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Man Flu

By davey_griffo
Rock 'ard, rock 'eavy, ROCK 'UDSOOOOOON!!!

You've no doubt heard of bands named after infectious diseases, like Anthrax, Dengue Fever & Cancer (no me neither. In't Google brilliant?). Well, that's what the boys decided to go with. Their dad said they were more "just a bit of a cold", which they thought was great, but too long. So they went with Man Flu. Well 'ard!!

The boys put on a free, open-air concert in the summer for there fan. It was kept quiet, as Vale Park is only small, & they didn't want to over-run the place.

They based this decision upon the sale of their CD (just one, to their mum, who being marketing manager, & not wanting to disappoint the boys, said they'd sold loads).

The only others to turn up were 2 pigeons & a squirrel. & they only stayed long enough to realise that nobody had any food.

"Everyone's a Star", as TNT once sang. How wrong they were!!

Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: mrswoolybill, woolybill1, Karrol and 8 more


mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2467 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 7:14PM
I'm putting in the vote now, I'll be back to view the rest in a while. Radio 3 Composer of the Week slot beckons...
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2467 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 7:25PM
There's an old white sheet in the cupboard upstairs, I'm suddenly seeing it in a whole new light.
Go and have a large drink, and thanks for the (very clever) fun.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 7:27PM
Utterly hilarious, well-constructed, well-hammed and quite loopy. The world needs more of this, I tell you!
Karrol 13 29 England
30 Dec 2009 7:46PM
Crazy man!!!

But so funny - brilliant work.
redshank 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 8:40PM
Brilliant Dave,another stunner.
BarryC123 13 43 25 Ireland
31 Dec 2009 1:51AM
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2009 4:47PM
The write up is very funny !!!!
What Wagner and Mozart woukld think about such goings on at the base of their columns I can only guess at - you know that immunisation is having a little bit of the virus to help you body fight it off - so have you been immunised against this is my question !!!
Absolutely mad !! Wonderful manipulation.
Neeka 12 16 Wales
2 Jan 2010 7:53PM
LOL! You are having way too much fun. Love it.
DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 2:22AM
Great fun!

And it's perfectly fitting that `Nomates' would be engraved on the bandstand — they always seem to have a selection of great composers plus somebody you've never heard of, regardless of how much you know about classical music.
davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
3 Jan 2010 11:41AM
Well done Dave. You spotted my little edit. You win the prize: A signed copy of the lads' photo. Just send me your details. Smile

Anybody who didn't spot it comes 2nd, & gets 2 signed copies!!


(Poor Elgar must be spinning in his grave!!)

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