There was only one star of the show tonight, and that was a man in the front row called Pat.
I asked Pat to stand up, and turn around to face the crowd. As he did I sang “Turn around bright eyes” and alluded to the fact that he looked like Tintin. I dragged him on stage and asked what he did for a living, to which he replied “Nuclear Scientist”
The crowd went wild.
I then took a photo of Chris, tweeted it, and promised a free dvd to the first person to correctly guess his profession:
I’ve never received quite so many tweets in my life, so many that I don’t have room to include them here. The answers included “Gay Porn Fluffer”, “Tony Abbott’s Speedo Model” and a lot of suggestions for “Gynaecologist”. I’ll scan through for a winner, but at the moment I don;t think anyone nailed “Nuclear scientist”.
One woman tweeted to say that her daughter Sheridan was at the show, and could I say hi to her? I then took a photo of Sheridan, Pat and I in a compromising position and sent it back, saying “this is what your daughter is doing”:
After that was sent, I asked the crowd if they had any questions for a Nuclear Scientist, and someone asked “What happens when Adam Hills touches the back of your neck?”
To the strains of “Total Eclipse of the heart” we conducted an experiment, and it appeared that the scientist went quite weak at the knees. Quite.
We then kicked back into the show, and the continuing story of Chris Hughes, the IT Manager I am trying to make famous. As you may know, Chris has offered to strip to a pair of bike shorts on the final Saturday of the Festival if we can raise $20000 for a charity that helps people with cystic fibrosis.
Since the last show a few developments have taken place, mainly:
The first poster of Chris had been placed in an international location – Prescott, Arizona – as witnessed by this photo (Thanks Emmy):
A blog has appeared in Business Review Weekly, courtesy of a woman who was in the crowd on opening night (Thanks Jane), the link is here:
The next step is to get a Chris Hughes billboard. We have a billboard free, and thanks to a graphic designing husband and wife in tonight’s audience, we have a design. All we need is a printer to make the billboard. Any suggestions you have would really help.
It is now confirmed that Chris will strip in Fed Square on Saturday the 17th at 3.30pm if we can raise $20000 for The Simon Rhoden Foundation. Before tonight’s show the tally was already at $4300.
Once again, the details so far are:
* You can make your own donations here
Or with this PayPal link
And if you’d like to print off a poster of Chris and put it in a prominent place, then send me a photo of it; the poster is here:
Oh, of course I took another photo for the Chris Hughes Calendar:
However, it also turned out that Pat had been in a calendar entitled “Sexy Scientists” as “Doctor December”. Of course I made him recreate the pose:
So, that was my night. Hope you had fun reading about it.
There will be more, oh there will be more