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Bleck Cra
2009-04-12 14:55:40
"TEAM KAREN. MEANDERING MAN ON SKYLINE." from Bleck Cra Expand pics
TEAM KAREN. MEANDERING MAN ON SKYLINE. (Expand pics)
JACKILL. HIS DAY.
“Take it up the rear? Sure Jack, no probs.” “No, dimwit. Take UP the rear.” So that was my task when me oul mate Whacko Jackill and I took the great unwashed on the run to Karen O’Toole. Sure, there were some critters turned up: barely fit to go shopping for curtains let alone ascend oul Eireann’s highest peak. Nawww. They were perfect. Several categories: Swiss Family Robinson, seemingly endless healthy, clever progeny dispensed from the loins of a lovely and unflappable couple; 2 pretty track rats who I am convinced are pixies, one the other half of a mountainviewer, sadly hors de combat; a tough, sound bloke, missus and weans from Tyrone, he in luminescent trousers determined to get neither wet nor ignored; Rapunzel who contrived to get soaked through the Celtic tresses and everywhere else without batting a fashionable eyelid; statutory meandering man, with the same common ancestor as humans but missing the instinct to stay on the track; and last, some normal people. 15 wards in total, to 2 minders. I shan’t bore viewers with my appraisal of Karen O’Toole. I have come to her late when the rest of you probably scaled her in short pants. But I shall say she is magnificent; vast, merciless and wildly scary. She and these are simply breathtaking hills. Now to the project itself and brainchild of the equally scary Jackill. This was a beautifully and comprehensively executed gig, perfectly planned, gauged for an unknown quantity, with some but not a lot of hard walking, stunning viewpoints and brilliant leading. Jack – the pace was millimetre perfect. In short, if Whacko even murmurs a refight or another gig, get your name down in triplicate immediately. The best preparation it seems is around 3 bottles of wine each the night before.
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