Amanda Palmer Epic Breast-Slip Response At Glastonbury

Now I have to confess that until the 29th June 2013 I had never heard of the 37-year-old American singer Amanda Palmer; that is until she made the news for a boob-slip incident on stage at Glastonbury where her shirt popped open whilst she was enthusiastically singing on stage. And the Daily Mail newspaper reported on the embarrassing and slightly awkward situation like any other UK paper looking for a bit of gossip.

But it was the way that Amanda responded to the news of her breast escaping the captivity of her bra that made the matter stick in my mind forever and fist-pump the air for the female race. She was quite obviously annoyed that the press would pick up on a breast-slip over acknowledging her talent and ability in her performance and so she decided to pen a song there and then, return to the stage and sing her response to the Daily Mail… whilst stripping off naked and whipping the crowd into a complete frenzy with her lyrical two-finger-salute. What a genius.

Amanda Palmer At Glastonbury 2013

Amanda Palmer At Glastonbury 2013

Here are the lyrics of her song taken from Amanda’s blog:
dear daily mail,
it has come to my recent attention
that me recent appearance at glastonbury festivals kindly received a mention
i was doing a number of things on that stage up to and including singing songs (like you do…)
but you chose to ignore that and instead you published a feature review of my boob

dear daily mail,
there’s a thing called a search engine: use it!
if you’d googled my tits in advance you’d have found that your photos are hardly exclusive
in addition you state that my breast had escaped from my bra like a thief on the run
you do you know that it wasn’t attempting to just take in the RARE british sun?

dear daily mail,
it’s so sad what you tabloids are doing
your focus on debasing women’s appearances ruins our species of humans
but a rag is a rag and far be it from me to go censoring anyone OH NO
it appears that my entire body is currently trying to escape this kimono….

dear daily mail,
you misogynist pile of twats
i’m tired of these baby bumps, vadge flashes, muffintops
where are the newsworthy C**KS?
if iggy or jagger or bowie go topless the news barely causes a ripple
blah blah blah feminist blah blah blah gender shit blah blah blah

dear daily mail,
you will never write about this night
i know that because i’ve addressed you directly i’ve made myself no fun to fight
but thanks to the internet people all over the world can enjoy this discourse
and commune with a roomful of people in london who aren’t drinking kool-aid like yours

and though there be millions of people who’ll accept the cultural bar where you have it at
there are plenty of others who’re perfectly willing to see breasts in their natural habitat

i keenly anticipate your highly literate coverage of upcoming tours

dear daily mail,

Now I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around, and if people try to put you down in life then they should be the ones that are made to feel bad and not you. There is no reason to try to bully, embarrass and shame somebody for an accident and slip of modesty, especially as they ignored the fact that she has worked hard enough to grace the stage of Glastonbury.

And so by Amanda singing her witty response on stage, stripping naked and throwing her head back to sing, it reached something inside of me. It liberated me and made me clap and laugh out loud to my computer screen. She gave the response we could only ever dream of doing but are too fearful to administer in our daily lives; from the bullying boss to the nagging neighbour, wouldn’t the world be fantastic if we could all voice our frustration in such a way and receive such admiration from tens of thousands of people watching! Now I’m not about to sing naked at to the wrong-doers in this world, but if Amanda were to be shopping at my local Tesco’s I would most definitely not miss the opportunity to high-five her for her bravery and sense of justice for the bullies that are the press.

And if you would like to see this epic moment in history, the video in full is here. Please note it does contain nudity and it may possibly encourage you to seek similar justice yourself:

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