Monday, 10 May 2010

No.29 - Be a member of the audience in a TV show

Now things really get exciting. My first big challenge.... To be a member of the audience in a TV show.

My choice for this challenge was quite easy. Very late one evening in 2000, I was flicking through the channels on the TV whilst waiting for tiredness to creep up on me. Mildly fuming that there was nothing on any of the channels, I was suddenly confronted with the most energetic piece of violin playing imaginable. My finger froze, my feet started tapping on the floor, my eyes opened wide and my jaw dropped.....

The piece of music I was listening to was "Storm", the artist was "Vanessa Mae" and the TV show was the Classical Brit Awards 2000.

Much to my delight, I was searching the net in preparation for writing this post and actually managed to find that very clip of the show. So without further ado, here is that piece:

Ever since watching the Classical Brit Awards on that summer night in 2000, I have wanted to be part of the audience, put on my suit and tie, sit in one of the boxes and sip champagne whilst enjoying the spectacular. Every year since, I have sat in front of the TV set yearning to experience the electrifying atmosphere, absorb the splendour, feel the vibrations of the music and the voices resonate through my body.

Below is just a small handful of my favourite moments from previous Classical Brit Awards....

I have just had a peek at the attendees at this years show, and am going to be spoiled with what lays ahead. None other than Andre Reu will be performing, along with Rolando Villazon, Angela Gheorghiu and many more.

And of course, the lovely Myleene Klass will be hosting the show ~ another reason I wanted to go ;)

If I happen to bump into her backstage I'll be sure to offer her my!

So, the big night is Thursday 13th May 2010, the venue is the Royal Albert Hall in London, England and one person in the audience will be no other than.... Moi!!! Hurrahhhh!!!! :D

I'll be sure to post a report of the evening soon!

Bye for now!


  1. OH WOOOOOOOW! How exciting Cracker! I'm so stoked for you, I imagine you will have a great time. The musical is beautiful, and I'm sure those ladies will be to! ;)

  2. Wow that violin piece was spectacular. I am sure yo will have an amazing time at the awards at Royal Albert Hall.

  3. Man, you are sooo British. You know that most Americans who have settled for trashy TV such as Jerry Springer or Judge Judy? But nooo... you are doing thing right and you actually are going to be a member of the audience at a TV show you enjoy, with great musicians.

    Tellin' ya. So British! :-D

  4. Maybe I could help you knock off a few of those things on your list!

  5. Kell, thanks pal! I had the time of my life. It is just a shame I couldn't invite all my friends from around the world to be there to join me. Perhaphs you'll all have to come to my 40th birthday party :D

    Liss, thank you :) I have listened to that violin piece over and over again... it still gives me goosebumps!

    Zhu, I have to confess that I am rather British! (Hopefully with all the good British qualities, but not the bad!).

    Keeli, you most definitely are welcome to help knock off a few of the things on my list :)

    Sachin, thank you and thanks for stopping by! :)


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