Monday, October 20, 2014

La Fievre du Dimanche Soir





The final day of the petanque tournament. Scores of visitors descend on our little corner of paradise. After lunch Angus is told to go out and socialize. He doesn't recognize anyone apart from the Belgian lady who ( against all planning regulations ) has converted the garage by the town hall into a bijoux retreat. The Belgian lady has a ferociously bad tempered Pekingese that tries to disrupt the nearest petanque game. The Pekingese gets sworn at. Angus leaves.

Seven o'clock. Time to dismantle the beer tent. A shout of '' Lads ! There's another keg here that we'll need to finish off " echoes from outside the Salle des Fetes. The dismantling is a lengthy process that has not been completed by the time the 'gala' dinner starts. 

Last night it was Crazy Ed. Tonight it's 'Wilbur' , a gentleman in his forties wearing a blue ruched sparkly satin shirt, black flares and red patent leather shoes. He, and the two young ladies in blue sequined tank tops and black leggings, start their 'La Fievre du Dimanche Soir' performance at ten. By this stage of the evening the local farmers are  in  a 'tired and emotional' state.  Wilbur wisely sticks to smoochy ballads. The local farmers join in, enthusiastically. Their wives look unimpressed.


And here , for those who remember the early 80's, is a flavour of Wilbur's repertoire , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95QoDc_obN8

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  1. Did anyone realise that Angus was socialising?

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    1. No. The socializing was completed quickly.

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  2. I am afraid I saw 'Up Where We Belong' on the Youtube title and that was sufficient for me. Cheese to my ears.
    I was more of the Phil Oakey lop-sided hair cut persuasion, early 80's. My hair evened out, eventually.
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    1. Wilbur sang it in French with long pauses. It didn't sound like anything an AngloSaxon ear would recognize .

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  3. Did you take Bob and Sophie to help with the socialising ?

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    1. Introduce Bob to petanque ? No way !

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  4. Trying to remember when I last saw a Pekingese (ferocious or otherwise).

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    1. Go to Rothesay anytime, any day, any year.

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  5. What an evening! I've not thought of "Up Where We Belong" since probably the 80's sometime -- Only thing that 'might' be a little more difficult to listen to would be Barry Manilow tunes ... Can't Smile Without You and that disco favorite, Copacabana.

    Good to have Bob and Sophie to use as an excuse to get home and come home too!

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  6. I'm still amazed that these country folk stay up so late! It appears Wilbur is no fool.
    Did the very old farmer attend? Any news anout his health?

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