Saturday, 28 July 2012

Oakwood Olympics Part Two.

    Following the Estate Olympics last week I'd just like to show my readers that living in Derby is uplifting, upbeat, exciting, a place without parallel. Derby, 'a with it' city; probably not exactly, but  mundane and boring, never! Well, go on then, Thursday night can be a little underwhelming at times, so what better than a little bungey jumping to liven up the evening. And what do you need for such sophisticated pleasures. A charity that can use all the money it can find in these austere times. (always easy) Some generous sponsors to encourage anyone and everyone to participate in an activity bordering on the insane. (again never easy).  As many as possible drunk, egocentrical or plain daft individuals to make a total exhibition of themselves. (Neither easy nor impossible) And an audience to cheer on the the brave? the crazy? the foolhardy?
    Participants were found (Some even jumped twice). At least one jumped with an inordinate amount of alcohol inside him, (I would not consider jumping sober, never mind with two treble brandies and a pint of lager inside me.) On or two looked decidedly ill. (Do you remember that Procol Harum recording 'A Whiter Shade of Pale.') The 'audience' was, I thought, reminiscent of the ones that attended public executions in times gone by.
    A modern equivalent without the macabre connotations I hope. An amusing evening, a charity concerned with breast cancer benefited and a good time was had by all. (Well nearly all). But it did make me think. Enjoy, if that's the right word, the two videos. I did not, of course display them before the event. I'm not that stupid, honest.


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Valerie said...

I can't even bear to look at bungey jumping. It's the craziest craze ever invented. I remember Procol Harum ... Whiter Shade of Pale remains a firm favourite, meaning the song, of course.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Thanks for visiting

Ah, for our memories, I wonder where they are now.

Bill Blunt said...

Local Olympics need all the promotion we can give them! There are still tickets for the 2012 Lancashire Games available, apparently.