English singer Mick Jagger says he flinches at nearly all the outfits he wore during his time as the Rolling Stones lead vocalist. However, he admits that when a performer is up on the stage, it’s a different ballgame.
“Do any of my outfits make me flinch when I look back? Ha. Nearly all of them. To be honest, they can still make me flinch when I think about what I’m going to wear at the next gig, but when you get out there on stage it’s a bit different,” The Telegraph newspaper quoted Jagger as saying, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Jagger thinks displaying them for ‘exhibtionism’ makes it even worse because the “impression” they created on stage was very different than they will in a dark room.
“It’s very hard to do clothes in an exhibition because they are actually supposed to be worn. You can have a very garish look, but in front of 50,000 people in the daylight of summer on a moving person, the impression it creates is very different from having 20 of them lined up in a confined space in a dark room,” he said.
“When clothes don’t have movement, they all look a bit wonky, but that’s the fun of it. If they all looked immaculately elegant and in wonderful good taste, it would be boring. I mean some of them are in hideous taste, but that makes them funnier to me. Some of the time you are playing this for a laugh,” added Jagger.
The singer also shared that in the 1970s, being outlandish was like a norm.