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Let The Music Play
Having donned his 80's style clobber along with rest of the
housemates, Mark was just saying that they should get a dance
routine ready for when the music started. Then, as if on cue,
the 80's music began to blare from the speakers.
The first tune of the party was Wham's 'Wake Me Up Before
You Go-Go', which had Sue performing some frankly bizarre
but funny movements and proved that Mark had lost everything
he'd learnt in the days of Take That!
As Sue continued her over-exaggerated chicken-style dancing,
Les tried to perform a knee slide, but his PVC trousers just
stuck to the floor rather ruining the effect. Talking to the
camera. he apologised to his wife for the ensuing 'dad dancing!'
The next song was Bucks Fizz' 'Making Your Mind Up',
for which the group lined-up and performed a hastily choreographed
routine, including some of the actual moves. Mark decided
that it got faster and faster towards the end, so the dancing
went a bit 'Benny Hill' for a moment!
Mark and Sue held the floor for ABC's 'Poison Arrow',
then Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' and then Dead Or Alive's
'You Spin Me Right Round'.
Attaching some white tape across his nose 'Adam Ant' style,
Mark pushed Les to lead a kind-of conga for the next song,
'Stand And Deliver'. However, Anne didn't join-in as
much as the others and was something of a party-pooper.
Next-up was one of the decade's defining songs, 'Relax'
by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Then the rather dreary 'Love
Will Tear Us Apart' by Joy Division and then Duran Duran's
However, the party was coming to an end and it was time for
the slow songs, otherwise tackily known as 'the er**tion section'
in many a nightclub during the 1980's!
Spandau Ballet's 'True' was the last song of the evening,
to which they all sung along in a group hug.
Given that the group were requesting sing-along and routine-based
songs, we were a bit disappointed not to hear 'Come On Eileen'
or 'Superman'. Not even 'Oops Upside Your Head' or the timeless
party classic 'YMCA'.
Never mind, the housemates had fun, even if there was a distinct
lack of 80's style 'dancing around handbags'. That said, Mark
did 'pull' Sue at the end of the Disco and they went outside,
where Star of the party Sue was 'pretend' sick!
A great night, just a shame that Goldie had to miss it - we've
a feeling that it would have been absolutely crackers had
he been there.
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