November we all went to the Shipcote City Hall to
see the sensational pop band Sweet Showaddy Rollers.
They say they are wonderful, especially for people
who don't get out much. We booked a box near the stage
overlooking the stalls. Mandy lifebote and Isabelle
Tolling sat in the front row. Mandy is very tall and
Isabelle unfortunately has a very bad case of acne.
was a roar from the audience as Les McClown came on
stage with his zimmer frame and they screamed with
delight when Romeo Chandelier waved his walking stick
first song was "Bye Bye Little Angel Eyes".
The audience was in raptures. Hundreds of feet stomped
out the rhythm. Lead singer Andy Pillows couldn't
stop his wig from bobbing up and down to the beat.
We could feel the floor vibrating beneath us. Grown
men and women had tears in their eyes as they recalled
the days of their youth.
Heartbeat" was the next song they performed.
Everyone got up and started
to dance. From our box we could see the whole grand
circle shaking. We thought it was going to collapse
as one very large lady in the front row was jumping
so much. Fortunately the security men got to her just
in time and they kindly told her there was a much
better seat on the ground floor. We all heaved a sigh
of relief as it seemed a disaster had been averted.
continued with all their hits and the audience continued
to dance to the music. Mandy Lifebote was dancing
along until Warrick Racker poked her in the ribs because
couldn't see the stage. Startled Mandy spat out her
chewing gum which landed in the hair of a very irate
lady in the stalls below. Before we knew it the lady
was up in our box demanding to have it out with poor
Mandy. She lashed out at Mandy who unfortunately fell
against Isabelle. This caused a huge spot on Isabelle's
chin to issue forth a large amount of yellow matter
which went directly into the eye of the lady. Unfortunately
the lady took a shorter route back to the stalls below
as she lost her balance and fell. An ambulance came
to take her to the hospital along with the four people
she fell on.
band carried on playing and the audience continued
to dance and scream until the interval. Then just
about everyone in the theatre rushed to the foyer
to buy ice cream. There was a stampede in the corridor
and some people were trampled
underfoot. The staircase was crowded but very tall
Mandy spotted a door for staff only. We decided to
risk going through it and it led to a staircase. We
went down the stairs which led to another door. To
our surprise it led to the Green Room where the Band
were having their break. They very kindly asked us
to join them for drinks and canapes.
were all enjoying our time with the band when there
was a knock on the door. "That's our cue for
the second half." said Les McClown. But
a little man popped his head round the door and said
that the second half had been cancelled because there
had been too many injuries during the interval. A
dozen ambulences were called to take them all to hospital.
The band were very disappointed but thought we shouldn't
let it spoil our evening. We all gave out a cheer
and continued to party through the night.
thought they'd had the time of their lives but they
really just couldn't remember.