On July 23, 2008, after we had just gotten done seeing "Weird Al" Yankovic perform at the Scranton Cultural Center, in Scranton, PA, a small group of us, including Jackie, Adrian, Anne, Nancy, and Louise, were hanging out near the front steps of the venue. Most of the fans had left by then, and it had stopped raining out, so eventually all the guys in the band came out of the venue, or off of the bus, and were hanging out too.
As I was talking to Steve Jay, we got on the subject of tattoos, and one thing led to another, and Steve starting giving my tattoo of him a makeover! By the time he was done, he had given himself a mustache and soul patch.
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz was watching Steve have fun, and decided to get in on the action. He ultimately decided that his updated portrait needed some long flowing hair.
Next thing, Jim West got in on the action too, and by the time he was done, his portrait had on a nice pair of dark sunglasses. And after the picture below was taken, he continued on, and added big bushy Elvis Presley side burns.
Al, of course, wasn't hanging out, but Steve decided this was too much fun for Al to miss, so he went on the bus and spoke with Al, who agreed to do some art work of his own! Steve led me by hand to the bus door, which was away from the small crowd that was still at the venue watching on, and Al sat on the steps of the bus and, after some thought, drew on my leg.
In the dark, at first, I thought it had looked like Al had drawn sunglasses, thick eyebrows, and a Frank Zappa mustache onto his portrait. But once I was able to get into the light, I noticed what I thought was a mustache, was actually Al's mouth, angrily yelling at whoever dared to look. Very creative!
I had a lot of fun that night, and I think the guys in the band did too. It was definitely a privilege to have them all add their own personal artwork, albiet only temporarily, to my body.