I’m sure some of you have been wondering why I look so familiar and today I’m finally going to put your minds to rest. Many years ago, I moved to England to be a nanny for one year. I spent a lot of my free time discovering new music (new to me) and quickly became obsessed with multiple English bands. One of my favorites was Dirty Pretty Things, so you can only imagine my excitement when they announced they were looking for fans to come out as background actors for their new music video. I signed up that day and then spent the next couple of weeks enjoying my anonymity since that was all about to change.
The day finally arrived and I took the train into London and then made my way to Waterloo station. You could tell which people were on their way to the music video because we all looked a bit weird for a Wednesday before noon. The album was called Waterloo to Anywhere, but should have been called Waterloo to the middle of nowhere because after we got off the train, we were bused out to the type of abandoned warehouse/barn that I typically try to avoid. Before I knew it, a nearly naked woman was pouring champagne down her ass. Now I had never done that before, but it turned out I was a natural. Just kidding. I volunteered to audition for that part, but then I drank my bottle of champagne before my turn came up and that was that. I might have missed out on that little opportunity, but I did play an integral part in 2:10 of the music video. I went ahead and took a screenshot for you even though you can’t miss me in the video.
I was offered a little more screen time at the end if I was willing to strip down to my underwear and jump in the lake, but that clearly wasn’t going to happen. I was not wearing cute underwear that day.
You can watch the full video below.
Have you had any brushes with fame?