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"!