Monday, June 11, 2012

Hot Cross Bunions

Friday night, we went to the Queen Extravaganza at the 9:30 Club with some friends. Yes, this was a tribute band, and yes, that is kind of inherently un-cool, but I have to say -- this is one of the best shows I have ever seen. There were four great singers rotating through Freddie Mercury's oeuvre (not a euphemism) and the show was totally high energy and fun. Which was fortunate, because it kept our attention focused on the stage and not on the others in the crowd.
Unlike before the show began when my friend who was at the show with me and standing about eight inches to my left sent me a text message saying, "Hideous bunions behind you."
I spun around, looked down, saw the hideous bunions of which he spoke and sent him the following text in response, "I may vomit. P.S. Have you ever seen attractive bunions?"
We were able to put this out of our minds during the show (for the most part), but of course, had to re-visit the topic while heading out of the venue when the show ended.
And blah, blah, blah -- I know that nobody is perfect and that we all have physical imperfections. And this is exactly why they make CLOSED TOED SHOES, for the love of God. (And, thankfully, shirt tails to camouflage vestigial tails...)
Perhaps I've said too much.
My friend and I wondered if maybe we were being a bit narrow about this and he casually suggested that we might be in the minority and even suggested that there may be a bunion fetish web site. To which I said, "Well, there's one way to find out" and pulled out my iPhone. (Note to self: clear browsing history stat!)
(Ed. is a registered domain, but it is currently parked and not in use. I don't know whether to be relieved, or wonder if the domain holder is currently engaged in a bidding war with the masses of people who want to have this as their own.)
Now looking for concerts that attract a younger demographic,
UPDATE: DC Blogs linked to this post today. I love DC Blogs.


dilettante07 said...

Wow. Sorry I missed out!

And I thought this was going to be the second part in the series of embarrassing treatments you've undergone (see: hair removal, laser).

Off to barf up my lunch...

Brutalism said...

You and the Tard totally missed out. Can't wait to hear about your trip out west.

Off to barf up your lunch? Just like your sorority days?

middle child said...

Well that's icky. Perhaps you'd like to see my son's third nipple?

Brutalism said...

Middle Child - I'm sure he's a lovely boy, but no. And this is why they invented SHIRTS (did you hear that, woman in sandals with gag-inducing bunions?)

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

Coincidentally, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is about bunions. Most people think the lyric goes:

"Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

But it's actually:

"Beelzebub has a bunion put aside for me, for me, for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"


Unknown said...

Yes, there is such a fetish. One of the sites is and you can read an article about a bunion fancier at

Anonymous said...

So I had to check out bunionchat--much more highbrow than bunionfetish--and discovered a reference to "Amateur Spanish Feet". As if there are also professional bunion models.

Brutalism said...

Christian - Wow. I thought there was only talk of bunions when one played a song backwards. Very subversive, Queen. >slow clap<

Unknown - This is why ignorance is bliss.

Anonymous - I can only hope the professional models boast that they are professional models at social gatherings. Then, when people inquire as to where their work might be viewed, they have to mumble "bunion chat" under their breath. (Logs off to go curl up in a fetal position far away from any Internet connection...)

michael said...

finally I came here because of this weird bunion fetish and, since I have a foot fetish, decided to investigate this And its not shocking, maybe funny. Its weird, maybe disgusting and bunions are painful, but there seem to be a few gals posting there and it looks like they are more than happy to do so. Personally I think maybe it's on the border of foot fetish and bdsm? less pervert than I expected but still

Fretty Chervil said...

You should pity we bunion-afflicted! They hurt and shoes don't fit. Often closed toes hurt too much hence the bunions end up on display. You could just have not looked.

The surgery to correct them is pretty darn major which is why many people just live with them. I'm currently in the recovery process after having both mine done.

Feel free to visit my blog and tell me how ugly my feet are! There's been a mini reveal but the full reveal is on Jan 22 and I hope to have acceptable feet!