Thursday, 4 December 2008

Gay Shopping at Selfridges

What's new, you'll ask me.

Well, this morning, I ticked another box of that long list of things a gay boy must do before he dies: I got topless in the middle of Selfridges! How gay is that?! This historic moment took place in front of the counter of the Sienna Cafe in the basement to be precise.

And it wasn't gratuitous either! While (I don't think) I have never actually bought anything there (Shock! Horror! Should hand out my pink card now or can I keep it a bit longer?), I have been spending quite a bit of time in that haut-lieu of gayness over the past three or four Christmases; singing carols and other light-hearted ditties to the shopping masses.

This morning we were there before the opening to serenade the staff as part of Good Morning Selfridges, as sort of pep talk where news and sales results are passed on to the floor staff by managers. This wasn't our most glorious moment to be honest - no warm up or rehearsal, a bad sound system and the conductor behind us playing the piano, at nine in the morning, can not really be called the most auspicious conditions! I was the only member of my section too!

Today the big new was the launch of their series of seasonal entertainment and we will be there again this year.

Isn't the Internet wonderful! I have just found this picture on Flickr of our first series of gigs at Selfridges in 2004. I am wearing the wings (of course!).

In advance of our three concerts at the Cadogan Hall, entitled For Christmas' Sake, we will be on Oxford Street on 16, 17 and 18 December.

The performance times (subject to last minute changes) are as follows:
12:30 -- 13:30 -- 16:30 -- 17:30 -- 18:30

Come and say hello!

And why did I end up topless there? I was only taking off my costume and getting back into my civvies after the performance. Tonight, I was getting changed at the Museum in Docklands, after two short gigs that went much much much better, thankfully.

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