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In which he wore a “dance belt”

I’m not a huge fan of Twitter. I mean I’m on it but I don’t really chat on it much.  At this point I tweet out my blog twice a day and I mostly follow lots of “entertainment” sites and Buzzfeed, the worlds best site.


I only follow a few “celebs” and the ones I follow are either very funny or somebody I have a personal interest in.  One such celeb is Jamie Bamber.  He just recently got on Twitter so before that I followed his wife, Kerry Norton because I found her amusing.  In fact, I find her so amusing that I totally want to have a cup of coffee with her sometime.


But back to Jamie.  Jamie was on Battlestar Galactica (I know, I know) but that show has a special significance to us.  You see, Keely watched it during her sophomore year in college when she was recuperating from her tumor surgery.  As she was on crutches for 6 months, she couldn’t really go out so a friend of hers (Kathleen) introduced her to BSG and she loved it.  She then forced us to watch BSG (Kevin, Daniel and myself) and we also became addicted.


Is there a point to all this? I’M GETTING THERE.  After Keely was off crutches she still wasn’t allowed to do her “junior year abroad” but for her 21st birthday I took her to London where she had friends and I had my cousin.  At the time, Jamie was filming in London for Law & Order: UK and I wrote him a letter (via his agent, manager, basically anybody I could find) to explain how Keely really loved “Apollo”, the character he played, and that it would mean the world if she could meet him.


He couldn’t actually meet her but he sent her a lovely, personally written note that thrilled her (and me if truth be told) and it was so nice and thoughtful that I was forever a fan of this young man.  As thanks, Keely sent his family 3 Duke t-shirts for his young daughters and a thank you note.


Fast forward a year or two and his wife, Kerry, got on Twitter.  I tweeted her and explained who I was and what they had done for Keely and she remembered Keely.  As it turns out, we were going to Dragon*Con soon and so was Jamie and when we got there, we met him and he couldn’t have been sweeter.


So that’s the long and short of why I follow Jamie Bamber on Twitter (and Kerry as well), which isn’t even the point of this story.


WHAT’S THE POINT LYNN??? I’m getting there.  So Jamie doesn’t tweet much although I do find Kerry hilarious but yesterday he tweeted the following:


Jamie Bamber tweet


By the way, he’s in London filming some show called “The Smoke” and he plays a fireman.  I had absolutely not idea what a “dance belt” was so of course, I Googled it and boy was I surprised.  I had no clue that men wore that sort of apparatus.  Of course, I probably could have gone my entire life without knowing about it but still …



I guess I just always assumed that male dancers had some sort of built-in “jock strap” in their leotard but the fact that they wear a “dance belt” which is a sort of glorified jock/thong cracked me up.


Then of course, I had to start visualizing not only Jamie in one but KEVIN (my husband) in one and then I totally lost it because I don’t really think that Kevin is the thong type although who knows, he did go work out in my yoga leggings!!!!


Anyway, here’s the picture and explanation of what one looks like:

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How would your significant other look in this and don’t you now have more respect for male dancers???

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  1. Sally
    April 17, 2013

    Haha! I’ll be vizualing that on every man I see today……….oh my! Haha!

  2. Mayor Gia
    April 17, 2013

    That does not look comfy at all. But Jamie sounds like a good guy!
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  3. Jester Queen
    April 17, 2013

    Remember. Real danceurs don’t wear underpants. So you’ve gotta have SOMETHING holding that shit in place or the Nutcracker’s gonna … well. .. you know

    • Lynn
      April 17, 2013


  4. Julie
    April 17, 2013

    I find myself wishing that you had never gotten to the point. Like Sally, I’m “sseing it” on every male that crosses my path. Trust me when I say that Dr. Patel just walked by and I started laughing. He gave me a very puzzeled look and went on his way.

    • Lynn
      April 17, 2013

      hahaha…glad i could ruin your day

  5. Sherry
    April 17, 2013

    I’m so glad you posted this! I have always wondered how male dancers managed that smooth “Ken Doll” bump, and now I know. Thank you. :-)

    • Lynn
      April 18, 2013

      glad i could be of service

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