Spokes perform at UMBUG 1000

On April 3rd, The new Spokes made their debut! This was the first time the majority of the group had ever performed in front of a crowd. It was a baptism of fire.

Nerves we running high as we mentally prepared ourselves.

The show started with a special introduction by our new Chearleaders. Check out how beautiful they look:

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Pavol and Keiren got the crowd warmed up with some “Gooooo Spokes” cheering and impressive cartwheels. Then enter The Spokes on our tiny bikes. We call out our trademark introduction then await the music. We wait…and wait…the music isn’t starting. Disaster, the sound system has run out of battery. We have no sound! We were faced with only two options; leave without performing, after all this build up. Or sing the music ourselves!

 

And that is how it happened. The first performance was played out to Spokes and Audience singing and clapping along to no music. The new Spokes took it all in their stride and performed a flawless rendition of the routine. The audience we so fantastic and supportive, cheering us along and giving us the confidence to do this.

 

Overall, despite the disaster, it really was a huge success. You can see from these photos we had a great time.

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Post-show we did a quick photoshoot then headed out for some celebratory refreshments. We’re very much looking forward to our next performance, hopefully dancing to music if we’re lucky!

 

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