Good Lord folks - it's time for the great Belfast Christmas Lights Switch On! As seen previously on Letter to America:
Rachel Stevens Lights Up Belfast
According to the fine folks at Celebrate Belfast 2006 it should be a fine time. Their email press release to me included the following pics of the celebrities attending. I couldn't identify any of them.
She looks happy enough but I'm worried about her defensive body language.
This guy looks OK; satisfied - think he might have actually achieved something. Judging by the way he's outfitted I'm thinking something sports related.
This guy is not happy. Some thing is wrong there.
Luckily Celebrate Belfast had this to say about the folks above:
Come along and see the celebrities!
Liz McClarnon (formerly Atomic Kitten),
David Healy (Northern Ireland’s record goal scorer)
Calum Best (son of the legendary Belfast born George Best)
You know there's a problem when they have to identify who the 'famous people' are. And that line 'Come along and see the celebrities!'; Christ. It's like saying come to the zoo. Which I think explains the expression of Calum above.
Of course we've talked about his father George before:
George Best - Coming Home to Belfast
And we attended George's funeral on this podcast:
Letter to America - Chapter 11
As for last years' celebrity - we tried to capture some of the magic here:
Letter to America - Chapter 10
Ok, that's enough self-promotion - come along this Tuesday Dear Listener; I'll be there taking snaps and hoping to grab some interviews. What's the worst that could happen?
(Oh, and when did the council starting using that horrible woman with the hoop sculpture in their logo? Look at the graphic at the top of this post and you'll see she's replaced the 'L' in Belfast, even though the shape of the sculpture does not form an 'L', unless you rotate it clockwise 180 degrees. Guess that's why I find Belfast so appealing some times, it's full of WTF moments).