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- Posted on Jun 30th 2009 3:00PM by Steve Baltin
But the singer admits to doing Ecstasy once, at the urging of friends and fellow musicians. "I was like 25, I had never done drugs. I was with one of my favorite bands of all time, this band called Erase Errata," she recalls. "I was drunk and I was like, 'What is it?' They're like, 'Ecstasy. I promise it'll be fine, you're not gonna lose your mind.' They had to talk me into it, that's what made me do it. It wasn't just they were one of my favorite bands, it was that they were really my close friends."
That got us wondering, what other bands could get Ditto to step out of character and do something crazy? "Barbra Streisand, she's amazing, she's phenomenal," Ditto says. "She still makes records, still plays shows and can sell out f---ing Madison Square Garden -- that's cool. And Tina Turner for sure."
Still, she remains true to her anti-drug stance. "I wouldn't do drugs though," she says. "One time Cyndi Lauper's manager from the '80s said to me, 'You know what the key to longevity is, kid?' and he literally called me kid in this super crazy East Coast accent. He said, 'Don't do coke and moisturize.' I swear to god. And I was like, 'Genius.'"