Friday, November 30, 2007

Leader of the Pack

Here’s a story from high school, specifically for some of my readers out there. Don’t worry, this is a very safe story girls…

It was 1998, and the school talent show was looking for participants. Of course, a talent show isn’t really any good unless you have those blatant “no talent” act. My friends and I checked the list.
So far, the list of competitors seemed pretty typical from solo singers to actual bands. You know, real talent. It was time to shake things up a bit.
The year before, my friends and I were a filler act for the talent show, and we crafted a creative kick routine, complete with black lights and white pantyhose. (Ooo, imagine the glow!) But this year, we were ready for the real thing. We signed up as an actual act.
First, we carefully chose our music. Leader of the Pack by The Shangri-Las. It was perfect…recognizable and fun. Then we practiced our lip-synch routine. Yep, that’s right. Our talent was pretending to sing. (And act. We had some stellar overacting in there.)
It was a big hit. We had “The Leader of the Pack” guy ride in on a bicycle and crash when the song goes into the part about the guy on the motorcycle. Meanwhile the “doo wop” girls were doing a swell job in the background. At the end, we even had an angel come and take “The Leader of the Pack” to heaven. (At least, this is how I remember it.)
So, here’s the kicker, though. We won the talent show. Yep, a group of no-talent people won. Of course, the talented people weren’t too pleased, but we sure had fun.

Ahhh, the simple joys of high school.


Amber said...

We were the only act worth staying awake for. That's why we won. All those people singing their worn out Shania Twain songs should have packed it in. We were a lock. That's how I remember it. Oh, and I do remember a brou ha ha about who would be the lead singer.

Vicki said...

Great story -- it's too bad video cameras and video phones weren't around then or you guys could have it on YouTube where we could all enjoy it!

shopaholicbabie said...

Oh I remember!!! That's one of the best memories that I have from high school. Does Linda the Wonderful have that on video? I would LOVE to have a copy. Hey, I think I might dig this story thing. Hmmmm.......what's next!!!!