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Posted on August 11, 2014
Jared Leto performs at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida.
[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]
OK, now he’s just messing with us
Mark my words: we will see him in a rhinestoned crown of thorns before too long! (hopefully with red ruby blood drops!)
I surely hope so…
Proof that they all read T Lo.
Or his stylist does!
HE READS T-LO. WE ARE BEING PUNKED.
I saw this show the night before in Tampa and when he came out (wearing white robes and the crown) I yelled, “Pixie Jesus reads the uncles!!” There was one point where he told the audience to sing along. After, he said, “Jesus Christ, you guys are awesome!” My friends and I just looked at each other like, okay now he’s just screwing with us.
Jared Leto reads TLo! Hi Jared Leto! Big fan!
You took the thought right out of my mind.Wow. If Jared isn’t reading TLo, this is some serious weirdness.
Can’t. Just can not.
Anyone who is anyone reads TLo
All the cool kids are doing it.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
I suddenly want him to star in a new version of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Hah! I thought that during his Oscar speech.
EXACTLY! I was imagining him singing Gethsemane. Take this cup awaaaaaaay from me…….
Can Jared double as Pilate? Because I really want to hear Jared belt out “Prove to me that you’re divine, change that water into wine”….but that’s just me.
I’m all in for that.
Who else shall we cast in our fantasy version of Jesus Christ Superstar?
Yes! I am all for another JC Superstar production. Anne Hathaway as Mary Magdalene…? (We all know she can hold her own when it comes to singing.)
OK, Annie as Mary Magdalene. Can we fit Hugh Jackman in somehow?
Hugh Jackman would make a great Pilate or Herrod. What bass singer could we get for Caiaphas?
Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix! He’s an astounding bass singer.
no no no JUDAS!!!!
My neighbor has directed a slew of the road tours over the years…..about ten years ago (before the latest last Ted Neeley tour) he said that Neeley was so old he was going to have to restage the entire production behind a scrim….with fog.
This makes me want to bust out my original British cast recording that has Andrew Lloyd Webber playing keyboards. On vinyl.
I still have my vinyl recording of this -loved it.
Sting as Pontius Pilate.
oh YES YES YES — THIS!!!! That would be the most fabulous cameo ever. You’d have to keep it absolutely secret though….
Actually, it’s Herod that sings that line (“Walk across my swimming pool) Pilate sings the 39 lashes and Pilate’s dream. Maybe a one-man show with Jared in all the parts!
I stand corrected. Why not RPJ in a one man show?
Think of the costume change possibilities!
that’s Herod you’re thinking of…
Indeed it is!
Isn’t that Herod who sings those lines
— signed I listened to that album too many times as a kid
And this is in Florida.
Think there’ll be any backlash?
Well, he’s not really dressed like Jesus, tbh. If he was wearing a crown of thorns there might be mayhem though. But Madonna’s already done that. I’m not sure if there’s much that Madonna hasn’t already done. She’s gone to the well so many times that it’s dried up for all of the other stars.
That is without question clergy garb, wouldn’t be surprised if someone objected to that.
Clergy definitely, but not Jesus. And he’s wearing a crown. He should be wearing a crown of thorns or a mitre if he wants to offend people correctly lol
Right — I just meant that the clerical gear might be enough to piss people off in a relatively conservative state.
It’s a Catholic vestment. Those Likely To Get Offended in Florida tend to be Bible Thumpers….
Yeah, Madonna has been humping crosses the past 80 years or so.
He is HILARIOUSLY RIDONKULOUS. And also a blasphemer, but hey, he wants me to think that.
I – I’m speechless. I feel like TLo should get a cut from his public appearances now.
Not today, Satan. Not today.
What would have made this even better is if he wore a crown from Burger King.
I love the Burger King crown reference so much! xo
If not now, when?
It seems like he has a sense of humor about himself unlike Kanye though. Like I don’t think Jared actually thinks he’s Jesus or a king for that matter, but I’m sure Kanye does.
Kanye thinks he’s God.
I wanted to respond to this, but words fail me.
