Peter “One Dart” Manley and myself were invited to entertain the crowds with our own form of darting madness at Butlins Minehead for their “House of Fun Weekender” with Madness topping the bill.
Our role was to entertain the crowd before Suggs and his gang took centre stage. Both Peter and I were a bit apprehensive because we knew we were going to be performing before an audience that had not turned up specifically to see us and we had no idea what proportion of them would be darts fans.
We need not have worried. The publicity prior to the event ensured we had a great crowd and they responded so well to our banter and our performances on the oche. Some of them had even brought their own darts hoping to play on stage!
MC and stage manager Paul Wilson had produced a great stage set and he made sure that everything went smoothly – much to the delight of all concerned. Everyone entered into the spirit of things and seemed to have a great time.
We were looked after very well and the accommodation and catering on site was exceptional.