There is a brilliant art to dancing in your underwear. It is important no matter which gender you may occupy, to wear something supportive. Nothing will make this joyous activity travel to the other extreme like the damage ones genitals can suffer from insufficient protection. So buckle up…it’s the law.
The next tip to remember is not to get dressed. Clothing will give you the impression that you should act according to its mandate. A dress suit and air drums do not mix, they are the oil and water of underwear dancing. There is an animalistic freedom in the lack of covering that will give your limbs the go ahead to perform actions they may not think themselves possible. Underwear Dancing has the power to transform a Frankenstein into Mary Lou Retton.
Music. While it is inherently the most integral part of the event, there are only certain artists, which are currently cleared by the board for use in the sport. They are as follows:
Journey Bon Jovi
Def Leppard Poison
KISS Joan Jett
Guns and Roses The Scorpions
Heart Twisted Sister
Queen Alice Cooper
Foreigner REO Speedwagon
…and Styx (You know damn right well if Mr. Roboto comes on and you’re in your tighty whities, you’re singing. So shut it.)
While there are many other artists who will certainly make you want to “rock out”; unless the band’s career was marred by chemical excess, hair with the volume equivalent to my chest cavity, massive sexual exploits, and not a single unprocessed sound on their album; they are posers.
The final thing to remember when engaging in the craft is to be aware of your surroundings. Take into account that when your reenacting Slash’s guitar solo at the end of ‘November Rain’, you will most lieky care more about hitting that high E than the location of your scissors, paper cutter, or sharp pointy things box. Realize that no one wants to go to the ER looking like Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Stick near beds or couches, they make for great places to crowd surf, while offering little risk of puncture wounds.
So get out there and enjoy. Support, Starkness, Soundtrack, and Safety…these are the four ‘S’s…say them the next time you feel a session coming on, it may make the difference between magic and misery.