Talking of wigs, when we took a stroll round Watchet Harbour I noticed I wasn’t the only one wearing one. There were drag-artists out collecting for Carnival. This got me thinking about the many and varied potential functions for a wig. Here’s a few to be going along with:
– Alysa (formerly Alister) wears them to enhance her new gender identity
– Brian two-doors-down used to collect maniquin heads from skips, put them in his upstairs window and dress them up in wigs and hats. When he took the display down passers-by complained they missed the show.
– Some people wear curly ones while getting very drunk and pretending to be scousers
– Sonja (not her real name) has several wigs from when she worked for a private detective agency.
– Becky’s step-mum’s dog performed unspeakable acts with hers
– The court of Louis XIV wouldn’t be seen out without them
– When Joy worked as a nanny for Orthodox Jewish families in London, the women would don wigs to cover their already luxuriant hair before leaving the house. Think it’s a religious thing.
– Andre Agassi wore one to play tennis.
– We saw a lot of silly red and white ones during the World Cup.
– Judges wear full-bottomed wigs on ceremonial occasions.
Any more for any more?
Meanwhile I cycled seven miles today – not bad for a chemo-head!