The Pavilion 24/07/2009

“Are ye ready kids?”

Sometimes you try something a bit different on stage and everyone loves it. Sometimes, you’re met with nothing but stony silence. I guess that a large part of it is knowing your audience. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Spongebob Squarepants, I sang the theme tune half way through our set. A cappella. Unfortunately, the shocked hush that followed indicates that the rest of the bands present weren’t big Spongebob fans (probably pretending to be too cool for cartoons) As always in situations like this, Anthony bailed me out by beginning the 1-2-3-4 count-in for Help! The rest of the set-list (Spongebob Squarepants theme notwithstanding) was:

She’s His Girlfriend
On Top Of The World
Everything I Do
Sasha Don’t Look Blue
All I Want
Help!
I’ll Get By
While You Wait

A well performed set and not a bad night even though it was yet another band competition at The Pavilion and we’d been drawn to play last. What are the chances of that? If they’re going to claim that there has been a draw, the least they could do is actually have one. Fortunately some of the other bands did hang around to listen to us so we weren’t playing to a completely empty room.

Trevor, who we haven’t seen for ages and who we assumed had been put out of his misery by Will, announced the bands going through and we weren’t one of those chosen. Conclusive proof that voting doesn’t work. I think I much prefer it when Will is around and just puts us through automatically. Although, I’m not sure he could have saved us from the “draw” to go on last. At least he would have probably enjoyed my Spongebob theme rendition even if he hadn’t known what it was. Hmm, maybe that’s what really happened. All those bands that are younger and cooler than us just didn’t know the words. All together now; “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”

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