Halloween was a few days ago, and we’ve only just recovered from out awesome wicked spooky night performing with The Zoots at the Stamford Corn Exchange. It was incredible to see you all in your capes, collars and cat suits showing off some of the best halloween costumes we had ever seen.
Following our extremely popular Christmas performance last year at The Stamford Corn Exchange, the team invited us back for a halloween night full of ghosts, ghouls and guitars. We said yes and began to look forward to the scariest night of the year. In the lead up to the 31st of October, We’d had a really busy week at Zoots HQ, texting our friends to tell them all about our spooktastic show. And trying on our outfits.
We had a lovely drive north to Stamford. ‘Known as the “finest stone town in England”, Stamford’s prosperity drawn from the wool trade and its historical position as a mail coach inter-change on the Great North Road almost halfway between London and York.’ (http://www.stamford.co.uk/). It really is a lovely little town, and we’d thoroughly recommend a visit.
We arrived at the theatre and began to set up. A very special and a VERY HUGE thank you here to all of the team at the Stamford Corn Exchange for all of their help with the loading in and setting up. The Stamford Corn Exchange is run by volunteers, and without them, people like us wouldn’t be able to perform there, so really, thank you to everyone for all of your help. We had a great time decorating the stage with cobwebs, spiders and pumpkins.
The previous day, we’d spent an unreasonable amount of time carving some preeeetay wicked pumpkins to decorate the stage. Special thanks to mama Zoot, Pauline, for all of her creative carving help in making these…pumpkintastic masterpieces. (should’ve bought a carving set!)
Stage decorated, pumpkins lit, it was time for us to get ready;
The evening kicked off with an awesome routine from Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre school. They wowed the crowd and warmed up the audience with their spooky masks and jaw dropping routine. We thought it looked amazing from the wings, so must have been quite brilliant from the front. The team opened and closed the first set, here they are in action.
We were ready. Jamie looked terrifying with his make up and ring masters outfit.
Following such a awesome opening from the Starlight Dancers, we took to the floor and began our set. We played a host of songs from our repertoire, including music from Queen, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Jackson Five, Roy Orbison, there were LOADS! And the crowd loved it. We even had a guest tambourist and cow bell player for our final track of the set, Sympathy for The Devil by the Rolling Stones.
It was awesome. During ‘Gimme some loving’ The Zoots were haunted by a ghost lead guitarist:
Who just loved to dance.
And we just LOVED seeing some very creative outfits in the crowd.
In the second half we changed the outfits with some more Kiss-esque outfits, The Zoots newest member, Simon looked a little bit like Slash.
And before we knew it, the night was over and we packed up and set off to Wiltshire.
It was wonderful to meet so many of you after the show, where some of you wanted the party to keep on going…
Special thanks to:
Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School, Stamford is located at the Stamford Welland Academy Green Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 1HE. They run show team classes currently. AllSTARS- ages 2-6 Tuesday’s 16:00-17:00 StarlightKIDS- ages 7-10 Tuesday’s 17:00-18:00 and finally Beat Down Juniors ages 11+ Tuesday’s 18:00-19:00 we welcome all to our dance school and are one big family! Contact Nina at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you to everyone who came to watch us, old friends, new friends, family and fans, we really appreciate your support. Thank you thank you!
Please do send us, or tag us in any photos you have of the night, we’d love to see them!