For those of you who weren’t aware, this Monday was Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year.
Now here at the Met Bar we don’t take ourselves too seriously (as you may have noticed by now!), but even we were feeling unusually subdued this week, so we knew we needed something extra special to perk everyone up. Luckily, our good friend Jonny Awsum came to the rescue on Wednesday by taking us all on a Summer Holiday, when the Jonny Awsum Show went tropical!
Hawaiian leis garlands were mandatory uniform upon entering the bar, and Russell – everyone’s favourite cross-dressing glamorous assistant – was resplendent in just a grass skirt and a pair of coconuts.
Things kicked off with a limbo competition. There were no surprises when Jo walked away with the winning prize (make of that what you will!). This was quickly followed by a sing-a-long with West End star Jack Shalloo to Summer of ’69.
Other top hits of the night included Heaven is a Place on Earth and Freedom with singer/song writer extraordinaire Belle Humble.
A hula hoop competition kicked off the second half of the show, which ended up with just about EVERYONE in the bar having a go. Jamie sadly let the Met Bar team down when he lost out in the final “hula-hoop offâ€. It was so much fun; the hula hoop was being passed around the bar long after the show had finished!
After the rock ‘n’ roll raffle, there was just time to round things off with a final rousing rendition of Summer Nights from Grease – ending the night on a truly tropical high! Take a look at all the action below:
So forget the January Blues, here at the Met Bar we’re all about fun in the sun! Join us next month on 17 February when the Jonny Awsum Show will be all loved upâ€¦