What have a Tupperware and a bunch of keys got to do with the West End musical Stomp? They won me two tickets to the show, yipee!
I'd just gotten into the car after running a quick errand to the bank when the cue to call for the radio contest came on. Throughout the week we'd been having a good laugh at callers who had to imitate a short snippet of stomp music. Some of them did a pretty good imitation using bare hands, bottles, chopsticks, car dashboard and whatever they had on hand but some were waaaayyy out. Hence you've got shake-shake-shake-ting-ting-ting-chug-a-gug-gug sounding like choo-choo-choo-gug-gug-derk-derk-pschh or something like that.
The snippet that was just aired was quite short and simple, so I decided to give it a try. I dialled Mix FM and while waiting for the DJ to pick up the call, I looked around my car for something to produce the shake-shake-shake-shake-shake-woo-hoo-zhe-zhe sound.
"Pass me the tupperware!" I told no. 1 at the back seat. No. 4 had taken her lunch in the car earlier and the lunch box was still lying around.
I dropped my house keys into the tupperware and voila, my musical instrument was ready. The DJ, Ika, picked up my call and when she gave me to cue to start, I tossed my handphone to no. 3 to hold. I shook the tupperware a few times and shouted Woo-hoo!
Ika laughed. "I thought you dropped your handphone!" she said. "Good luck." She would call me if I was the winner.
So we waited and waited and waited. Two songs were played but still no call.
"You didn't winlah. She never call also. And there's no woo-hoo, okay," no. 1 said.
After the third song ended, Ika aired the three calls. We had a good laugh at all the funny impersonations. We thought maybe the first caller had won because it was quite close to the original snippet. But it sounded like he used his mouth to imitate, no instruments. How can? The whole concept behind Stomp was the bins, brooms and poles used to create the rhythm. Where got gadget?
We waited with bated breath for Ika to announce the winner. Finally she said, "Thank you for humouring me this Friday afternoon.... I got to give it to Lydia!"
The kids and I looked at each other and whooped with delight.
Woo-hoo! I won! It's the woo-hoo that did it, I'm sure of that. And of course the tupperware and the bunch of keys too.
Stomp, here we come!