Last year Perran was thrilled to be selected as a dancer in Bristol’s FUZE show – catwalk fashion, dance numbers and songs by local musicians, with profits to charity. This year he was back as a dance director.
Nigel, Carenza, Perran’s great friend Amy and I all converged on the show. As an older person, I still get a frisson when attending anything trendy enough to warrant a wristband. Will I be forced to cut it off when I go to school on Monday?
I was also wearing a new top to look cool - a velvet tunic with an ethnic pattern. So far, so good. But it also had a deep, looped fringe. Which caught on: Ercol chairs at home, the gear stick in the car, my own coat buttons, the handle in the ladies’ toilet.
I t seems being cool is quite hard work.
And I needn’t have bothered. Nobody was looking at me – the models were exquisite, the dance numbers, whether sassy or moody, were ambitious and consummately performed.
I cannot say how impressed I was at Perran’s choreography and performance. And those of his friends.
I was even more impressed that he found time before his Saturday performance to have brunch with us and follow a trail around historic Bristol.
He’s clearly got it all under control.