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!
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