Friday, September 26, 2008


Okay, so I am WAY behind on posts. SO, I"ll just send them through as I feel inspired to write them. TODAYS TOPIC--NIEL DIAMOND.

The story begins as a college student. Fall-1996. A fellow friend, Justin Williams, and I found out that we had a shared love for all Niel Diamond music. On a whim, we went just to sit outside the delta center just to feel his aura; and it turned out that we got 7th row seats and the time of our lives.
Later on in the spring, our ward hosted its very exclusive and notorious LIP SYNC. Not wanting to miss out on being a part of this, we re-created a blast from Justin's past. He forgot all of the words to "AMERICA" in the 3rd grade and has suffered cruelly since. That day, we decided to right this wrong and came up with this amazing show in about 1 hour--also about 1hour before show time. (I must add here that my wardrobe is provided by MERCY STUDIOS--aka. Tara Pead, and it is ONE OF A KIND FABULOUS! One watcher of the show commented to me afterwards that this dress was indeed, "THE HOTTEST DREsS IN CHRISTENDOM!" THANKS TARA!

Well, in late August, Justin decided to get married and all he wanted most was to re-live the most wonderful night of his life. SO, thanks to you-tube, and borrowing "the dress" we managed to pull off yet another historic appearance of Niel and his red lady. I stole a few pictures off a friends site. And let's just say, it was yet another thrilling performance. AND, even more miraculously, the dress fit. (The slit is just SOOO much higher that I remember it!!!)


Sandy said...

That night really does go down as one of my memories that are as precious and as funny as the old ones...a rare feat! Miss you Mandy!

Caroline said...

Thank you for making my day! That video footage is THE BEST! Love the sleeves on that red dress. Could they be any bigger?????

Roy and Laura said...

Awesome that you can still fit in the dress!!! :-)

laytonlollygager said...

You are fit -- if you could repeat that choreography all the way through on such short notice. ENJOYED IT!!!

shannon said...

OH. MY. GOSH. i'm so embarassed for you (j/k) but LOVED the video. HILARIOUS and so very Mandy Green!