For many musicians, the first pair of panties thrown on stage signals a kind of official launch into rock and roll stardom.
For "American Idol" alum Blake Lewis, it means he might have a ways to go.
“I finally got my first pair of panties, and they were huge gigantic grandma panties,” he tells MSNBC. “It was awesome. I don't know where they ended up. I think we threw them around on the tour bus that night.
But the experience wasn't all bad for Blake, 26.
"I love older women," he insisted, "so it was fantastic."