Why does Nick Beggs wear a skirt on stage?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mike n tucson, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. mike n tucson

    mike n tucson

    Nov 24, 2008
    Amazing bass and chapman stick player...famous for one of my favorite riffs "Too Shy" Kajagoogoo. I started researching his videos and wonder why he often wears a skirt on stage?
    thanks, mike
  2. A Kilt and a skirt are two very different concepts.

    But yeah, he wears skirts. and dresses occasionaly.
  3. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    "executive" cross-dresser ?
  4. And an "Action" Transvestite as well!
  5. Why does Nick Beggs wear a skirt on stage? Why not?
  6. Possibly a "lava lava"????? Samoan wrap?? I've been wearing them around the house for many years. They were given to me by the famous wrestling tag team the "Wild Samoans" Afa & Siqa used to have an instruction pro wrestling center in Hamden Ct. and I met the boys through a friend who attended their "school"!!! As soon as I get a little more "detatched" from society I plan on wearing them 100% of the time as they do. Not sure what the tradition is for under the Lava but at the time I decide to wear them out who cares whats going on underneath. Its a great look in that you kinda stand out yet no one bothers you, I like that. Doc or Somba!!!
  7. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    I saw him play Chapman stick and guitar with John Paul Jones. And I was pretty sure that it was a kilt.
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Skirts are comfy under hot stage lights. The only times it's bad to wear a skirt are when riding a bike, climbing a ladder, skydiving, that sort of thing. It doesn't impede playing a Stick. ;)
  9. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    The breeze in the knees.
  10. Well, first of all, it is a Kilt, second of all, he plays a STICK! :)
  11. He doesnt always wear a kilt. Sometimes its a skirt.

    Unless this counts as a kilt: Nick Beggs a | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Being half Scottish, I dont concider it a kilt, but it may be just me.
  12. thombo


    Aug 25, 2006
    Denver, CO
    interesting... trey gunn wears a kilt when he plays with KTU and TU. i suppose one has to be a little out there to play touch guitar.
  13. svtb15

    svtb15 Inactive

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    First its waaaayyyy cooler than having the jewels all cramped..

    Its showbiz man.. and everyone needs a shtick to set themselves apart... see it worked, you are talking about him....
  14. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    But he already has the Chapman shtick....

    Oh-oh, this means Warr.
  15. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Inactive

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Nick was openly out when that was far from cool, and has worn dresses/skirts/kilts on stage for virtually his entire career.

    Thanks for noticing damn near 30 years later.
  16. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    You say that as if there's some connection between being "out" and wearing skirts.
  17. anonymous122511

    anonymous122511 Guest

    Dec 28, 2010
    I wore Utilikilts fairly regularly until my girlfriend took them when she moved out.
  18. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Inactive

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    I should have expected this here.

    Weak attempt to turn my praise for Nick's inner strength into an argument over whether or not cross-dressers are perceived as gay.

    I couldn't care less if he liked doing toads in a football uniform.

    I'm just happy to see a famous person so comfortable with themselves in an era when people were burning Culture Club/Boy George records.
  19. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Maybe he was thinking "out" in the jazz sense, like Free Jazz...
  20. anonymous122511

    anonymous122511 Guest

    Dec 28, 2010
    Dude, there were gay people burning those records. :D

    The original post kinda begs the question you seem to be taking exception to. As someone who's worn a kilt in public quite a bit I know from experience the question is ALWAYS there in a lot of people's minds so it shouldn't surprise you it's come up here.