Eric Lucas laid awake at 3 in the morning, trying to concoct an outfit.
The restlessness was a product of wanting to pay proper tribute to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow at a watch party for the CFP semifinal, held at Burrow’s home church, Christ Community Wesleyan in Albany, Ohio, on Saturday.
For Lucas, it was go hard or go home, and rest assured, the spiky purple wig, the bedazzled loafers, and the “custom” sunglasses that would make Randy “Macho Man” Savage envious weren’t items he discovered while rummaging through his closet. This outfit took time and aforethought.
“The shoes I found online and I bedazzled them myself,” Lucas said, speaking of the glued sequins fashioned into neat rows. “I thought these were Armani’s and I found out they were some knock-off.”
Underneath a purple T-shirt reading “Eaux-Hi-Eaux in the Bayou, “Lucas wears camouflage pants, making the viewer of said apparel wonder if this quite possibly is a nod to Louisiana’s favorite sons, the men of Duck Dynasty. But…“These are my church pants,” Lucas jokes. “My wife wouldn’t let me wear the gold leotards I wanted to wear.”