Variation on an old joke about doctors: “What’s the difference between Kanye and God? God doesn’t think he’s Kanye.”
The sword on his chest forms a “P” — for Pixie, no doubt.
That’s the Chi Rho, the monogram of Christ.
But it definitely doubles for Pixie, here.
You do you, Jared. You do you.
Is that a guitar neck under your choir robe or are you just happy to see me?
I’m gonna throw up.
Now he really is f*cking with us. Also, I think this might be a little too much for me.
Bravo, Jared. You get full marks for a) referencing the Uncles and b) trying to bring back Shocking Catholic People. Our outrage hasn’t been relevant since Madonna’s early days! For extra credit, please do your encore in the silver sparkly number with the long fringe and the deep v-neck that Judas wears in the finale of JC Superstar. You would rock the shit out of that outfit. For that matter, just wear it walking down the street. With some Toms.
He’s in the wrong liturgical color.
As my priest says, “We’re in the long green of Pentecost.” Get with it, Rocker Pixie Jesus.
No wonder I just saw a Catholic priest in a green garment!
Pentecost is forever.
Ecclesiastical humor is why I’m here.
And peace be with y’all
And also with you.
It’s “And with your spirit” now.
Whoops. It’s been awhile and old habits die hard.
I can’t get with the new prayers and responses. It’s hard to change when you’ve been saying the same thing over and over again for 30+ years.
I’d like to tell myself that’s the reason I can’t do the new responses. Might also be because my actual attendance at church has . . . um . . . declined over the last decade.
Yeah, I can’t get used to the new stuff. I guess this is how people felt after Vatican II. I say what I remember, and I feel very subversive while doing it.
Ha. Me too!
Back in the 50s it was also “and with thy spirit” before the 70s ushered in the “and also with you” crap.
Yeah, I know, dating myself. But: pastor’s kid, so I know my liturgy….
And with your spirit!
And also with … Y’all.
Actually surprised there hasn’t yet been a dystopian/SF novel that used the term Ordinary Time.
Okay, so now I have a brain itch – what relatively recent (to my brain that means in the last 30 years, probably) novel DID use “Something-or-other in Ordinary Time” for its title?
ETA: I want to say that it’s one of those kind of semi-bleak stories about marriage or family life, with some shreds of redeeming hope at the end if you squint. Like a certain vintage of New Yorker stories were. BUT I could be making that up out of whole cloth.
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin, perhaps?
Is it “Songs in Ordinary Time” that came out in 1995?
Bingo! Thanks for the memory nudge.
I would totally read that.
So we are-in the long green season. Personally one reason I love Advent is that the liturgical color is blue, my favorite.
He picked it up in the Post-Lent Clearance Sale….
Yeah. But purple is a much better color for stage wear. Pops better.
This is glorious.
Clearly he’s just trolling us now.
Priests’ chausibles are a thing now? Good, then Geneva preaching gowns can’t be far behind, and I can start rocking mine as day wear. Thanks Jesus Jared!
It’s a very cheap chausible – I wouldn’t be caught dead in it!
Yes!!!! This was actually my complaint. The embroidery isn’t terrible but the fabric looks flimsy and the braid is tacky as hell. The whole point of this kind of look is luxe, and that is like a Halloween costume level of luxury. And the high-low thing with the jeans works better with more high-low contrast. Madonna has set a high bar for on-stage visual blasphemy. I bet Dolce and Gabbana could create some really stunning vestments. Go big or go home.
Your powers DON’T compel me, RPJ.
Insane. Not in the good way.
HAHAHA!!!! Saw this on his instragram feed (he’s actually holding a cross in that photo) and was convinced he was trolling TLo!
I seriously love this guy… Caftan Pixie Rocker Jesus! He does love us
Now he’s just being silly. A crown and purple vestments (purple is worn for periods of vigil, preparation, humility and/or penance, such as Advent and Lent, if I recall correctly) with mirror shades.
Hope it’s a good show.
Blue is the liturgical color for Advent. It’s possible that purple could also be worn, as Advent is a season for contemplation and waiting.
