BBQ and Talent Show

Trip Start Jul 20, 2012
Trip End Jul 29, 2012

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Flag of Switzerland  , Schaffhausen,
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pre Blog

Early morning sees us setting out to the Rhine Falls near Schafhausen, one of Europes most spectacular waterfalls and afterwards free time hopefully on the way back in Uberlingen by the lake.

Early evening is a short farewell concert in Ravensberg town hall followed by the now famous Tewit Band BBQ and Talent Show...

So bring all your props with you, everyone will be expected to take part !

Live Blog

Alistair playing the sousaphone !!!

Sorry technical issues saw blog over last couple of days cut short !

Everyone still in fine spirits with last nights concert the best ever in terms of crowd and performance, even if we did turn up until 5 mins before to a full audience already seated !

Fergus was "feeling good" but with a brave smile kept going and somehow managed to pull out a cracking solo before admiting that he was not feeling good !

Yes there have been a few casulties this week, with heat and sickness, but everyone pulling round after a rest and something to eat and drink.

Word is getting around about this fantasic band from UK and with local press advertising and giving fab reviews we are famous!

Local bandmasters going "wow this is a youth band ?"

Back to the day before....

After the zepplin museum we realised that the trip accross the lake would take too long, so plan B was undertaken, a trip in the bus around the lake to an outside swimming pool which included a 3 metre diving board straight into the lake....  That certainly tested the kids nerves.

After swallowing half the lake after jumping in from a 3 metre platform Alistair threw up all over Dave Smith!!!!  LOL's all around from the rest of the gang... "such kind thoughts !"

With romances now blossoming in the guys.... "wait and see who!" including "silver fox" who seemed to be smooth talking to all the locals !

Beech volleyball being a highlight during an inturuption to the swimming as a sudden 1/2 hour lighting storm appeared.. Apparantly its ok to play vollyball but not swim in a pool in a lightning storm.  Anyway 1/2 hour later the hot weather returned. Wow is this weather hot !

So tonight is talent "less" night ! OMG !!!

Jan and rob are staying in room 101 in the hostel so we are all waiting for the handle to be pulled and see what is going to be rejected !   The answer... hard toilet rolls replaced with Andrex puppy toilet rolls.  Even in the basic hostel apparantly we need a bit of comfort !

Anyway back to today...

Who decided to go to Swizerland !!!   Just spent 1/2 hour at swiss border !   Wow what a day at the falls, with temp reaching 33 degrees the spray from the "lady of the mist" was delightful as most of the guys took the boat under the falls to the island and climbed to the top, whilst the older members (the committee decided an a leisurely 1/2 guided boat tour complete with headphones learning all about the local history !)

Now back to the hostel everyone is chilling for a hour before tea, before our penultimate concert down in Ravensburg walled town tonight. With huge crowds, and I mean huge (see photo's) this was probably a highlight of the tour in respect of concerts.

Then the long awaited talent show !!!

Wow what a show the adults starting things off with a sketch doing impressions (and dressing up) of some of the kids, Dave (silver Fox) being Dave Smith (Black Dyke, Black Dyke), Donna being Ruth,  Pam was Will Earl, Dave was Tommy, Rhianna was Hanna Scholes, Hanna was Jazz, Colin was Fergus, Rob was Phil Guy, Chris Ives was Dougie, Jan was Timmy, all having actions and lines which took on the kids, the end of the sketch resulted in Brunty (Wiggins) proposing to Robin (Helen) and a finale kiss !!!

The kids put on thir own acts the standard being amazing with Will Earl dressing up as a girl with Hatties top, sarahs skirt and Helena bra (on the outside) complete with pigtails !

Nat started the ball rolling with a magic trick, Fergus, Joe, Dan and Jacob followed with a Barber Shop Quartet "My Bonnie Lies over the ocean" which turned into A Dub-Step version

Calum then delighted us with Hey Sole Sister on the Ukulele, followed by Will (Still dressed up), Joe and Dan doing a rap about all the tewit band members in 15 years time !!!!

Finally Owain (as an Austrialian), Sarah, Phil, Peter and Jacob performed their own comedy (with Alistair as the Alsase bird) sketch which brought the house down !

The Talent Show not living up to expectations, but exceeding them !

What an end to a fantastic day !
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Kirsty on

Hope there are some good photos of all the 'talent' tonight, have a great evening!

Judith on

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. Very envious!

margaret mellor on

sounds like you guys are having an amazing time. look forward to loads pictures am so jealous

Sara Earl on

I am so pleased you are all having such a wonderful time, and it's great to hear all the latest news. The blog stops the neurotic mothers among us ( from worrying. Enjoy the rest of your tour!! xx

robinstride on

Sara, perhaps you will be worrying once you have now found out your son makes a wonderful daughter ! Keep watching as more pictures of the talent night will be coming

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