I went to a thing at the comedy festival last night. This is out of character for me, as I am normally too busy laughing at my own imagined encounters with Ryan Gosling to give time to entry-level stand-ups. Yesterday was the debut of the Citizen 598 show at Curve though, and I’ve spent far too much time chatting to those guys on twitter to not see what they were up to creatively.
They’d obviously done their market research, kicking things off with Mr Boombastic as entrance music. (Just try to think of a funnier song. Go on. Try it. You can’t, can you?) The show itself, called ‘Man’, was about masculinity and growing up and beards and stuff, but the thing that really made it stand out for me was a wonderful reminder of my first ever girl crush.
Yep. Before Courtney Love, before Christina Hendricks, before Kelly Brook did that swimwear range, there was Angel in Home and Away. Sweet, sweet, Angel…
I used to do my hair in plaits like that but my fringe would break free and spring up like a twat.
Here’s an amazing Angel fact for you: The actress, Melissa George, was once a world champion roller skater so they wrote scenes into the show where she was required to skate around Summer Bay. TALENTED AS WELL AS BEAUTIFUL.
Melissa George has gone to Hollywood for proper films now. She’s gone all normal and I haven’t seen her with plaits for aaaaages. *sheds a tear* *looks up at the stars* *pulls blanket closer* But, thanks to Citizen 598, the memories of Angel Parrish will remain in my heart forever….