mind.
Look, people, there aren’t many things in the world that I get ridiculously, out-of-my-mind excited about*, but I read an article in Rolling Stone about 3 and a half years ago in which Brandon Flowers described a disco ball suit that he was prototyping and testing out for The Killers’ upcoming tour.
*This is a total lie. There are many things that I get ridiculously, out-of-my-mind excited about.
Well. If you’ve been reading this site for long enough (or likely if you’ve even just met me once) then you know how much I love shiny, glittery things (especially clothing). Imagine a disco ball suit. Like, seriously, close your eyes for a moment and just really take the time to consider the gloriousness of it. A suit made to resemble a disco ball!? How would this work? Would it be heavy? Who would even think of it in the first place? I became obsessed. Ask The Finn, I wouldn’t shut up about it. To this day, when he mentions The Killers and I get a faraway look in my eye, he’s like “You’re thinking about the disco ball suit, aren’t you?”
So, what of said suit? It never materialized. The Finn and I went to see the band on our first wedding anniversary, when they were touring in support of Day & Age (an excellent record) and I was pretty sure by then that the suit wouldn’t make an appearance. I hadn’t heard it mentioned again since that original interview.
I was briefly consoled this past summer by Bono’s laser jacket, but I’m still waiting for the disco ball suit. You gotta dream big, you know? I know it’ll find its way into my life someday. For now, that’s enough.
November 22nd, 2011 at 6:17 pm
is this the time to get mine out of the closet…
November 22nd, 2011 at 6:20 pm
most emphatically, YES!
November 22nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm
there’s guy that may or may not still hangout in Toronto, who I believe from time to time still goes out to rock shows with his very cool “flashing light blub jacket”! It’s a sight to behold! He’s been doing it for ten maybe twenty years…
his name I think is Marph…
he use to just stroll around @ any cool gig that was in town…
PJ Harvey, QOTSA, Jesus Lizard, L7, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, Nick Cave & The Badseeds, Hole, Ministry, Butt Hole Surfers, you name it he’s been there wandering around flashing away beautify…
anyways, it’s always cool to see people dressing up and bringing that certain om bonces to the party!
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:49 pm
hahaha sounds like an interesting dude!
November 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm
The disco ball jacket and the disco ball boots appear in this video:
November 23rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Is it wrong that I want to own pretty much every one of his outfits? I think I could pull them off! 😉
November 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm
(I so could not pull them off like he does).
November 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm
Here is a photo of him wearing the jacket:
November 23rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm
This is very close to how I pictured it. You have literally just made my day. Thank you!!!!!!! 🙂
November 23rd, 2011 at 6:25 pm
It has to be asked…do you, by chance, own a pair of red glitter doc martins? Its just a hunch.
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:47 pm
You are very insightful.
Sadly, they are no longer with me. Lost in the move.
Do you, by chance, own a pair?
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:55 pm
To my never ending sorrow, they were “borrowed” and never returned…
November 25th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
That is a tragedy of epic proportions…
November 25th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
I am planning on painting my house with glitter in remembrance.
November 25th, 2011 at 2:10 pm
That is obviously the best idea I have ever heard…
November 25th, 2011 at 3:14 pm
obviously. the only question is…what color?
November 25th, 2011 at 3:46 pm
I would probably go with a mix of gold and silver…that would be the most versatile choice in my opinion, which could be useful. Thoughts?
November 25th, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Definitely the most versatile…but my heart says “screw versatile – paint that puppy lipstick red!”
November 25th, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Well…you can’t go wrong with that! I say do it.
November 25th, 2011 at 5:13 pm
Anyway, I guess once you get to the point where you’re thinking about painting a house with glitter, considerations like “versatility” and “practicality” have already gone out the window.
November 25th, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Well, if you are going to be a trend-setter, you have to leave some things behind. Like…the respect of your neighbors.
November 26th, 2011 at 9:05 am
The path of a visionary is a lonely road indeed…
December 1st, 2011 at 2:10 pm
The Cowboy Outfit
December 6th, 2011 at 4:23 pm
So timely, given the season.
This makes me happy 🙂