March 17, 2010
One of my early Cher impersonator gigs was participating in a parade, along with ‘Liz Taylor’ and ‘Linda Evans’ impersonators (Shoulder Pads Linda).
It was a beautiful So. California afternoon. Each impersonator was to ride in separate cars. As I approached “my” car, I noticed a rather large sign attached to the side of the car reading “CELEBRITY DOUBLE”. Really! Was this necessary? Suddenly, I felt like a carnival side show. Maybe I’ll stop by the local zoo on my way home and see if they need a new exhibit!
I positioned myself atop the back seat of the convertible as the parade commenced. Feeling embarrassed and humiliated, I reluctantly waved to the onlookers (mostly kids - a tough crowd). A breeze soon kicked up and my big, black curly 80s Cher wig was flailing in all directions. Could things get any worse? Well, it could rain!
Now that I think about it, I wish it had rained - my wig would have stopped flailing, the kids would have gone home and “CELEBRITY DOUBLE” would have dissolved off that blasted sign.