Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tonight, Matthew, I'm Going to be...............




Thank you so much for your comments on my previous post.

Today's post is another one about my life as a
Promotions Co-ordinator.

I'll do some more Agony Aunt problems soon.

If you're a regular reader of my blog - you will know that when I worked for our local newspaper, the Lincolnshire Echo, I wore many different costumes and outfits.

(I was even "Erica the Echo Clown" in a centre page spread. Such a shame I don't still have the pic!)


You've already heard about my Victorian prostitute's tale, when I fell off the truck at the Mayor's Carnival...............




And in my previous post - you saw me as a pirate.

We didn't wear these costumes just for the kids. We also wore them when we did our Pub Fun Nights.


The Echo Pub Fun Nights were organised around the county. We did them to raise the Echo's profile as a follow up to door canvassers and telephone marketing.

The night consisted of us three Echo Girls entertaining the pub customers. Many of the pub customers would get into the swing of things and wear a costume too!

(I've never seen so many men wearing suspenders as when we had a Rocky Horror Picture Show Theme to the night!)



The evenings kinda went along like this..............

As we were about to start, as an introduction, we would play the most cheesy, over the top, piece of electric organ music.



On the top of this, an entertainer we knew did us a huge taped voice over. It ended...............

HEEEEEEERE......... THEY........... ARRRRRRRRRRRRE

THE............LINCOLNSHIRRRRRRRRRRE.................ECHO...................

PUB...............FUN............NIGHT..................GIRRRRRRRRLS!!!!!!!


It was loud, raucous, with loads of fake applause and whooping.

We'd tell a few jokes, talk about something topical, and sing them a song. (This usually raised a laugh as we were all tone-deaf! We looked very comical with Tanya at 6 foot, me at 5 foot 5, and Tina at 4 foot 11 and three quarters, pretending that we only had one microphone with us.)


Tanya and Tina????


We'd then do a Quiz, a very quick game of Prize Bingo, Spot Prizes, and Pass the Parcel (with some hilarious forfeits!)





Towards the end of the evening we'd get the customers doing a bit of Karaoke, and end the evening on a rousing singsong of New York, New York; Daydream Believer; or You'll Never Walk Alone.




We wrote all our own stuff and absolutely loved it! We did them for seven years.



Tanya, Me and Tina on my very last Pub Fun Night 1996


Between the three of us and the Pub Landlord we would choose a theme...............



French Theme



School's Out Theme

or just....................................



Fancy Dress.
The Clown with the blue hair is the Pub's Landlady.
The 'clown' with the microphone is me!

We also did a Spanish Theme, with a few obligatory naughty jokes about maraca's.



It's such a shame there's no pics of the Spanish Nights. I do have a funny story though, but that will have to wait 'til next time!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Sandi said...

What a wonderful 'job' you had, it all sounds such a hoot, they were lucky to have you. I am a bit too shy for something like that ...... ......... pity.
Hugs from Aussie xx Sandi

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

The more I learn about you, the more I like!!! We would get along famously. xxx

bad penny said...

Wish I could have been there !

Hesta Nesta said...

You make me laugh so much Sue, we need more people in the world like you and it would be a much better place I am sure. I would have needed several spare pairs of pants to have attended one of your pub nights!!
Jo xx

Menopausal musing said...

You write a cracking tale! :O)

angel said...

Are you sure we aint twins!

Love nippin on here for a chortle, ya never let me down. :D
Mucho love and "repec" :D X x X