Monday, February 25, 2002
Sunday at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is always special, but yesterday's was even more special than usual. What made it so fantastic? What was the highlight? [It certainly wasn't the ten-minute queue in the rain; surely it's time I was permanently guestlisted??]
Was it the Dame Edna Experience's note-perfect rendition of Aretha Franklin's You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman? Or Ian's discovery that "ooh, we can sing in this key"?
Was it surreptitiously watching Ian snogging an inappropriate abyssinian?
Was it the 007's?
Was it the remixes of Tainted Love and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye?
Was it seeing Marcus get assaulted by a firebreathing stripper covered in luminous orange paint at Dukes?
Yes, it was all these things. But even more, it was the ludicrously camp Almighty cover of Evergreen, the Will Young Pop Idol single. "It's just a cheap cover version darling," said Andy afterwards. But, you know, sometimes cheap is just what you need on a gloomy Sunday. Anthem ahoy!