Still can’t sleep, so let’s talk about tonight’s Wig in a Box wig and wardrobe malfunction!
Rebecca put the first wig on John’s head, and it fell off. John felt it fall off and it threw him off. Where “Miss Midwest Midnight Checkout Queen” is, he sang, “Suddenly I’m Miss Beehive 19…fif… Until I wake up… In my own bed.”
He was still lost going into the second verse, though! The second verse tonight went as follows: “Some girls they got natural ease. They wear it any way the please. And then I look up… From the… way I am?” But he was back on the ball with “I look up from my vermouth on the rocks.”
So then the rest of the song continues and we’re on track. The audience singing was on point, and it’s looking good. Since it was a crate show, the costume change happens right on stage. John ripped the jean jacket and shorts off no problem, but he and Rebecca could not get the hair dress on at all! They were both trying, but it wasn’t staying. Finally, John basically decided to say fuck it because he ended the song without the costume fully on… like most of it was hanging off, and he fell to the floor where he rolled around for a few seconds while we all clapped.
Naturally, this spawned some great improv to explain the entire situation: “Bob Wankel gave us 5 minutes for rehearsal. What the fuck can you do?”
Rebecca then zipped the hair dress up, and Hedwig says to Yitzhak, “It’s just gonna be so fucking easy for you, isn’t it?”
After doing the punk rock gesture, Rebecca got the final piece - the shawl with the red splotch on the back - and John goes, “Oh God, another fucking costume.” It went on without any problems, and he goes, “Oh look. It’s going on so easily!”
Wig in a Box was just… great tonight.