Hey ho all
Night two of the London run of Mess Around took place tonight, and it was one of the most fun ones ever.
There was a lot going on at once and it’s a little hard to do justice to it – it really was one of those “you had to be there” shows – but I’ll do my best.
It all started before the show as I sat backstage trawling through tweets. There were a couple that caught my eye from people that were on their way to the show, and I made a note to follow them up on stage. They included:
I kept at it with Johnny and his lady (Man I feel bad, it’s two hours after the show and I have completely forgotten her name. Please leave a comment if you were there and remind me) and found out they met on their gap years in Jerusalem, have seen each other occasionally since, and are now together in London.
I then constructed a movie trailer around their life that included such lines as: “He was a posh boy from London. She was an Aussie on holiday. They met in Jerusalem and wailed at the wall. Love brought them together, but travel visas kept them apart…” and so on.
As their story reached a crescendo I suggested that what we needed was an appropriately mushy love song. Gordon broke out a few bars of “Hello” by Lionel Richie, and I knew what must come next. Gordon and I took a mic each, and broke out a duet of “Hello”
I asked Gordon’s husband Mark to take a photo which he did:
I took a photo of the subjects of the song too, and they looked like this:
He also took a video, and as soon as I can work out how to upload it to youtube , I will.
Finally, I picked up on the thread of a story that started last night with a young man called Alistair. Alistair was a 20 year old in the front row who was looking for love “actively.” I have taken it upon myself to find a lady for Alistair, and after one lady last night offered to return to the show tomorrow, I found another love possibility by the name of Milena from Bulgaria.
She was also in the front row, and upon seeing a photo of Alistair, declared him an 8 out of 10. When I showed the photo to Gordon and asked for a rating he replied “I’d give him seven and a half inches”
Once again the show ended with a cliffhanger, as I asked Milena if she would come back to the show on Friday (the only day she is available).
She replied “Maybe”, the crowd went “Dum dum daaaa”, and I left the stage.
To be continued…..