Anna’s Alive!

So I survived intact after a night out as Anna. I’m not sure how to write about it but I do know I should keep it brief and vaguely interesting. I have read accounts of other people’s nights out and some have a tendency to overshare, delving into the minutae in excruciating detail.

This is how I looked after around 75 minutes of scrambling around in a work toilet…

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I think having someone else with me helped a great deal, the only real terror came when exiting the toilet and stepping out the main door. It was so damned windy and my hair immediately went to pot. I met my friend and we walked to the train station. On the way I was read by a couple of passing girls who screeched with what I can only assume was glee “tranneeee!”. That did make me chuckle. From then on though I was oblivious to any other such attention. In fact I feel I should thank everyone I came into contact with that night for not batting their eyelids and treating me as normal. Basically I just had to go for it and interact with people and it paid off. Having never really given Anna’s voice any thought prior to this, I thought it best to just speak a bit softer without being over the top scaling octaves like a mad man. It seemed to work.

We only had between 6 and 10pm to work with so we went to 2 places. First we had food at a place called ‘The Living Room’ and it was really nice and friendly. The waitress impressed me no end by asking ‘us ladies’ if we wanted a drink while we waited. Whilst there I also got to visit the Ladies Bathroom which has always been a mysterious place for me. I fixed my hair and make-up and a couple of other girls were taking selfies.

The next venue was a bar in the Merchant City of Glasgow called ‘The Riding Room’. Now this is defintely a place I’ll return to, in fact me and my friend are discussing the possibilities of this. I’ll try not to get too excited just incase. This was my first opportunity to go to the bar and I think I did alright. The barman even called me darling. In fact my friend was certain he was checking me out! Whilst there my boobs came a little undone so I had to visit the bathroom again to fix them – damn! On the way back up the stairs (for the toilets were downstairs) a man held the door open for me and said “after you hen” which quickly became another highlight. It was indeed sad to leave, though it could have got awkward as the place started to fill up with people and a couple of them I actually knew from the gig circuit. I curse myself now for not going over to say hello as they are arty types who would probably have appreciated the effort that went into such a transformation. Well that’s what I’m telling myself šŸ˜‰

Back to the station we trudged. I got my man bag from Left Luggage and we popped to the toilets so I could change. Funnily enough I got shouted at while I was at the mirrors by an attendant. “You’re not supposed to be in here” he said, but I assured him I was a woman 5 minutes ago and he didn’t have a problem then!

I had the luxury of an empty house when I got home so I decided to make the most of it and got dressed again (what am I like?).

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Really glad I went out and I can’t wait to do it all again and hopefully with a bigger crowd (and for longer). I feel so blessed that I have great friends that are more than happy to go along with my tranny tendencies, I wish everyone had that.

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10 thoughts on “Anna’s Alive!

  1. Maria B

    Anna looks amazing ā¤ I was very captivated and anxious to read all about your night, glad you had a good time, and you should have, because you looked very pretty šŸ™‚

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  2. michellen1960

    Congratulations. It is very daunting setting foot out in public for the first time. I have been doing do on a regular basis since August last year and out shopping since just before Christmas. I still have a few nerves but no where like my first ventures out. Act like you have every right to be there and everything should go along smoothly. You look well. Liked the ‘hen’ reference. Very Glasgow.

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    1. Anna Secret-Poet Post author

      Thank you! You’re absolutely right about the attitude and stuff, I totally went for it. I’d love for it to be a regular thing, just need to find willing participants. Hope you have a pleasant evening! X

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  3. Allison M.

    You look natural and amazing. So nice, too, to see that you were treated as the woman you presented yourself as; I imagine that only added to your confidence. The fear of being too easily read and not having supportive accompaniment has made me hesitant about going out in public en femme, but I do hope that will come my way in the future. Thank you for sharing your great story. šŸ™‚

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    1. Anna Secret-Poet Post author

      Thank you Allison you’re very kind! It’s going to be pretty hard to top that so I don’t think I’ll try. The support of a friend is a positive boon and I was really lucky – though her husband found out about it and was not pleased. Doesn’t look like it’ll happen again. I would definitely recommend it though if you get a chance, you look pretty awesome if you don’t mind me saying so. I hope you have a smashing weekend when it comes X

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  4. burnseleanor21

    Thank you for sharing that. šŸ™‚ You look fantastic and so confident. I am tentatively making similar ventures… It certainly does help to have supportive people to back you up. x

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