I can barely post here without laughing. I was sent one of those Facebook funwall videos by Manuel from Well Done Fillet and it is a classic. You have a free-style disco dancing competition from 1981, you have Sheeba, you have Margot (who was appearing in the Abercorn – LOL), some bloke looking very out of place from Trust House Forte as well as an Ulster Disco Dnacing champ. What more ingredients for You Tube magic do you need?
As I watched I laughed more and more at the antics and shape-throwing until contestant number eight came on, 20-year-old Ronan ‘Crazy Legs’ Lawlor, representing the Greenan Lodge Hotel, then I snorted. That is where we cut our own dancing feet as teenagers in the 1980s, thankfully those few years made all the difference. No offence Ronan. I don’t know whether to admire his crazy leg moves or what… I decided on what.
It is bad to admit I was disappointed not to see who got through in the end, it must have been a hard decision for the judging panel.
By the way the name of the post is a little in-joke for anyone who grew up in Belfast and probably more west Belfast in the 1980s; this is especially for you, enjoy and cringe.