Well, it’s time for the start of Vaarklife ‘21! We’re all gathered in front of the stage, very excited. What will the first act be? Is it the traditional….?
Yes! It’s Status Quo! They always open for us, with Rockin’ All over the World!
Nano loves Quo, and he’s found a way to get a great view thanks to Henry!
Our Saturday afternoon set this year celebrates rock and pop through the decades! So our next act, representing the ‘50s is Buddy Holly and the Crickets. From the days when pop stars wore dinner jackets!
Hang on, says Buddy, we’re missing a Cricket. Shouldn’t Bernard be up here with us?
Oh Bernard! Not that sort of Cricket!
Right, now that little misunderstanding is sorted out, please enjoy Buddy Holly and the Crickets, with “That’ll be the Day”.
Next, we’re onto the 60’s, and we’ve chosen Sonny and Cher to represent the decade.
Well, they may say your hair’s too long, but we don’t care, with you we can’t go wrong! Aren’t they a sweet pair.
Now it’s the 70’s, and a song that topped the charts for weeks and weeks! It’s Wings, with Mull of Kintyre! Looks like they’re leaving room on stage for something…
Ah, yes, it’s the Pipes and Drums! Well, it’s me and Nano, we’re the only ones with kilts…
For a very small drum, Nano makes a lot of noise!
We’ve even got the fire with flickering embers! Arnold is a bit concerned, but it’s ok, it’s just a prop, not real!
So, now, we’re onto the 80’s. It’s Boy George from Culture Club, with Karma Chameleon! What an outfit!
Now, where is that river boat?
Ah! Well, a Salamander isn’t a Chameleon, but never mind…
Well, it’s a long enough boat, that’s for sure!
Hop on! Says Vincent. So he does, and off they go!
We’re into the 90’s now, and one of the big acts of the decade. It’s Blur, laying Song 2!
Ah, Fury is on hand for the wind machine effects.
Maybe turn it down a bit Fury!
Fury comes to apologise, but what has Vincent spotted?
Oh! Oh dear, it’s Blur’s greatest rivals – Oasis! They thought they’d been booked for this slot! Awkward!
Well, we better let them play!
Maybe they can all be friends after all? “Yeah, sweet, man,” say Liam and Noel. “Let’s share a drink”
It’s a new century! From the 2000’s we’ve chosen the Scissor Sisters, with “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’”
Hang on, where’s the rest of the band? Oh, ha ha, everyone, very funny!
Right, we’re pretty much up to date, just the 2010s to go. We’ve picked Pharrell Williams, singing Happy. Because we are!
Doesn’t he look smart! We’re right back to smart suits and bow ties!
Well, we’re going to clap along for the rest of the afternoon. Nano and Micro have even made it on stage for a bit of a dance! We’ll see you back here later for the evening set. Fury says she’s got work to do, setting up something special!