Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Doc Rocks Mandela

The Mandela Hall was at fever pitch on Tuesday night as 'The Doc' himself hit the stage to the tune of 'The Boys are back in Town'. Australian flags adorned the shoulders of the cult following there to see Alan Fletcher and his band 'The Waiting Room' strut their stuff.

Famous for his ability to "cure all illnesses known to man" (by his own admission)Dr Karl Kennedy was on his first visit to Belfast. The Neighbours star was on a tour in the UK which mainly consisted of Student Unions and the sell-out crowd in Belfast confirmed the daytime soap's popularity among students. When asked as to what he thought the reason for this was, Fletch answered "because its just so funny" admitting that none of the cast take themselves seriously.

The Gown, clearly not being held in the same regard as Off-Beat - 'Son of Radar' I believe its known as within the Union - were unable to get an arranged interview before the concert with Fletch. However, so enthusiastic were we to speak to the Aussie celeb that some reporters (who shall remain anonymous for reasons of saving their reputation)were literally first in line to get backstage. After scrambling through the crowds and enduring prolonged screaming from over-excited fans, an outstretched hand on the Doc's shoulder grabbed his attention. Being limited for time though and very aware of Alan's enthusiasm to meet "as many of you Irish guys as possible" the only information that could be obtained was that the music and tv are equal loves of his going "hand in hand" and, yes readers he confirmed it, Susan is better than Izzy "no question"!


Blogger David said...

I know I shouldnt rise to it but at least Off Beat has both a computer and a print edition this year.

12/03/2006 12:34 pm  
Blogger Gown Team said...

David, You're quite correct, you shouldn't rise to it but as usual immaturity has crept in. The lack of print edition from The Gown is, as you well know, through no fault of the Gown team. I will not, on such a public forum, point the finger of blame to anyone. A number of avenues are currently being explored and we hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible. Meanwhile we'll allow Offbeat to report to students all the major issues at the Union and beyond for the time being...or alternatively they can just write 7 pages of gig reviews...

12/03/2006 1:38 pm  
Anonymous the waiting room said...

Oi, less of your bickering, this thread should be about paying homage to the legend that is the Doctor Karl Kennedy. What a gig, and what a man!

12/03/2006 1:45 pm  
Anonymous David Cather said...

I would appreciate how the lack of a computer might prevent you from getting a paper newspaper edition out if it wasn't for the fact that it isn't stopping the digital online 'computerised' version? :p

Oh yes all hail Doctor Karl Kennedy. He's the best Australian doctor ever.....apart from the Flying Doctors obviously.

12/05/2006 3:49 pm  
Anonymous Aussie Fan said...

the doc well and truely rocked!! he's the sexiest auzzie ever and he can give me an internal exam any day!!!!

12/09/2006 1:26 am  
Anonymous garry's gonads said...

aussie fan,

keep your dirty fetishes to yourself!

12/09/2006 8:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote the Fletch on this years Soapstar Superstar! Go Fletch! (although I must admit I was somewhat disappointed at 'Alan's wife' coming on screen to support him the other night) :(

1/07/2007 6:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the doc!!

1/25/2007 4:51 pm  

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