Tonight’s show went back to where it all started, as it was all about Chris Hughes.
Actually, it started with a man in the front row called Norm. I thought that was the most Aussie name ever, and reckoned that no one in the front row would have a name that Aussie. My theory came unstuck with the first woman I tested it on – called Sharon.
A few latecomers made their way in at this point, one in particular went by the name of Mark. Mark looked a little familiar. In fact, Mark looked a little like a bearded Chris Hughes.
Chris of course, is the IT Manager we have been trying to make famous all Festival. I brought them both to the stage, and found another lookalike called Greg, then took a photo (with Chris on the left):
I tweeted it and asked – “what is going one here?” Answers included:
glamlovinkitty The years hadn’t been kind to Bananarama.
themessager proctologists reunion – guess where the middle guy has his hands
PirateLeer Finalists for So You Think You Can Santa
belindarae The Goodies – The Senior Years.
SimonRes silverchair 60 year reunion? Launching the “Silverchair/Silverhair” world tour
FatBoyCow Bob Hawke’s on a night out with his love children
sophielyall Those boys from Hanson have done it hard, haven’t they?
and my favourite:
heavierb lol the dude in the middle is my dad Mark Burton. I’m officially humiliated!!
I then found yet another man that looked like Chris, and came up with an idea. If you remember, Chris has stated that if we raise $20000 for The Simon Rhoden Foundation, he will strip to bike shorts in federation Square on the final Saturday of the Festival. But what if Chris had his own lookalike dancers behind him?
Everyone on stage was up for it, so I conducted an impromptu audition. I suggested that perhaps the lads in the backgorund could mimic Chris’ steps, but Chris suggested “How about a Robert Palmer feel?”
So, as Chris took off his jacket and cufflinks, the three lads (or as they are known, Chris Hughes and The Doppelgangers) performed the beginning of a strip, to the sounds of Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible”.
Then I had another idea – I asked an audience member to film the strip, and just as it got good, I stepped forward, looked into the camera, and said “If you wanna see more, donate to the Simon Rhoden Foundation”. The cameraman in question has promised to upload it to Youtube, and will link it to this blog as a comment.
In other Chris Hughes News – Chris is taking part in a photo shoot tomorrow for the billboard ad we will be placing next week; Sean (Chris’ “manager”) is looking into putting a poster of Chris on a Melbourne tram; and stay tuned tomorrow for a huge celebrity endorsement organised by yours truly.
In the meantime, here’s a recap of the Chris Hughes details:
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Of course I took a photo of all four of the guys for the Chris Hughes Calendar:
You can see them all at 3.30pm on Saturday the 17th at Federation Square, as well as Molly the 12 year old MC, Mark the butcher with a meat raffle, Anthony with the Chris Hughes stubbie holders, and much much more.
Oh, and by the way – I haven’t tallied up the last two nights’ door takings just yet, but we have reached the $6000 mark. Come one peeps, only $14000 to go!
That’s all til tomorrow