Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Solid Gold Sheila ..........

One of our dearest friends, Jill, is a frustrated choreographer/director/ actor and dancer. Over the eleven years I have known her, she has been a tireless worker on many committees. Any time there is a celebration within these many organisations, she has grabbed the chance to 'put a show on' and jump into the limelight. She inspires others to take part, sets the scene, does a lot of the costumes and gets the show on the road.

Yesterday was the culmination of one of these efforts, where her local women's group had a ten year celebration. A hundred ladies from that branch and elsewhere came for a luncheon and show. I was an invited visitor, and finally had a crack at using my video within my new camera, which I might add, worked a treat.

They chose the Village People and the YMCA song, and they got the costumes together for each member of the group. Jillo was the African American in leather. We sourced a black affro wig from my daughter, and she wore my bikie leather jacket and my man's Harley belt. She glued black fluff onto her chest and you can see the rest.

Very scary.....

All the ladies were terrific, particularly the policewoman, who was just fabulous.

I might add, all of these ladies were in their 60s and 70s.

If that wasn't enough, they did a synchronized swimming piece, with the girls 'swimming' at the Beijing Olympics.

Luv ya heaps Jillo; your blood's worth bottling .....

6 comments:

zooms said...

The policewoman gets my vote, what a star.

zooms said...

I meant to add, watch the committment in the background behind
Jillo.

BlissHill said...

I agree Zooms. She was seriously talented. It was such a funny act and the 100 ladies were in hysterics.

Andrew said...

The expression on the policewoman's face is priceless. It looks to be a real hoot.

BlissHill said...

She was like that all the way through. Very committed.

A hoot? Oh yes!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fan mail. I enjoyed the act and we had great fun at rehearsals.

The Policewoman