dazzles in the mist
Report by AUSXIP Reporter Jo
Taking my seat
at the gala awards dinner & reading the programme in front of me, the words
"Special Guest with the Tuxedo Swing Band" stand out - hmm, maybe there's been
a change of plans here? The time approaches, the Band plays a couple of numbers
on their own, during which a vintage mic is set up centre stage. Ok, this is
looking promising. Mumbling around me, isn't this supposed to be Xena? :-) A
break in the music, a blast of mist covers the stage and as if from out of
nowhere Lucy enters from stage left, wearing the golden shimmering dress she
wore for Celebrity Duets with Dionne Warwick.
Simply Stunning! Slight sound glitches
aside, she's in great voice, knockin 'em dead with a couple of songs, the first
of which I didn't know (but will find the title), the second one being My Baby
Just Cares For Me.
And then she was gone, after 2 songs :-( Only
for our main hosts for the evening to proceed to tell us that Lucy would return
again later in the evening. When was not clear. The final award was
presented, the evening was done and people started to stand up & leave. Another
blast of mist and Lucy was very quickly back on stage for another song (title
unknown again, I really should swot up on swing music). After which she wished
us Good Night.
Which was cue for this AUSXIP reporter to go
join the other guests all waiting on a taxi home.
What a stunning evening!