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Shannon’s Take on the "Tear"able Keytar Solo


As Orin mentioned, there are several teens who went home Saturday with a different take on the Youth Day theme, “Eyes on the Prize”.

Anyone who has seen us do “Jammin’ with Jesus” knows that, during that song, we enter into a whole other level of ridiculousness. Saturday was no different.

We got to the part of the song that we usually do the solo and Orin stepped into rock star-mode. To the delight of 400 teens, Orin wailed on, rocked, and even licked the Keytar, during the solo.

As he was scooting around on his back, I looked down and saw more than I ever wanted to see. Orin had a rip in his pants the size of Texas and he was displaying his underpants for all to see. Erin Brennan, one of the Shrine staff members also reported seeing a horrified look on the face of a young girl who was right up front. Since Erin didn’t get a picture of that girl, I’ve included the picture you see here. It probably looked a lot like that.

Once I realized the problem, I yelled for Erin (Orin’s wife) and then alerted Orin to his breezy situation. The rest is history, or soon will be.

The thing I regret most about the whole event, is not taking the opportunity to auction off his ripped pants later in the day. I’ll bet we could have made a good chunk of change at Orin’s expense. It would have been a great way to raise money for charity. Oh well…maybe we’ll do it the next time he rips his pants in front of hundreds of people.

4 comments for “Shannon’s Take on the "Tear"able Keytar Solo

  1. Marianne
    September 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    Look at it this way…at least you guys will have something interesting to tell David Letterman/Jay Leno/Conan O’Brien/Craig Ferguson/Matt Lauer/The View Ladies/Ellen Degeneres/Maury Povich/Jerry Springer/Judge Judy on his/her/their show!

  2. Megan
    September 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Glad you heed the Shrine rule about having two layers between you and the rest of the world.

  3. Anonymous
    September 24, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    The purple cloth to cover the pants-wound was my idea. I assured Orin he looked just like Stephen Tyler from Aerosmith. And, yes, that is a good approximation of the look on the girl’s face. -Erin B

  4. Ricky
    September 25, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    a piece of me died that day….

    I saw it before Shannon did. Instead of notifying anyone, I hopped around trying to play bass. Actually, I think the drummer and I performed admirably considering the wardrobe malfunction in front of us.

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