Updated: Feb 6, 2020
I'm singing in the rain, Just singing in the rain, What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again... :)
You probably know me well enough by now, to know I love a good romantic musical. Singing in the Rain is an all time classic and I love the wonderful singing and dancing from Gene Kelly in this movie. The iconic scene with Gene Kelly dancing and singing in the rain reminds me a little of something that happened to me, although I didn't have an umbrella.
Living in the UK with our unpredictable weather can be very challenging, especially for the life of a singer. When you are out on the road touring and performing you should always be prepared for unexpected weather changes and unexpected events.
One performance that really springs to mind is an outdoor event in Manchester for a radio station. The radio station was broadcasting from one of those trailers. The trailer opened up converting into a stage area. The stage is then covered by a sheet of tarpaulin so everyone underneath is nice and dry, perfect! :) On this day the heavens opened and it just did not stop raining. It rained and then rained some more. I was under the tarpaulin cover so thought everything would be Ok. I started my performance until you’ve guessed it the unexpected happened.
The tarpaulin cover across the stage had been gradually filling up with more and more rain water. No one had noticed this, until it was too late. It was a bit like one of those ice bucket challenges you see on YouTube. I was in mid song, when a 100 gallons of freezing cold water poured over my head as the tarpaulin collapsed. It took my breath away but I carried on with the show, absolutely drenched and soaking wet. If the audience are willing to stand in the rain and get wet to support me then I will be right there along side them.
If you've had something funny happen to you on your travels. I'd love to hear your story.
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Until next time,
Debbie Nunn. x