Huh. Must depend on the denomination? I’m not sure I remember ever seeing blue vestments (Roman Catholic)? But it’s been six or seven years since I attended church regularly, so maybe I just misremember.
Blue is the liturgical color for Lutherans (my denomination) for Advent. Right now we’re in the green season.
Maybe he’s just retaining water…. holy water, that is…. tee hee
HOLY CRAP! HE KNOWS!
I must add: Thanks, TLo, for Mr. Leto and Ms. Witherspoon here on the same afternoon. My entertainment needs are met.
It’s the shades…..and he knows it. Oh, does he know it.
Rocker Pixie Jesus TROLL.
It reminds me strangely of something having to do with the Three Musketeers.
Athos, Porthos, Aramis and Rocker Pixie Jesus…. sorry D’Artagnan but you have been replaced!!
Somewhere Sinead O’Connor is rolling her eyes and thinking “I did that shit 25 years ago, when people actually cared about priests and the Pope.”
He looks like he is auditioning to play a cult leader on the new season of True Detective. He just looks skeevy crazy.
His tattoo looks like candy corn.
The one on is inner forearm looks like an X-men logo.
That is the precise purple and gold of the bags that Crown Royal used to come in. My father gave me one for my marble collection. In 1972.
I like your dad’s style. What a cool bag for marbles.
My parents worked in the Vegas casinos and we got Crown Royal bags for marbles / coins and cigar boxes to bring to school for our pencil boxes!
That was my dad’s drink of choice back in the ’70s so I had a ton of those bags … which I promptly turned into gowns for my sister’s Barbies.
True story: I have a headpiece a lot like that. (My friends often give me a Lea Michele style “Of course,” when I say “I have a hat/headpiece like that!”)
Jordan Catalano would be embarrassed.
He should be wearing a crown of thorns.
P for Pixie, no doubt.
Pontiff drag, nice!
Talk about hiding your light under your vestments…
TLo was right!!!!!!! I find this funny (and I’m Catholic) although I wonder what he was singing???? Hope it’ wasn’t sacrilegious.
Maybe he’s singing Rock Me Sexy Jesus.
This is hilarious…right down to the multi-colored fingernails.
Stole that shit straight from Prince.
Behold … and so it was said by TLo and so it was done by Leto.*
*makes me wonder if he actually reads TLo and is totally punking us all.
Is this a joke? I hope so
. …..that outfit says the tunes are weak.
OMG – he really went for it. BRAVA Rocker Pixie Jesus
For people speculating that Jared Leto knows of this site, I’m going to say “yes, in all likelihood he does.” He is extremely methodical and thorough when it comes to his profession. He does his research, and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone in his camp showed him these posts and he thought “Rocker Pixie Jesus? That’s brilliant, let’s run with that!” He has a very entertaining sense of humour and is very willing to laugh at himself. I wouldn’t consider this a troll so much as a hat-tip.
“I wouldn’t consider this a troll so much as a hat-tip.” My thoughts exactly.
First thought: Crown Royal bag.
Now all I need is Johnny Depp as an actual wind chime, Lea Michelle in some strategically-placed dollar bills and Robert Pattinson in a takeout-stained bathrobe. Come on universe, I know you’re listening.
Clearly he believes his own press..
If he’d only worn strappy sandals, he’d have completed the transformation.
OMG, I actually saw this performance in WPB. Was super awesome and he does not age and he is the second coming of jesus for sure.
I like the shoes…
The transformation is complete.
Looks like he’s playing Herod in a community college production of JC Superstar.
Give it a rest, mate.
He is going straight to H-E-double hockey sticks for this.
People, we have been had.
When did he become a Presbyterian minister?
He looks like a sheathed bottle of Crown Royale.
If this is a real Chasuble I am afraid I cannot get with it. If it is something he had made, go for it. If it was a blessed garment, disrespectful
I think he is sending a message about quality self-reflection in his Lenten chasuble.
He’s living in 1971. That is so Jesus Christ Superstar.