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April 3, 2005
Orlando, Florida

Hey everybody, how's it going. So um, we've had a fantastic couple days in your marvelous city. Yes, and we were taken around by the sweetest people ever. And um, I've learned all the dirt on the princesses in town. Which is fantastsic, because it's good to know that they're my kind of girls. And so we're out for only like a hundred seventeen thousand shows, so if you have nothing to do, you can come see us.

And we are actually going to Australia, can you believe it? So, oh my god, which reminds me. *Gasp* Oh no, oh no, oh my god. Johnny, I didn't think of this until now. My mother's sitting here, which is very shocking. But do you remember when I took that photograph - I didn't mean to do it. This is a lesson to all you girls - Summertime's coming. I have something to tell, well it's like a living room, so why not tell you my little secret...

Now, I haven't been down there in a long time. So I was back from there, in England, nee-nee-nee-nee-nee, walking around. And my friend comes up to me and said, "Don't look on the top shelf." I said, "What are you talking about?" She goes, "Don't look on the top sheIf." I said, "That's those dirty magazines, I'm not gonna look on the top shelf, well not before 6 o'clock, anyway. What's the problem?" She said, "Just, you can't." And I said, "Well, I'm looking, now." And there's a picture of me, right? At the piano. You can't see anything - yet. And it says, "Tori - down under."

Now, the problem with all that is, you see, I didn't realise those, you know, nice journalists with the glasses - those photographers that look very square. They come and take pictures, you know, during soundcheck sometimes. And it was 110 degrees, but this is what, you know what I'm about to say. Well, I forgot about something. It was hot! And you don't think about -- it's, you know, you don't think about those things, girls. I know on your way to Wal-Mart you don't always think, "okay, checklist - do I have it all on." I mean, come on. Because let's face it, you guys, I know, I know, Husband, I know you all put your little shorts on, or your jeans on, or your other things on, and you know, you don't check, do you? Not always. Except you don't get called out like us.

So what I'm saying is, I just realized I'm going down under, and that makes me very nervous, and that was it.

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