Thursday, May 26, 2011

Peter Loves George Michael!

George Michael was my first gaycrush,
which happened when I was around 8-years old

Immediately after Saturday morning cartoons ended, Casey Kasem's Top 10 Countdown came on. I still had some cereal in my bowl and loved music, so I kept the TV on to watch.

I distinctly remember Casey saying something like, "And now our number 1 song comes to us from the UK. This singing duo is climbing the charts, and here they are. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!"

Once the video started, 
I literally could not believe what I was seeing.

I was hypnotically glued to the screen, watching a young George Michael in boom-boom shorts and fingerless gloves.

And then: 
He began skipping and dancing around the stage. I have no idea how long I stared with my mouth agape, but once it was over, I ran upstairs to my room and began kissing my pillow groaning:

"Oh Wham, oh Wham..."

I was only a couple minutes into this when my older sister walked in and said, "What are you doing?!" 

She ended up tattling on me to my mom. The two butt swats I got had no effect, as my love of George Michael never passed. Yup, I still love him today.

And to my sister Mandy: I love and forgive you. *smile*

Peter - Los Angeles, CA


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1 comment:

boidiva02 said...

I LOVE George Michael!