Wow, what an evening. Brendan Cole's tour is soooo good. Music was great, singers were amazing and the dancers [Brendan, his brother Scot and Andrew] along with 3 lady dancers were just out of this world. C and I [and sometimes D] are great Strictly fans - we even vote towards the end of the series. My Mum and I decided that we would like to see the Strictly show but unfortunately cost and the available dates meant it was a no-no for this year but . . . . then we discovered Brendan! We went to the Waterside Theatre at Aylesbury, what a lovely Theatre, seating about 1100 - 1200 people, all seats seemed to be of good value and those "in the Gods" looked as if they had a great view too. Brendan and the dancers put on a fantastic, funny, lively show and everyone was good in it. C had a special surprise awaiting her - we bought a programme and in it was a card that you could fill in with a question for Brendan and/or his dancers, I duly filled it in and managed to put on it that this trip was a Birthday pressie for C [its not her birthday until March but this was the only date for this area] When Brendan and the dancers answered the questions, the man himself, Brendan, came out into the audience to wish C a Happy Birthday, he gave her a hug, asked her how she was enjoying herself and then did a little Salsa dance with her. If happiness could be bottled that was the point to bottle it, she was beside herself with it. The grin was from ear to ear and she kept saying - I've danced with Brendan, its a moment none of us will ever, ever forget and to say I was proud of how confident and happy she was is an understatement. My lovely daughter outshone herself.
If you get the chance to go - GO!!!