by Jacqueline Thompson, journalism student Oxtrad 2019
Pre-show jitters? Niamh doesn’t know them. Almost four hours before the show, she remarked that she was very excited for the upcoming show. Although I was only able to ask her a few questions (the banjo kid was jamming on the stage for his sound check), she seemed very confident about the performances.
During the intermission, I was also able to interview Grandad Atticus and Ellie (who is definitely not an alien). Good ole grandad had no idea that there even was a talent show! Meanwhile, Ellie (Atticus’ grandson) thought the show was all meant for her. Both were very happy with how the show was going, and they were excited for the next half and even more entertainment.
Two days after the talent show, I interviewed activities directors Niamh and Izzy. They both had an amazing time! Izzy said, “It was great fun and it was amazing to see the depth of talent.” Niamh, on the other hand, had to set the record straight. “The best act was definitely from the admin team,” she remarked. “We had to channel the memes for our performance.” Is there bias? Perhaps, but she is right about the excellence of our great administration’s interpretive dance.
Niamh and Izzy enjoyed how supportive the audience was. The finger snapping, clapping, hand-waving, and light flashing really helped create a positive energy as well as a feeling of community and togetherness. At the end of the interview, Izzy summed her sentiments up by saying “You all took us from the Shallow to the Riptide.”
“You all took us from the Shallow to the Riptide.”
A big thanks to the whole administration team, especially the activities directors!
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